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Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

Artistic Director & Principal Conductor - Mark Shiell

Fine Music since 1933

Rick Prakhoff appointed Artistic Director for 2018

The Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, one of Melbourne’s leading community orchestras and certainly its most daring and ambitious, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rick Prakhoff as its new Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for 2018, its 85th anniversary year. Rick takes over from Mark Shiell who is leaving to further his career as a flautist after holding the position for eight years.

Read the full press release.

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Saturday 2 December 2017, 7.30pm

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Hoang's Piano Concerto Concert

with Zelman Symphony

This concert features Hoang Pham, the 2013 ABC Young Performer of the Year, playing two famous piano works in the one concert at the request of his faithful supporters. Following his electric performances of the Emperor Concerto and Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto with us, Hoang invited Zelman Symphony to accompany him at Melbourne Recital Centre - we agreed with alacrity!  Thanks Hoang!

The concert opens with Brahms' Academic Festival Overture written in 1880 to thank the University of Breslau for giving him an honorary doctorate degree.  It is a fun-filled series of student drinking songs including the triumphant finale 'Gaudeamus igitur'.

Hoang will then climb the heights of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini - the mere mention of Paganini ensures fireworks and a brilliant performance.

Then it is back to Brahms for his well-loved Piano Concerto No 1, a brilliant symphonic-like piano concerto which will have you on the edge of your seats.


Mark Shiell - conductor
Hoang Pham - piano


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Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.1

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