Mostly Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante

Mostly Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Enjoy a morning of diverse repertoire that transcends time and musical boundaries.

In this mesmerising morning, musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) unite with Principal Horn of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Katy Woolley, for a captivating exploration of different musical styles and eras.

Originally commissioned in celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 100th anniversary, American composer Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman Part III features a double brass quintet and was written in tribute to ‘women who are adventurous and take risks’; those who have shattered conventions and made a significant impact on society.

Following this celebration of female strength and resilience, the ethereal beauty of Morten Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium is on full display in an arrangement by Phillip Littlemore, and Samuel Barber’s Mutations from Bach re-works Bach’s timeless melodies through the lens of contemporary interpretation.

Finally, Katy Woolley and her ‘evocative French horn’ (ArtsHub) lead the ANAM Orchestra through Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Wind Quartet. This elegant work with its unusual instrumentation spotlights the oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon alongside the orchestra to create a unique, and rich listening experience.

Morning Tea

Join us for coffee plus sweet and savory treats from 10am in the ground floor foyer.

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Artists & Program


Katy Woolley director, horn
ANAM Musicians


Joan Tower
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman Part III

Morten Lauridsen arr. Littlemore
O Magnum Mysterium

Samuel Barber
Mutations from Bach

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante for Wind Quartet in E-flat, K297b

Experience Guide

See.png See Principal Horn of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Katy Woolley take centre stage alongside ANAM musicians.

Hear.png Hear powerful repertoire from diverse composers.

Think.png Think about the unique perspectives and instrumentation featured throughout these works.

Feel.png Feel energised by the rich sounds of the brass ensembles.


This production is part of the following series: