An Evening with the MSO: Ballarat

Saturday 11 August 2018 at 7:30pm



Dale Barltrop violin, director


Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Vine Smith’s Alchemy – Composer in Residence
Vasks Vox Amoris
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1

About the program

Enjoy the colourful and imaginative orchestral works of the 18th century when MSO’s concertmaster Dale Barltrop directs musicians through the glorious Brandenburg Concertos. To contrast, two gripping twenty-first century creations: Smith’s Alchemy by Composer in Residence Carl Vine is a work that brilliantly showcases the virtuosity of the MSO String players, and Vox Amoris, where the composer uses solo violin to weave a love story scales a staggeringly vast emotional soundscape

‘The Brandenburg Concertos are pure joy to perform and the Vox Amoris is an intense and hauntingly beautiful work.’ Dale Barltrop, Concertmaster.

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us for a special, free pre-concert talk inside the auditorium from 6pm.

Running Time

1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

An Evening with the MSO is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Erica Foundation Pty Ltd, The Robert Salzer Foundation, and the Freemasons Foundation Victoria.

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