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Season Opening Gala - MSO


Season Opening Gala - MSO

  • Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne — 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: General: $79 - 199 | Concession: $74 - 194 Booking fees may apply — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9929 9600

Event Details

Celebrate the opening of the MSO’s Season 2018 with two fantastic guest artists. Highlights include Beethoven’s stirring Emperor Concerto, the dungeon scene from Fidelio and Verdi’s amazing finale from Otello. Experience two of the greatest works by two great masters of classical music, Wagner and Verdi, who were born in the same year.
Juxtaposed with these classical icons is Composer in Residence Carl Vine’s Microsymphony, a work encompassing the dramatic features one expects from a symphony, compressed into just 12 minutes.


VINE - Symphony No.1 Microsymphony – Composer in Residence
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor
BEETHOVEN - Fidelio: Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!
WAGNER - Götterdämmerung: Morgendämmerung and Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt
WAGNER - Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
VERDI - Otello: Ballabile
VERDI- Otello: Niun mi tema

Sir Andrew Davis - conductor
Nelson Freire - piano
Stuart Skelton - tenor

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to boxoffice@mso.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Microsymphony : full orchestra : youth orchestra (1986) by Carl Vine
— performed by Andrew Davis and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Featured artists

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