Re: Classical

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Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise that due to the current COVID-19 restriction levels for Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra are no longer able to perform their “Re: Classical” on Thursday 17 June 7.30pm & Sunday 20 June 2021 2.30pm concerts.

The Orchestra extends its thanks to audiences for their forbearance at this difficult time. MCO’s next performances at Melbourne Recital Centre are Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Thursday 29 July and Sunday 1 August. Click here to learn more.

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

While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra.

It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos. The fourth concerto is an effervescent favourite of violinists and audiences, infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

MCO continues its survey of Haydn’s extraordinary symphonic legacy with a rare performance of his dramatic Symphony No.52, which we’ve nicknamed The Grandfather.

COVID Safety

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. When we reopen, a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures will be in place. Click here to learn more.


Sophie Rowell violin
William Hennessy director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Maurice Ravel
Menuet sur le nom Haydn (arr. string orchestra Nicholas Buc)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No.4

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.52 in C minor The Grandfather


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