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Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Mozart’s delicious fourth violin concerto, with soloist and guest director Sophie Rowell.

About the concert

Mozart was among the most famous pianists of his day, but was also a highly skilled violinist and violist. 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 a favourite of violinists and audiences, by turns effervescent and charming, and infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

This concert also includes symphonies from the 1770s by close members of Mozart’s circle, a delectable suite by Sibelius reflecting on romantic aspects of Finnish rural life, and a nocturne by Melbourne-based composer Caerwen Martin.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra is a Key Presenting Partner at Melbourne Recital Centre. For more information on the Centre’s Key Presenting Partners see here.

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Josef Mysliveček
Symphony No.2 in A

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K218

Caerwen Martin
Stars come out in a midnight sky

Jean Sibelius
Suite for Violin and String Orchestra Op.117

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.52 in C minor Hob I:52


This production is part of the following series: