Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Moore viola / director
Stravinsky Concerto in D
Mary Finsterer Lumen – World premiere of an MSO Commission
Zelenka Sinfonia à 8 concertanti
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
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 is ethereal and magical: a wondrous and vivid representation of light inspired by 11th century poetry.
- 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