Night Two


Join us on Thursday 2 May for an earlier Metropolis concert.

About the performance

A celebration of some of Australia’s – and the world’s – finest living composers, Metropolis New Music Festival showcases the MSO’s commitment to contemporary symphonic music.

In 2019, Metropolis – presented in partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre and our Metropolis New Music Festival Education Partner, Monash University – celebrates the work of Dutch master Louis Andriessen, whose 80th birthday will be celebrated around the world.

Two of Australia’s most promising young composers will also feature on tonight’s program. Mark Holdsworth, the MSO 2019 Cybec Young Composer in Residence, and the MSO-commissioned world premiere of his Cri de coeur. The Orchestra will also perform the world premiere of MSO’s 2018 Young Composer in Residence, Ade Vincent’s Forever Singing Winter into Spring, an MSO commission composed with the versatile Australian singer Lior.

“Melbourne Recital Centre looks forward to the 2019 Metropolis New Music Festival, our annual joint venture with the MSO, this year with a focus on Louis Andriessen, and a celebration of vibrant new music from Australia and around the world.” – Marshall McGuire, Director of Programming, Melbourne Recital Centre.


Clark Rundell conductor | Lior vocals


Holdsworth Cri de coeur | Vincent Forever Singing Winter into Spring | Andriessen Vermeer Pictures (arr. Clark Rundell)

Post-concert conversation

Join MRC’s Marshall McGuire, conductor Clark Rundell, and this evening’s composers for a post-concert conversation in the Ground Floor Foyer from 9pm.

Presented in association with Melbourne Recital Centre and the Metropolis New Music Festival Education Partner, Monash University.

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