Tchaikovsky’s impressions of visiting Italy in the late 1800s were so profound that he composed one of the main themes of his Romantic Souvenir de Florence while there. The Souvenir is a program of references and influences, and continues the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s cycle of showcasing world-class soloists performing Mozart Concerti. This year’s featured artist is a regular guest – natural horn specialist Anneke Scott from London. She performs Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3, a work that transports the instrument from its hunting-horn past into the modern age. Ms Scott also takes the lead in the prominent horn part of Beethoven’s Sextet for winds. The Souvenir opens with one of Mozart’s outdoor entertainment works for strings and timpani – a lively and humorous work from the Classical period.

The Souvenir

Friday 7 August 2020 |  7.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney

Pre-concert talk | 6.15pm

Combine THE SOUVENIR with VOYAGE OF MUSICAL DISCOVERY 3 – TEXTURE & TIMBRE with guest ensemble Taikoz.

Wednesday 5 August 2020 | 6.30pm
Friday 7 August 2020 | 7.00pm
City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney



Australian Romantic &
Classical Orchestra

Rachael Beesley, director

with Anneke Scott, natural horn


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade No.6 in D major Serenata Notturna, K.239

Horn Concerto No.3 in E-flat major, K.447

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sextet for winds in E-flat major, Op.71

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Souvenir de Florence, Op.70