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$40-$95

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$35-$90

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$20

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Dates

Friday 14 October 2022

11:00am at Hamer Hall

Featuring

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nodoka Okisawa conductor
Yinuo Mu harp
Sopranos and altos of the MSO Chorus
Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus director

Program

Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Melody Eötvös Sonarmilo Concertante for Harp and Orchestra (World premiere of an MSO commission)
Debussy Nocturnes

About this performance

Celebrated Japanese conductor Nodoka Okisawa joins the MSO to conduct a program exploring the exquisite light and shade of impressionism, dreams, and the other-worldly.

  • Inspired by the glittering ballrooms of high-society Vienna, Ravel’s impressionist take on Austrian Waltzes was originally composed as a work for solo piano. A master orchestrator, Ravel re-arranged this for the full light and shade of the orchestral palette in 1912 – the lively flirtations, gentle breezes and steamy encounters of unchaperoned Viennese nightlife come to life out of Ravel’s musical canvas.
  • Join internationally-acclaimed Yinuo Mu, principal harpist of the MSO, for this world premiere of Australian composer Melody Eötvös’s Harp Concertante – a love-letter to this versatile and beautiful stringed instrument, celebrated from ancient Greece to the modern concert hall.
  • A favourite of French impressionist repertoire, Debussy’s ethereal Nocturnes take us through musical representations of wafting clouds, lively parties, and the mystery of the sirens’ songs inspired by the paintings of American artist James McNeill Whistler.

Duration: approx: 65 minutes, no interval

Enhance your experience

Want to learn more about the music being performed? Arrive early for an informative and entertaining pre-concert talk with ABC Classic presenter Stéphanie Kabanyana-Kanyandekwe and composer Melody Eötvös.

Friday 14 October at 10.15am
Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

Debussy's Nocturnes

Thursday 13 October at 7.30pm
Saturday 15 October at at 7.30pm

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Join us for a full-length performance featuring the works on this program and more.

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COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. We recommend ticket holders follow the Victorian Government’s “How to stay safe & well” advice:

  • Stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wash your hands
  • Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with where possible
  • Wear a face mask

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