Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart reach out to one another across the centuries in profound and deeply moving communion.
Mozart’s wondrous Sinfonia Concertante intertwines violin and viola soloists in a partnership of equals. They speak to one another of beauty, loss, consolation and, finally, exaltation. Our Principal Viola, Stefanie Farrands, makes her ACO concerto debut, joining Richard Tognetti for this exquisite, unforgettable masterpiece.
Britten idolised Mozart from boyhood. He visited Salzburg to retrace his footsteps and it’s where Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge premiered. Britten wrote with ease to capture Bridge’s integrity, wit, energy and gaiety.
Britten, like Mozart, was gifted beyond his years and had an instinct for timeless musical expression. This extraordinary elixir of youth and wisdom can be heard in his Elegy, written by the composer when he was just 16 (coincidentally the same age at which Mozart wrote his Divertimento in D major). We give Britten’s work its long-awaited Australian premiere.
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Richard Tognetti director & Violin
Stefanie Farrands viola
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Elegy for Strings – Australian Premiere
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat – arr. strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in D
Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
This production is part of the following series:
In 2021 the ACO are presenting an ambitious season with more music than ever before, with a radiant series of live performances alongside cinematic and immersive concert films.
Monday 16 & Saturday 21 May 2022 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
Premium $131 ($112 Concession)
A Reserve $118 ($100 Concession)
B Reserve $97 ($82 Concession)
C Reserve $71 ($60 Concession)
D Reserve $49 ($49 Concession)
A Reserve $106
B Reserve $90
C Reserve $63
D Reserve $37
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