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Friday 17 May 2024 at 11am
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Renes conductor*


Shostakovich Festive Overture
Rachmaninov Symphony No.3

About this performance

Always a favourite conductor with MSO audiences, Lawrence Renes leads the MSO in this stellar program of Rachmaninov’s sweeping third and final symphony and Shostakovich’s effervescent overture.

  • Shostakovich's aptly-named Festive Overture is the perfect orchestral party piece, opening the concert with a brassy fanfare to set the mood for the incredible work to follow.
  • Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov wrote his third and final symphony in exile in the 1930s. The sweeping melodies for which Rachmaninov is known are underpinned by a hidden depth of uneasiness and unpredictability.

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

*Due to personal circumstances, Jonathon Heyward is unable to conduct as originally scheduled.

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