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Monday 17 June 2024

6:30pm at Hamer Hall

From Tuesday 21 May – Monday 1 July 2024, the entry and exit of the Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park will be via Southbank Boulevard only. This may cause delays, so we recommend allowing an additional 30 minutes for arrival and exit. Plan to arrive early for performances, as late entry will not be allowed until a suitable break.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Anja Bihlmaier conductor


R. Schumann Manfred: Overture
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Pathétique

About this performance

Join the MSO and conductor Anja Bihlmaier in exploring the musical introspection of two of classical music’s most profoundly talented and intensely emotional composers.

  • Lord Byron’s poem Manfred follows a man tortured by guilt, who summons supernatural beings before dying from madness. The story presents devastating parallels to Schumann’s own mental health decline, and this Overture – written to accompany the poem – captures its emotional intensity with great beauty and striking intimacy.
  • Tchaikovsky considered his Sixth Symphony as ‘the best thing I ever composed or shall compose’. Full of nostalgic warmth, passion, and heart, the Sixth is a musical meditation on the joys of a life remembered, tempered by the inevitability of death. It ends, not in jubilant celebration as was the symphonic tradition at the time, but in a supremely effective fade out to silence.

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

Partners Tarrawarra 1020X680

Win a Premium Wine Tasting Experience

Ticket purchasers for this performance will be entered into a draw to win a premium tasting for 6 people in TarraWarra Estate's private tasting room, plus cheese, charcuterie, and condiments to enjoy on the deck or in the cellar door and access to the TarraWarra Museum of Art.

Terms and conditions apply.

Enhance your experience

Pre-concert wine tasting at 5.30pm
Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

Arrive early to enjoy a wine tasting courtesy of TarraWarra Estate, free for ticket holders.

Post-concert talk at 7.45pm
Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

Want to learn more about the music being performed? Stick around for an informative and entertaining post-concert talk with MSO Head of Artistic Planning Katharine Bartholomeusz-Plows and conductor Anja Bihlmaier.

Listen to Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony

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