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Thursday 09 November 2023

7:30pm at Hamer Hall

Saturday 11 November 2023

7:30pm at Hamer Hall


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Haochen Zhang piano*
With Musicians from Australian National Academy of Music


Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

About this performance

From the bedlam at a sorcerer's workshop to the stories of One Thousand and One Nights in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, this concert is a vivid portrayal of the fantastical and exotic.

Electrifying pianist Haochen Zhang – gold medal winner at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – brings his captivating and spectacular virtuosity to Tchaikovsky's famous First Piano Concerto, flavoured with Ukrainian folksongs.

Join Chief Conductor Jaime Martín and the MSO for an evening and let these musical tales transport you to faraway lands.

This performance is part of ANAM and MSO’s Orchestral Training Partnership.

*Please note: Khatia Buniatishvili is no longer able to perform at this concert.

Duration: approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes including interval

Enhance your experience

Want to learn more about the music being performed? Arrive early for an informative and entertaining pre-concert talk with Cybec Assistant Conductor Carlo Antonioli and Head of Learning and Engagement Nicholas Bochner.

Thursday 9 November at 6.45pm
Saturday 11 November at 6.45pm

Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

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