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Concert Season 2018

Saturday 19 May 2018, 8.00pm

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

Northern Lights

This concert commemorates the struggles of two northern European nations. We begin with Finlandia, Sibelius’ patriotic piece which reflects the Finnish people’s fight for freedom from the Russians and is deeply etched in the Finnish psyche. Sibelius’ Karelia Suite follows; composed just a few years earlier, it remains one of his most popular works.

The remainder of the concert is Russian. We are privileged to have Svetlana Bogosavljevic, Ensemble Liaison’s charismatic cellist, as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic and graceful Variations on a Rococo Theme. We end this concert with Tchaikovsky’s turbulent and colourful 4th Symphony, considered by many as his best.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Svetlana Bogosavljevic - cello

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Program

Sibelius – Finlandia
Sibelius – Karelia Suite
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.4

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Sunday 20 May 2018, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
76 Vincent Street, Daylesford.

In association with U3A Hepburn Shire

Northern Lights

This concert commemorates the struggles of two northern European nations. We begin with Finlandia, Sibelius’ patriotic piece which reflects the Finnish people’s fight for freedom from the Russians and is deeply etched in the Finnish psyche. Sibelius’ Karelia Suite follows; composed just a few years earlier, it remains one of his most popular works.

The remainder of the concert is Russian. We are privileged to have Svetlana Bogosavljevic, Ensemble Liaison’s charismatic cellist, as soloist for Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic and graceful Variations on a Rococo Theme. We end this concert with Tchaikovsky’s turbulent and colourful 4th Symphony, considered by many as his best.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Svetlana Bogosavljevic - cello

Tickets

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Program

Sibelius – Finlandia
Sibelius – Karelia Suite
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.4

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Sunday 17 June 2018, 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 17th 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

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Kevin Chow - Piano
Michael Li - Piano
Hannah Shin - PIano

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Program

Program to be announced in April

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Saturday 1 September 2018, 8.00pm

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

From the Old World to the New

Our concert explores connections between three continents.

Czech composer Dvořák spent many years in the United States, reflected in his American Suite. Whilst there, he encouraged a new generation of US composers. Samuel Barber was one – his heartfelt Adagio for Strings will be followed by his Canzonetta for Oboe. We are thrilled to have as our soloist Leipzig-based Nick Deutsch, Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and a member of the Australian World Orchestra. He will also perform the Oboe Concerto by another Czech composer, Martinů, who was forced to flee to the States during World War II. It was written for Czech-Australian oboist Jiří Tancibudek for the opening of Melbourne’s Olympic Games in 1956.

We are proud to present a premiere work by a young Australian composer, Chris Pickering, the Zelman Symphony – Melbourne University Emerging Composer for 2018.

We end this evening back in the Old World with Dvořák’s lyrical Symphony No.8 which was inspired by Czech folk music.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Nick Deutsch - oboe

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Program

Dvořák – American Suite
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Barber – Canzonetta for Oboe & Strings
Martinů – Oboe Concerto
Chris Pickering – Premiere of a new work
Dvořák – Symphony No.8

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Saturday 1 December 2018, 8.00pm

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

End Games

In our last concert for 2018, we feature the culmination of Germanic Classical and Romantic expression with Haydn’s and Brahms' last symphonies and Strauss' Four Last Songs, each one a masterwork in its own right.

We are thrilled to present expatriate Australian soprano Miriam Gordon-Stewart, an acclaimed Strauss and Wagner interpreter. She has sung in major opera houses in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and Sydney and at the Bayreuth Festival.

Haydn’s final symphony, the London, was composed while he was living in the British capital. And Brahms’ monumental Fourth Symphony is acknowledged as one of the most masterful examples of this form.

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Miriam Gordon-Stewart - soprano

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Program

Haydn – Symphony No.104 London
Strauss – Four Last Songs
Brahms – Symphony No.4

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