Passionate Romantics

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Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with one of the great icons of music for string orchestra and a mighty violin concerto.

About this concert

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the loving detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. 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 daring new arrangement for string orchestra by MCO collaborator Keith Crellin.

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Markiyan Melnychenko violin
William Hennessy director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for Strings

Alexander Glazunov
Violin Concerto (arr. string orchestra Keith Crellin)


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