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Heavenly Cities


Heavenly Cities

  • Date: Saturday, 21 May 2016, 8pm
  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Metropolis New Music Festival 2016 series
  • Tickets: Standard: $54 | Conc. & Student: $44 | MSO Subscriber - Standard $48.60 ($39.60 Conc.)

Event Details

Cities of the imagination

Oliver Knussen’s witty tribute to Maurice Sendak’s animal kingdom; Olivier Messiaen’s celestial city of many colours; and Heiner Goebbels’ ‘phenomenon of the city from various sides’. Be among the first to hear a new work, Diasporas, by Melbourne composer Barry Conyngham.

This concert includes a new work commissioned as part of the MSO’s Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program.

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Recital Centre.


Oliver Knussen
The Way to Castle Yonder

Barry Conyngham
New work

Oliver Messiaen
Couleurs de la cité céleste

Michael Bakrnčev
Sky Jammer

Heiner Goebbels
Samplersuite from Surrogate Cities

Featured non-Australian music: Knussen, Messiaen, Goebbels

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

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