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Souvenir de Florence


Souvenir de Florence

  • Date: Sunday, 20 September 2015, 2:30 PM
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $39 - $99 | Concession: $31 - $91 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

In 2014, Australian Octet gave audiences their first taste of a new kind of chamber music concert. An ensemble grander than a quartet and more intimate than an orchestra; a concert experience filled with spectacular soloistic writing, symphonic textures, pinpoint precision and high-octane energy.

Australian Octet returns with a dramatic program of chamber music featuring two of the greatest works of festival chamber music. The iconic work for string sextet, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence is a feast of bravura string playing.

Penned during the composer’s summer sojourn in 1890, its unique musical language fuses Russian melody and rhythm with the Western tradition. It is matched with Bruch’s lustrous final masterpiece, the Concerto for Octet, and a new work specially commissioned for Australian Octet by acclaimed Australian composer Paul Stanhope.

Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9650 3365 or by email to info@mco.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Octet for strings : string octet by Paul Stanhope
— performed by Australian Octet

Featured artists

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