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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra : Made in Australia

Event

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra : Made in Australia

  • Date: Saturday, 19 February 2011, 7pm
  • Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl — The Arts Centre, Kings Domain, Melbourne, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the MSO 2011 series
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of legendary Australian composer Percy Grainger, Melbourne's own Benjamin Northey conducts a special Grainger tribute in this final concert in the MSO's 2011 Bowl season. The concert features the world premiere of Nigel Westlake's Missa Solis, written to honour the memory of his son Eli.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9626 1111

Featured Australian Works

Blithe bells : choir by Percy Grainger
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Jonathan Grieves-Smith and Benjamin Northey
Country gardens : choir by Percy Grainger
— performed by Benjamin Northey, Jonathan Grieves-Smith and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Green bushes : choir by Percy Grainger
— performed by Jonathan Grieves-Smith, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Benjamin Northey
Irish tune from County Derry : British folk-music settings, no. 5 (unaccompanied mixed choir) (1902) by Percy Grainger
— performed by Benjamin Northey, Jonathan Grieves-Smith and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Missa Solis - Requiem for Eli : for symphony orchestra, SATB chorus & male treble solo (2010) by Nigel Westlake — World premiere
— performed by Benjamin Northey and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Tribute to Foster : choir by Percy Grainger
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Jonathan Grieves-Smith and Benjamin Northey

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