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Zelman Symphony Concert - Saturday 28 March
Witness the Premiere of a work by George Dreyfus. Enjoy Strauss's famous Horn Concerto and Brahms' towering Symphony No 1.
Zelman Symphony at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl before a crowd of over 7,000 people. Curtain raiser concert at the invitation of the MSO to mark the joint origins of the two orchestras dating back to 1906.
Prepare to be blown away by Roman Ponomariov, Horn and Selena Pettifer, Mezzo Soprano.
This concert features perhaps the greatest horn concerto written in modern times together with a new evocative composition for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra by George Dreyfus. It concludes with Brahms' acclaimed first Symphony – after 21 years and numerous drafts, Brahms proclaimed it was finally a worthy successor to Beethoven’s symphonies.
Richard Strauss' first horn concerto was written for his father, one of the great horn players of his time, who never played it, claiming it was too difficult for him. Our soloist will be Roman Ponomariov.
Roman last performed with Zelman Symphony in 2006 alongside the legendary Barry Tuckwell.
The new Dreyfus work is based on a text by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915). We are honoured to have been invited by George to premiere his tribute to the fallen as we commemorate the centenary of the ANZACs at Gallipoli.
Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.
Weber - Overture: Oberon
Dreyfus - A Song for Gallipoli (Premiere)
Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Mark Shiell - conductor
Roman Ponomariov - french horn
Selena Pettifer - mezzo soprano