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Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

Artistic Director & Principal Conductor - Rick Prakhoff

Fine Music since 1933

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Sunday 23 June 2019, 2.00pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre,
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Boroondara Eisteddfod - Piano Concerto Award Final

In association with the Boroondara Eisteddfod

Support the three amazing young pianists vying for this prestigious award, now in its 18th year with Zelman Symphony.

Who will be the winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award?

Come to an exciting Sunday afternoon concert at Hawthorn Arts Centre to hear the cream of Melbourne's young pianists, accompanied by Zelman Symphony.


Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Nicole Marshall - guest conductor
Anna Gao - piano
Tian Tian Lan - piano
James Zong - piano


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Concession $17.00


  • von Suppé - Light Cavalry overture
  • Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor - 1st & 2nd movements (Anna Gao)
  • Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto no. 3 - 2nd & 3rd movements (Tian Tian Lan)
  • Liszt - Piano Concerto no. 1 - all movements (James Zong)
  • Schubert - Symphony No.8, Unfinished - 1st movement

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Sunday 8 September 2019, 2.30pm

Presented in association with

Melbourne Bach Choir

Melbourne Town Hall
Corner Swanston & Collins Streets,

Verdi Requiem

Melbourne Bach Choir and Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra are proud to bring you the Verdi Requiem with a cast of four superb Australian soloists under the baton of Rick Prakhoff.

Soprano Helena Dix recently made her New York Metropolitan Opera debut. Last November, she sang the Verdi Requiem with London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Jacqueline Dark is a multiple Helpmann and Green Room Award-winning mezzo-soprano. Diego Torre has sung leading tenor roles with Opera Australia and internationally. In addition to his international and OA reputation, bass baritone, Adrian Tamburini is well-known to Zelman Symphony audiences, having sung in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, Babi Yar.

Often described as "Verdi’s greatest opera", his Requiem is an expansive yet tightly knit masterpiece of monumental drama and intense emotion.


Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Helena Dix - soprano
Jacqueline Dark - mezzo soprano
Diego Torre - tenor
Adrian Tamburini - bass


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Verdi – Requiem

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Saturday 30 November 2019, 8.00pm

Performing Arts Centre,
Camberwell Grammar School,
55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury.

Stradivarius Magic

We are honoured to be able to present one of the world’s leading violinists, the exciting Canadian superstar, Alexandre Da Costa to play the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Alexandre plays the 1701 Stradivarius "Deveault" the way a Strad should be played. He has given over two thousand concerts and recitals throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

After the Beethoven we will present Sibelius Symphony No.1, the work that thrust Sibelius into international recognition.


Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Alexandre Da Costa - violin


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Beethoven – Violin Concerto
Sibelius – Symphony No.1

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