Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor and creative director
Andrea Lam piano
Michael Pisani oboe
Slava Grigoryan guitar
Mindy Meng Wang guzheng
Eliza Shephard flute
Emily Sun violin
Richard Narroway cello
Jess Hitchcock soprano
Chris Williams didgeridoo
Program includes excerpts from:
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (piano)
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite (oboe)
Nigel Westlake Antarctica Suite: II. Wooden Ships (guitar)
John Williams Olympic Fanfare and Theme (brass)
Gong Yi Fisherman Singing in the Sunset (guzheng)
Matthew Hindson House Music: III. Lounge (flute)
John Williams Theme from Schindler's List (violin)
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme (cello)
Quanta / Reid / Ryder / Thompson (arr. Buc) You're the Voice (voice and didgeridoo)
Please note, the program will be the same on both performance dates.
About this performance
Spend the night celebrating your favourite instruments with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, presenters Jeremy Fernandez, Zan Rowe, and ABC Classic’s Genevieve Lang and special guests.
The Classic 100 is Australia’s favourite classical music event. Every year for over two decades, ABC Classic have asked music lovers to nominate their favourite pieces in a particular category, counting down the results across an exciting weekend in June.
This year’s theme is ‘Your Favourite Instrument' and for the very first time, experience highlights from the countdown live with this special Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance.
Please note this performance will be recorded live and broadcast on ABC TV, ABC iview and ABC Classic at 7.30pm Saturday 24 June.
Duration: approx. 90 minutes without interval