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This performance has been rescheduled

from its original date of 1 August 2024


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Thursday 07 November 2024

7:30pm at Melbourne Recital Centre

Performance rescheduled

Please note: this performance will now take place on Thursday 7 November 2024 at 7.30pm.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Moore director / viola


R. Strauss Metamorphosen
Schoenberg Transfigured Night

About this performance

A lush work by a young Schoenberg and an elegy by Richard Strauss written in his later years are featured in this program for string orchestra led by Principal Viola Chris Moore.

  • Influenced by Goethe's poetry, Strauss composed Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings, with each playing an independent part in a masterful display of counterpoint.
  • Schoenberg also drew on poetry for his early work Transfigured Night. Based on the poem by Richard Dehmel, Schoenberg's symphonic realisation for string orchestra tells a story of conflict transfigured into unity.

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes including interval

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