Beethoven, of all composers, was the finest musical embodiment of triumph of the human spirit over the evils of oppression and conflict. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs two of Beethoven’s most stirring calls to joy and freedom with the composers epic Ninth Symphony and Incidental Music to Goethe’s Egmont.
Melbourne’s favourite photographer Matt Irwin provides a rare and intimate glimpse of MSO on the move. Captured moments of MSO’s critically-acclaimed 2014 European tour are now on exhibition at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.
One of the world’s most sought-after composers, Matthias Pintscher, returns to conduct Karen Gomyo in Saint-Saëns’s eloquent Third Violin Concerto, in a program that also includes Beethoven’s majestic Seventh Symphony.