There is no question that the music of Mozart and Beethoven deserves its prominence on concert stages around the world today, but many of their contemporaries were also highly respected in the cultural circles of Classical Vienna and beyond. Marking 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, the musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra reunite him with long-forgotten friend and occasional rival Anton Eberl.

Rachael Beesley | director

Rachael Beesley | director

Directed by concertmaster Rachael Beesley, The Impresario gives Australian listeners the rare opportunity to become acquainted with Eberl’s E-flat major Symphony – a work that audiences greeted with enthusiasm right from its first performance in 1805. It is prefaced by the overture to Mozart’s short comedy about singers vying for top billing, and followed by Beethoven’s breathtaking 7th Symphony, which the composer himself regarded as one of his greatest achievements.

“With lashing strings, biting accents and punchy brass, the HIP band raised the curtain on a dynamic concert.” Limelight Magazine, 2019


The Impresario

Friday 6 March 2020  |  7.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Pre-concert talk | 6.15pm


Combine THE IMPRESARIO with VOYAGE OF MUSICAL DISCOVERY 1 – MOTIVIC DEVELOPMENT with guest artist Nick Russoniello.

Wednesday 4 March 2020 | 6.30pm
Friday 6 March 2020 | 7.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

 

ARTISTS

Australian Romantic &
Classical Orchestra

Rachael Beesley, director

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), K.486

Anton Eberl
Symphony in E-flat major, Op.33

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.7 in A Minor, Op.92