Cancelled: Romantic Serenades

Romantic Serenades


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Romantic Serenades on Sunday 15 November has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with a trio of brilliant Czech composers and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece, with the attention to detail of the composer’s renowned quartets and the drama of his symphonies. Compatriots Janáček and Suk complete the picture with evocative works full of lush harmonies and folk-inspired inflections.

Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a new arrangement for string orchestra.

Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Leoš Janáček
Suite for String Orchestra JW VI/2

Alexander Glazunov
Violin Concerto in A minor Op.82 (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)

Josef Suk
Meditation on the Chorale ‘Saint Wenceslas’ Op.35a

Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for Strings Op.22


William Hennessy director
Markiyan Melnychenko violin
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra