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Friday 17 May 2024

11:00am at Hamer Hall

Meet the Music Series

Limited tickets available!

The MSO’s new Meet the Music Series for secondary schools is an exciting array of incredible performers and some of the best orchestral repertoire out there including much-loved works by Holst, Gershwin, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky.

This performance will feature a pre-concert talk at 10.15am in the Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer.


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, Jonathan Heyward is unable to conduct as originally scheduled.

Listen to Rachmaninov's Third Symphony

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