The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a Queen’s Birthday holiday six-hour interactive online music marathon on 8 June at 2pm AEST.
The programming includes live and pre-filmed orchestral and ensemble performances of works by Beethoven, Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams as well as contemporary compositions, inspired by both nature and the nature of humanity. It will also feature conversations with MSO musicians and special guests, deconstructing Beethoven works in the year of his 250th birthday and contextualising his works for today’s world.
Highlights include the recent world premiere collaboration of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Circa Contemporary Circus; Beethoven’s 7th Symphony; Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending (arranged for string sextet, featuring concertmaster Dale Barltrop), Peter Sculthorpe’s String Quartet No.18, Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons featuring MSO violinist Anne-Marie Johnson and Dutala, star-filled sky by MSO’s Composer in Residence Deborah Cheetham AO.
The best thing about this is you don't have to be living in Melbourne to enjoy this music event.
The MSO is Australia's first professional orchestra and has been the sound of the city of Melbourne since 1906. This free music marathon is part of the it's program of exciting digital concerts, conversation and interactions.