“What I actually felt coming off the stage was a bold and unanimous gesture; an ensemble saying, ‘Listen to this. This is what we made.’ It was wonderful.” HARRIET CUNNINGHAM

 

The sublime string section of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra takes centre stage in this program, to explore the Poetical Melodies of the Romantic period on gut strings, delving into works by Mendelssohn, Grieg, Van Bree, Puccini and Dvořák.

Directed by concertmaster Rachael Beesley, the rich and expressive 19th century style of performance is explored in this unique and engaging concert experience.


SYDNEY

Sunday 19 August 2018
3.00pm
City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place

2.15pm
Pre-concert talk

Combine this concert with

Richard Gill Presents - A Voyage of Musical Discovery
Tuesday 21 August  2018
6.00pm
City Recital Hall
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Melbourne

Wednesday 22 August
7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre

6.45pm
Pre-concert talk

 

ARTISTS

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Rachael Beesley Director

 

PROGRAM

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Symphony in B minor No.10 (1821-3)

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Elegiac Melodies Op.34 (1880)

Edvard Grieg
‘From Holberg’s Time’ Op.40 (1884)

Johannes Van Bree (1801-1857)
Allegro in D minor for Four String Quartets (1845)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Crisantemi (1890)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Serenade in E major for Strings Op.22 (1875)