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Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

Artistic Director & Principal Conductor - Rick Prakhoff

Fine Music since 1933

ZELMAN SYMPHONY CONCERTS CANCELLED

The Zelman Symphony Committee has decided to cancel this Sunday's concert, as well as 14 June and 20 June concerts for the good health of the audience and players alike.

If you have booked tickets for Hawthorn Arts Centre concerts, they will refund them in full to the account used to pay for the tickets. If you booked a season ticket, Hawthorn Arts Centre or their ticketing provider will contact you to see how you wish to deal with the ticket for the third concert. If you do not receive anything from them by 9 April, please contact them on 9278 4770.

We have also had to postpone the launch of tickets sales for our exciting World Premiere concert to be held (hopefully) on November 29 in Hamer Hall. We will let you know when the details of the concert will become public and tickets go on sale.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you in August and November.

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Postponed

(was 2.00 p.m. Sunday 14 June 2020)

Daylesford Town Hall,
76 Vincent Street, Dayelsford.

Romantic Passions - Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky

We continue our homage to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven with his Egmont Overture. Written in Beethoven's middle period, it features a stately opening and a thrilling, climactic finalé.

Roy Theaker and Kalina Krusteva will thrill you with the Brahms Double Concerto which was Brahms’ last composition for orchestra. It was written for cellist Robert Hausmann, a frequent chamber music collaborator of Brahms, together with Brahms’ estranged friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim, one of the greatest violinists of all time – it was a gesture of reconciliation by Brahms towards Joachim.

Standing alongside Brahms and Beethoven will be Tchaikovsky's most personal work, his Symphony Pathétique. The hostile reception it initially received plunged Tchaikovsky into despair. Today, this heart-wrenching and passionate symphony is one of his most beloved works.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Roy Theaker - violin
Kalina Krusteva - cello

Tickets

Program

Beethoven – Egmont Overture
Brahms – Double Concerto for violin and cello
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6

(more details...)



POSTPONED

(was 7.30 p.m. Saturday 20 June 2020)

Hawthorn Arts Centre,
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Romantic Passions - Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky

We continue our homage to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven with his Egmont Overture. Written in Beethoven's middle period, it features a stately opening and a thrilling, climactic finalé.

Roy Theaker and Kalina Krusteva will thrill you with the Brahms Double Concerto which was Brahms’ last composition for orchestra. It was written for cellist Robert Hausmann, a frequent chamber music collaborator of Brahms, together with Brahms’ estranged friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim, one of the greatest violinists of all time – it was a gesture of reconciliation by Brahms towards Joachim.

Standing alongside Brahms and Beethoven will be Tchaikovsky's most personal work, his Symphony Pathétique. The hostile reception it initially received plunged Tchaikovsky into despair. Today, this heart-wrenching and passionate symphony is one of his most beloved works.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Roy Theaker - violin
Kalina Krusteva - cello

Tickets

Program

Beethoven – Egmont Overture
Brahms – Double Concerto for violin and cello
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6

(more details...)



Sunday 30 August 2020, 2.30pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre,
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Triple Destiny - Mozart, Beethoven and Sibelius

We complete our homage to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven with his Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello with celebrated Trio Anima Mundi.

This is preceded by Mozart’s famous overture to Don Giovanni which he is thought to have written in just one day. Unusually for an overture to an opera, this overture contains no themes from the opera itself but, in reality, it is more like the first movement of a symphony.

The concert will end with Sibelius Symphony No 5. How many composers have had a national holiday proclaimed to celebrate their birthday? The Finnish Government did so for Sibelius’ 50th birthday and commissioned his 5th Symphony which was premiered that day. Two revisions later, we have the version that is normally played today.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Trio Anima Mundi
Kenji Fujimura - piano
Rochelle Ughetti - violin
Noella Yan - cello

Tickets

Program

Mozart – Overture to Don Giovanni
Beethoven – Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano
Sibelius – Symphony No.5

(more details...)



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