Please note that tickets are now only available through Arts Centre Melbourne.
Monday, July 29 at 6.30pm
Dean The Last Days of Socrates* AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Mahler Symphony No.5
Simone Young conductor
Peter Coleman-Wright baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
For all its moments of tenderness, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is, in the composer’s words, ‘a foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound’. In this rare MSO appearance, Simone Young also conducts the Australian premiere of Brett Dean’s new work, based on the life and teachings of Socrates.
*Commissioned by the Berlin Radio Choir, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Post-concert talk – 29 July 8.45pm, Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer
Post-concert conversation with Simone Young and the MSO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Huw Humphreys.