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TSO: Faure Requiem & Melody Eötvös
- Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018, 7:30pm
- Venue: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart — 1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
- Tickets: Adult: $33 - $99 | Concession/Student: $33 - $93 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 001 190
In Gabriel Fauré’s setting of the Requiem, the soul journeys from this life to the next on wings of most glorious song. Quiet and reflective, the Fauré Requiem eschews the fire and brimstone dramatics of many settings of the Mass for the Dead and instead offers music that soothes and consoles. With its comforting mood and ravishingly beautiful episodes, it is no surprise that this is one of the most beloved of all works for choir and orchestra.
Accompanying the Requiem is a new work by Australian composer Melody Eötvös. Commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the new composition takes up the Shakespeare theme of the TSO’s 70th-anniversary season.
Featured non-Australian music: Faure
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Ruler of the Hive : for orchestra and narrator (2018) by Melody Eötvös — World premiere|
— performed by Pamela Rabe, Marko Letonja and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
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