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Thursday 27 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Melbourne Recital Centre

Friday 28 July 2023 at 7.30pm
Costa Hall, Geelong

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Moore viola / director
Carlo Antonioli


Stravinsky Concerto in D
Mary Finsterer Lumen Symphony: Concertante for viola and orchestra
Zelenka Sinfonia à 8 concertanti
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

*World premiere of an MSO Commission

About this performance

Join the MSO for this program of string-featured works connecting ancient and modern, led by MSO Principal Viola, Christopher Moore.

  • Written in Hollywood where Russian composer Stravinsky was being bombarded by new musical styles, Concerto in D features a dizzying array of special playing techniques in this neoclassical exploration of the possibilities of a string orchestra.
  • MSO Composer in Residence Mary Finsterer’s Lumen Symphony is ethereal and magical: a wondrous and vivid representation of light inspired by 11th century poetry, featuring Christopher Moore on viola and conducted by Cybec Assistant Conductor Carlo Antonioli.
  • Bohemian composer Zelenka’s Sinfonia for 8 instruments shows off the emotional versatility of the baroque era, as jaunty dance rhythms are set alongside sighing violins to pull at the heartstrings.
  • Routinely voted as one of the most beautiful pieces ever written, Vaughan Williams’s sublime, folk-inspired meditation on the music of composer Thomas Tallis is a lush and much-loved musical treat of sublime beauty.

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes including interval

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Carlo Antonioli’s position as Cybec Assistant Conductor is supported by Cybec Foundation.

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