Rachmaninov's Paganini Rhapsody

Thursday 27 March 2014 at 8:00pm

Friday 28 March 2014 at 8:00pm

Saturday 29 March 2014 at 8:00pm


Borodin Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Sibelius Symphony No.2

Diego Matheuz conductor
Joyce Yang piano
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

This season opening event begins with Orchestra and Chorus in the savage, sensuous music by Borodin that was later heard so unforgettably in the musical Kismet. (Remember Stranger in Paradise?) Superstar pianist Joyce Yang is soloist in Rachmaninov’s powerhouse piano showcase before principal guest conductor Diego Matheuz reveals the breathtaking landscape of Finland in Sibelius’ evocative masterwork.

Celebrate with Diego Mattheuz
Saturday March 29 ONLY

Come and celebrate the beginning of the 2014 Season following the Saturday performance of Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody concert at a special cocktail reception in the Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer. After the exhilarating performance, join the MSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, Diego Matheuz, superstar piano soloist, Joyce Yang, and musicians of the MSO in welcoming in a great new season of music-making.

Ticket cost: $120
Please note this is for cocktail event only; concert tickets must be purchased separately. Proceeds from this event will support the MSO’s education project The Pizzicato Effect.

For more information or to book your place at this event, please contact the MSO Box Office on (03) 9929 9600.

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