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MSO: Rebirth

Event

MSO: Rebirth

  • Date: Sunday, 29 May 2022, 11:00am
  • Venue: The Edge, Federation Square — Cnr Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: $49 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

After six Melbourne lockdowns, this concert is a deep emotional exploration of our last two years, emerging from desolation to hope. Building from a solo for Double Bass through duets, quartets, quintets and works for larger ensembles, this program curated by MSO Violin Sarah Curro showcases the string musicians of the MSO and special guests.

New works by Australian composers David Paterson, Edward Fairlie, Anton Koch and the MSO’s own Double Bass Stephen Newton are featured alongside arrangements of works by Debussy and Ravel. The Court of Berevew, commissioned by Ben Castle, Head of Strings at Scotch College, receives its overdue world premiere after a cancellation in 2021.

Stephen Newton In Medias Res for solo Double Bass (World premiere)
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello: 3rd movement Lent
Adrian Hollay Farewell for String Quartet 
David Paterson (arr. Stephen Newton) Quartettsatz for String Quintet
Anton Koch Trapped for String Quintet
Edward Fairlie Under/Over for String Ensemble (World premiere)
Debussy (arr. Zoë Black and Anton Koch) Pour l'Egyptienne for Solo Violin and Strings
Ravel (arr. Sarah Curro and Anton Koch) Sonata for Violin and Piano: Blues (2nd movement) for Solo Violin and Strings
Anton Koch The Court of Berevew for String Ensemble (World premiere)
Anton Koch (arr. Zoë Black, Michelle Wood and Anton Koch) Darkness to Light for Solo Violin, Cello and Strings

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

Featured Australian Works

Darkness to Light : for solo violin, cello and strings by Anton Koch
— performed by Strings of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Digital sheet music sample Quartetts├Ątze : string quartet (2016) by David Paterson
— performed by Strings of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
The Court of Berevew : for string ensemble by Anton Koch — World premiere
— performed by Strings of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Trapped : string quartet by Anton Koch
— performed by Strings of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
 In Medias Res : for solo double bass by Stephen Newton — World premiere
 Under/Over : for string ensemble by Edward Fairlie — World premiere

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