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Thursday 27 June 2024

7:30pm at Hamer Hall Selling fast

Friday 28 June 2024

7:30pm at Costa Hall, Geelong

Saturday 29 June 2024

7:30pm at Hamer Hall Selling fast

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Denis Kozhukhin piano


Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2
Dvořák Symphony No.8

About this performance

Joined by dazzling Belgian pianist Denis Kozhukhin, Jaime Martín conducts the MSO in this uplifting program of musical treats, including a lively operatic overture, Rachmaninov’s enduringly popular Second Piano Concerto, and a sparkling symphony from Dvořák.

  • The Overture to Glinka's opera Ruslan and Lyudmila is the epitome of orchestral curtain-raisers, with a furiously fast and infectious opening and rollicking good fun throughout.
  • Rachmaninov’s vibrant piano writing is set against the full warmth and richness of the orchestra in this musical delight of lyrical melodies, turbulent swells, and elegant charm. It is no wonder this continues to be one of Rachmaninov's most popular works with audiences.
  • Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony is, simply, a joy. The music has a natural, unforced quality that belies its complexity, and layers of truly original textures and ear-worm-worthy melodies shine with sparkling clarity.

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes including interval

Listen to Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto

Enhance your Experience

Want to learn more about the music being performed? Arrive early for an informative and entertaining pre-concert talk with Kym Dillon.

Thursday 27 June at 6.45pm
Saturday 29 June at 6.45pm

Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

Friday 28 June at 6.45pm
Costa Hall

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MSO’s Geelong performance is supported by Creative Victoria, AWM Electrical, Freemasons Foundation Victoria, the Robert Salzer Foundation, the Angior Family Foundation and Geelong Friends of the MSO.

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