Monday 16 October 2017 at 8:00pm
Dvořák Serenade for Winds
Kats-Chernin Ornamental Air
Beethoven Symphony No.8
Michael Collins clarinet/director
Lloyd Van’t Hoff clarinet
The MSO is excited to bring its finest players, and a gorgeous repertoire, to Ballarat for a beautiful evening of classical music.
In this special concert, British clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins returns to play with and conduct the MSO in a riveting series of works, including the dynamic Ornamental Air, written for him especially by MSO’s Composer in Residence Elena Kats-Chernin.
Also on the program is Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds and one of Mendelssohn’s Konzertstück, in which Collins will be joined by the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year, Brisbane-born Lloyd Van’t Hoff.
Rounding out the evening of sumptuous classical music is Beethoven’s Symphony No.8, which the composer fondly referred to as his ‘little Symphony in F’.
Look out for the MSO bus on the road; musicians will also be performing workshops for regional school groups in most towns, with tickets available directly from Wendouree Performing Arts Centre (click Book Tickets for details).
Pre-concert talk: join MSO violinist Andy Hall for a 30-minute discussion on tonight’s work, beginning on stage at 7pm.
The MSO is delighted to welcome Elena Kats-Chernin, one of Australia’s leading composers, as its 2017 Composer in Residence.
An Evening with the MSO is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the Robert Salzer Foundation.
Running time: 2 hours, including a 20-minute interval