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MSO: Metropolis 1

Event

MSO: Metropolis 1

  • Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Robert Blackwood Concert Hall — Monash University, Clayton Campus, Wellington Rd, Clayton, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Metropolis New Music Festival 2018 series
  • Tickets: Adult: $35 | Concession: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9929 9600

Event Details

Soloists

Clark Rundell conductor
Wu Wei sheng
Australian String Quartet

Program

Ligeti String Quartet No.1 Métamorphoses nocturnes
Chin Šu – Australian Premiere
Vincent Hood Yourself In Stars – Australian premiere and world premiere
Chin ParaMETAString

About the performance

For more than 20 years, the Metropolis New Music Festival has introduced Melbourne audiences to some of the best Australian and international contemporary music. Some of the world’s biggest names and rising stars of contemporary music have worked with the Metropolis Festival to rethink the ways in which instruments can be used in creating innovative music for our time.

In 2018, we are thrilled to have South Korean composer, Unsuk Chin (winner of numerous music and art awards including the Wihuri Sibelius Prize in 2017, and Ho-Am Prize in the Arts in 2012) join the Festival, along with Ade Vincent, who is MSO’s Cybec Young Composer in Residence.

Audience members will be mesmerised and delighted by the performance pieces, which includes the brilliant Australian String Quartet performing Ligeti’s String Quartet No.1 Métamorphoses nocturnes – an explosion of energy and gesture whose origins are deeply rooted in Hungarian folk and art music.

Pre-concert talk

Join a pre-concert panel discussion with: MSO Director of Artistic Planning, Ronald Vermeulen; South Korean composer Unsuk Chin; conductor Clark Rundell; and our Young Composer in Residence, Ade Vincent, onstage at Robert Blackwood Hall from 6.15–6.45pm.

Running time

1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Presented in association with Melbourne Recital Centre and Monash University, the MSO’s Metropolis New Music Festival Education Partner.

Featured non-Australian music: Ligeti, Unsuk Chin

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9929 9600 or by email to boxoffice@mso.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Hood Yourself in Stars : for orchestra (2018) by Ade Vincent — World premiere
— performed by Clark Rundell and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Featured artists

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