Cancelled: Emerge | Haydn, Mozart & Mannheim

ARCO 2021

Presented by Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra


Concert Cancelled: Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Due to New South Wales border closures, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra regrets to advise that Emerge | Haydn, Mozart & Mannheim on Tuesday 3 August 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

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Event details

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra explores the rapid evolution of music in the early Classical period through beloved works by Mozart and Haydn and Christian Cannabich. The second half of the 18th century was a time of revolution in music. Composers such as Haydn and Mozart were moving away from the strict formality of the Baroque era, creating a more melodic, expressionistic style. In his Bassoon Concerto, KV.191, an 18-year old Mozart hints at this evolution with a work that looks back towards Vivaldi’s bassoon works but also nods to the emerging Viennese preference for sonata form. We are fortunate to feature one of the world’s finest bassoon players, Jane Gower, performing the concerto for us.

Accelerating the pace of change was the quality of the musicians – nowhere more so than at the Mannheim court (now in southwest Germany). Mozart spent the winter of 1777–78 in Mannheim, and his ‘Haffner’ Symphony contains many influences from his time there. Haydn too embraced a number of the Mannheim School techniques, taking his much-loved ‘Drum Roll’ Symphony to new heights of energy and excitement.

And just as Mannheim saw a new musical style emerge, we are excited that this program will feature emerging young performers from our Young Mannheim Symphonists youth orchestra, which is designed to provide opportunities for young musicians to experience the magic of historically informed performance, inspiring the next generation of research and performance-based inquiry.

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Christian Cannabich
Sinfonia No.54 in E-flat

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.103 in E-flat major ‘Drum Roll’

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bassoon Concerto in B-flat, KV.191

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No.35 in D ‘Haffner’, KV.385


Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Rachael Beesley director
Jane Gower historical bassoon
Emerging musicians from Young Mannheim Symphonists


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