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When We Were Young : 2024 Sidney Myer Free Concerts


When We Were Young : 2024 Sidney Myer Free Concerts

  • Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl — The Arts Centre, Kings Domain, Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

Melbourne Youth Orchestra Curtain Raiser

Join Melbourne Youth Orchestra from 6pm for a performance featuring music by Verdi, Puccini, John Williams and more!

The full range of the Orchestra is on display at this performance that celebrates young Australian talent, featuring world premieres by Cybec Young Composers to open each half of the concert.

Matthew Hindson's dynamic concerto for flute and orchestra rounds out the all-Australian first half, as 2022 ABC Young Performer of the Year Eliza Shephard takes us on a guided musical house tour, from the frenzy of the kitchen to the groovy lounge room.

The concert concludes with Sibelius' majestic Fifth Symphony, evoking the rugged landscape of the composer's Finnish homeland. The finale features an achingly beautiful ‘hymn’ inspired by a flock of swans taking flight that Sibelius observed while composing this symphony.

It's the perfect Saturday night in the city, with a superb soundtrack provided by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Featured Australian Works

House music : concerto for solo flute and orchestra (2006) by Matthew Hindson
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Eliza Shephard
River : full orchestra (2023) by Alex Turley — World premiere
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
 Cerulean Dances by Naomi Dodd — World premiere
 Symphony No.5 by Jean Sibelius

Featured artists

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