Mannheim Rocket transports listeners back to the explosive birth of the modern symphonic style of Mannheim in the late 18th-century. The then cutting-edge orchestral sinfonias of Stamitz and Richter were simultaneously energetic and sensuous, and were a significant influence on the young Mozart, who was later at the epicentre of the Classical Viennese style. His fifth violin concerto – nicknamed the Turkish and performed by Rachael Beesley – inhabits a hazy world of love and intrigue, and the finale of Mozart’s Symphony No.40 contains the most famous ascending musical rocket of all.
“The vivacity of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra musicians rejuvenates the symphony for an enthralling orchestral experience.” 
The Plus Ones


Saturday 11 May 2019 | 4.00pm
The Hills Grammar School Performance Centre
35 Kenthurst Road, Kenthurst, NSW

Mannheim Rocket

Sunday 12 May 2019  |  3.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Pre-concert talk

Voyage of Musical Discovery
Cultural & Historical Contexts

Tuesday 14 May 2019  |  6.30pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Combine MANNHEIM ROCKET with VOYAGE OF MUSICAL DISCOVERY 2 – ‘CULTURAL & HISTORICAL CONTEXTS’ with guests Jane Rutter and the Third Culture World Music Ensemble.

Sunday 12 May 2019 | 3.00pm
Tuesday 14 May 2019 6.30pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney



Australian Romantic &
Classical Orchestra

Rachael Beesley
Director & Soloist


Johann Stamitz
Sinfonia à Quattro in A Major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto in A Major

Franz Xaver Richter
Sinfonia à Quattro in B-flat Major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No.40 in G Minor