A Spectacular Return

Act 1 - Mahler's Third

Thursday 9 August 2012 at 8:00pm

Friday 10 August 2012 at 8:00pm


Markus Stenz conductor
David Berlin cello
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
Women of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
National Boys Choir of Australia

Edwards Water Spirit Song
Mahler Symphony No.3

In the first concert in the refurbished Hamer Hall by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, former Chief Conductor Markus Stenz renews his happy association with the MSO in a program of sonic splendour.

The adventure begins with music from two of the most exciting and celebrated of contemporary composers, and culminates in Gustav Mahler’s majestic Third Symphony, his great hymn to love and its redemptive power, engulfing the listener with ecstatic sonorities. Please note this concert will have two intervals.

Event Duration: 3hrs

Pre-concert Talks

Learn more about the new Hamer Hall and the music you’ll hear during the Spectacular Return festivities, in these free pre-concert events taking place in the Hamer Hall foyers.

Thursday 9 August at 7pm
Friday 10 August at 7pm

Hosted by Derek Guille, this pre-concert panel discussion will feature MSO musicians reflecting on their experiences and favourite memories in the Hamer Hall of old. They will also look ahead in discussing the MSO’s Spectacular Return to the hall, and this evening’s repertoire, as enter a new era for the Orchestra.

Markus Stenz will join the discussion on 9 August.


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