TMO Arouse The Italian To Celebrate Their 7th Birthday
Address: 700 Harris Street Ultimo NSW 2007
Date: Saturday 11 June, 8pm
Ticket: Adult $55, Concession $33, Child (7-15) $22, Children under 7 Free
Buy / Ticket: www.metorchestra.com.au/tickets
Call: (02) 8004 3472
The concert titled “The Italian”, has been designed to inspire the colours of Europe with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Strauss’ Horn Concerto no 1 and a world premiere performance from acclaimed Australian composer Sean O’Boyle AM based around Mendelssohn’s work titled “Fantasy on a Theme of Mendelssohn”.
“What more fitting way to celebrate our seventh birthday than performing the fantastic Italian Symphony from Mendelssohn which we last performed in our first ever concert back in April, 2009. Several of the musicians who are performing on the night will fondly remember that cozy first concert when they step on stage in June in what I am sure will be an emotional and inspirational evening for us all. Not only do we get to play this fabulous piece again, but we proudly showcase another World Premiere Australian work which has been written specifically for this occasion by one of Australia’s truly great living composers, Sean O’Boyle AM,” said Sarah-Grace Williams, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director.
The world premiere performance will be followed by Strauss’ Horn Concerto no 1 featuring TMO’s Principal Horn, Michael Wray as soloist. This Strauss composition shows the strong influence of Mendelssohn in what is known as one of the most demanding works written for the French Horn.
Feelings of a warm Italian evening will prevail inside Eugene Goossens Hall in the second half which starts with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture. Written for Heinrich Joseph von Collin's 1804 tragedy Coriolan, this arousing and emotional work sets the final musical scene of the evening with Mendelssohn’s Symphony no 4, Italian. The origins of Mendelssohn’s symphony derive from his tour of Europe where he was inspired by the colour and atmosphere of Italy. From its vigorous opening through to the lively conclusion, both audience and orchestra will be left hot and breathless on this cold Sydney winters night.
Tickets are available by visiting www.metorchestra.com.au/tickets or call (02)8004-3472.
Presented by CruisecoO’BOYLE Fantasy on a Theme of Mendelssohn World Premiere
STRAUSS Horn Concerto no 1
BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
MENDELSSOHN Symphony no 4 Italian
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Horn: Michael Wray (Principal Horn, TMO)
NB: The A-One Cafe in the ABC Centre will be open from 7pm for pre-concert drinks and snacks.