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A Colossal Musical Voyage Featuring ACO Soloist Glenn Christensen

BY Event Manager | 03-Jul-2016
Returning to perform as soloist for Beethoven’s iconic Violin Concerto in The Metropolitan Orchestra’s fourth MET Concert for 2016 is Glenn Christensen. Now a full-time member with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Glenn joins Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams in this MET Concert titled “The Great” which also features Franz Schubert’s majestic Symphony No 9.
Venue: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre
Address: 700 Harris Street, Ultimo
Date: Saturday 20 August
Time: 8pm
Ticket: Adult $55, Concession $33, Child (7-15) $22, Children under 7 Free
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The Metropolitan Orchestra
Returning to perform as soloist for Beethoven’s iconic Violin Concerto in The Metropolitan Orchestra’s fourth MET Concert for 2016 is Glenn Christensen. Now a full-time member with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Glenn joins Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams in this MET Concert titled “The Great” which also features Franz Schubert’s majestic Symphony No 9.

Glenn is a member of the Lyrebird Trio who last performed with The Metropolitan Orchestra in 2014. In this upcoming performance, Glenn will expose his profound passion and flair as soloist for Beethoven’s most famous and unsurpassed Violin Concerto. “We are so honoured to have this inspirational young Australian violinist back with us as soloist for this concert. Glenn is a good friend and absolute joy to work with. His obvious passion, joyful style and technical elegance perfectly compliment our orchestra,” said Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams.

The second half of this performance features Franz Schubert’s majestically soaring Symphony No 9, also known as The Great which was the final symphony completed by Schubert. The symphony begins with a noble, reflective and grandiose theme depicting a sense of space which has helped give the symphony its nickname the "Great C Major". With a Finale boasting an urgent, relentless momentum along with a choral movement reflective of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, this high-spirited performance will enthral listeners, drawing them along from the first noble theme through to the very last joyous note.

Tickets are available by visiting www.metorchestra.com.au/tickets or call (02)8004-3472.
Presented by Cruiseco

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

SCHUBERT Symphony no 9 The Great
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Violin: Glenn Christensen (Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Saturday 20 August, 8pm
Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre

Bookings: www.metorchestra.com.au/tickets
Email: publicity@metorchestra.com.au
Phone: (02) 8004-3472

NB: The A-One Cafe in the ABC Centre will be open from 7pm for pre-concert drinks and snacks.