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Friday 19 July 2024
11:00am at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Ticket price: $9
Our low ticket price is thanks to the support of an anonymous donor.

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

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Meet the Music Series

Limited tickets available!

The MSO’s new Meet the Music Series for secondary schools is an exciting array of incredible performers and some of the best orchestral repertoire out there including much-loved works by Holst, Gershwin, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky.

Each concert in this series is accompanied by a digital pre-concert talk with James Le Fevre, Head of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS), to help prepare students for the performance.

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Featuring

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Christian Li* violin

*MSO Young Artist in Association

Program

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Paganini Violin Concerto No.1

About this performance

Prodigious violinist and MSO Young Artist in Association Christian Li joins the MSO for Paganini's virtuosic First Violin Concerto, and Jaime Martín conducts Tchaikovsky's musical testament to Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

  • Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture – while inspired by Shakespeare’s great tragedy – was designed to stand on its own, with various themes depicting different characters and moments in the plot. The overture’s famous ‘love theme’ is ingrained in the memories of millennials everywhere as the ‘kiss’ in video game The Sims.
  • Composer Niccolò Paganini achieved technical feats on the violin that were considered impossible by many. In fact, his virtuosic talents were so remarkable that they stirred up rumours that he’d sold his soul to the devil in exchange for such profound gifts. His First Violin Concerto traverses memorable melodies and mind-blowing virtuosity in a thrilling display of theatricality.

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

MSO Schools partner Crown Packer combined 1200

MSO Schools Concerts are supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

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