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Friday 17 May 2024

11:00am at Hamer Hall


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jonathon Heyward conductor


Shostakovich Festive Overture
Rachmaninov Symphony No.3

About this performance

One of the most exciting conductors on the international scene, Jonathon Heyward 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

Listen to Rachmaninov's Third Symphony

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Friday 17 May at 10.15am
Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

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