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Zelman Symphony – Season 2016

Saturday 21 May 2016, 8.00pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre,
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Young Romantics

Romanticism and its focus on the individual artist as a creative hero emerged through the blinding brilliance of the Beethoven Symphonies. During the flowering of the Romantic Period, many creative geniuses stepped into Beethoven’s very large shoes – including Mendelssohn.

His genius is featured in this concert with the darkly beautiful Hebrides overture and the E minor violin concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos of all time, played by Kathryn Taylor. Joseph Joachim, the great violinist and pupil of Mendelssohn, when speaking of the four great German Violin Concertos (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch and Mendelssohn) said that “… but the dearest of them all, the heart’s jewel, is the Mendelssohn.”

We end the concert with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 which, according to Beethoven’s letters, he considered one of his greatest works.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kathryn Taylor - violin

Tickets

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Program

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

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Sunday 22 May 2016, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
Vincent Street, Daylesford

Young Romantics

Romanticism and its focus on the individual artist as a creative hero emerged through the blinding brilliance of the Beethoven Symphonies. During the flowering of the Romantic Period, many creative geniuses stepped into Beethoven’s very large shoes – including Mendelssohn.

His genius is featured in this concert with the darkly beautiful Hebrides overture and the E minor violin concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos of all time, played by Kathryn Taylor. Joseph Joachim, the great violinist and pupil of Mendelssohn, when speaking of the four great German Violin Concertos (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch and Mendelssohn) said that “… but the dearest of them all, the heart’s jewel, is the Mendelssohn.”

We end the concert with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 which, according to Beethoven’s letters, he considered one of his greatest works.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kathryn Taylor - violin

Tickets

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Program

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

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Sunday 19 June 2016, 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. Who will be the winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award – now in its 15th year with Zelman Symphony?

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kevin Chow - piano
Michael Li - piano
Hannah Shin - piano

Tickets

Although this is a free concert, bookings are essential and open on 2 May 2016. Contact Hawthorn Arts Centre on (03) 9278 4770 or visit http://hawthornartscentre.com.au/.

Program

Anthony Wilson - Un Evento Eccitante
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 (1st movement)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5 (1st movement)
Liszt - Piano Concerto No.2 (complete)
Dvořák - Slavonic Dance No.7, Opus 46

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Saturday 10 September 2016, 8.00pm

Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre,
Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew

This concert will feature some of the best known American music of the 20th Century from the serious to the whimsical. We will pay homage to some of America’s most iconic composers, Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin, who, as American music came of age, were influenced both by the country's unique history and the infectious popularity of jazz.

Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet was composed for Benny Goodman who gave the premiere in 1950 – what a star to be following! To play this evocative work, we welcome Philip Arkinstall, Associate Principal Clarinet with the MSO.

George Gershwin composed his Cuban Overture in 1932 after holidaying there. You will recognise many Caribbean rhythms and native Cuban percussion themes featured in this overture.

And of course, we all know and love Porgy and Bess and West Side Story. We will revel in the American dream, a culture of great Musicals and music that we can now enjoy outside the theatre.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Philip Arkinstall - clarinet

Tickets

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Program

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin arr Bennett - Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture
Copland - Concerto for Clarinet
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Bernstein - West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

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Saturday 3 December 2016, 8.00pm

Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre,
Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew

Scandinavian Masterpieces

Grieg and Sibelius are the two greatest exponents of Scandinavian music, and we have pleasure in presenting their most popular and well-loved works.

Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and Piano Concerto are both heavily influenced by Norwegian folk songs and dance. We welcome one of Australia's’ foremost pianists, Stefan Cassomenos, who will delight you as his fingers dance across the keyboard in the Piano Concerto.

ABC FM lists Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in the top 10 of the 100 favourite classical works of all time! This symphony has more of a nationalistic character and will provide a triumphal conclusion to the concert.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of a new work from the Zelman Symphony / Melbourne University Emerging Composer of 2016.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Stefan Cassomenos - piano

Tickets

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Program

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
World Premiere of a New Work
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

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