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  • Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014, 8pm
  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Melbourne Festival 2014 series
  • Tickets: $99-$59 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Aurora Orchestra joins forces with musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music for Testament, a transcendent celebration of the enduring power of classical symphony.

This mighty ensemble presents a program from the New World and Old – at its centre, Charles Ives’s Three Places in New England matches Aurora’s own originality with Ives’s distinct mix of invention and penchant for Americana and musical referencing. It is twinned here with a specially commissioned film by Australian filmmaker Jon Frank.

Also featuring is Testament, Australian phenomenon Brett Dean’s moving tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven written for the Berlin Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s own incomparable Symphony No. 3, the ‘Eroica’. Prepare for a resplendent evening of classical music.

Featured non-Australian music: Ives, Beethoven

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Testament : full orchestra by Brett Dean
— performed by ANAM Orchestra of the Academy, Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon

Featured artists

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