Kolja Blacher



Kolja Blacher violin, director


Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”)
Beethoven Romance No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.1

About the performance

A perfect evening of music awaits with esteemed violinist Kolja Blacher, who will perform in and direct an incredibly diverse program.

Audiences will enjoy Mendelssohn’s stunning A Midsummer Night’s Dream (completed 16 years after he wrote the Overture) and Bernstein’s Serenade. Enticing yet elegant, this piece is the perfect homage to the legendary composer ahead of our Bernstein Celebration later in the year.

Rounding out the program are two of Beethoven’s most breathtaking works: the revolutionary First Symphony (the perfect piece for all violin lovers) and Romance No. 1. Tender in its composition, the Romance will be a definite standout.

Want to see more of Kolja Blacher?

The violin virtuoso joins Simone Young on stage at Hamer Hall in July for a performance of Britten’s Violin Concerto, and Bruckner’s sixth symphony.

Pre-concert talk

Join us for a pre-concert conversation lead by MSO Second Violinist, Andrew Hall, inside the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall from 6.30pm.

Running time

2 hours, including a 20-minute interval

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