In response to the ban imposed by the Victorian State Government, we regret that this performance will not proceed.

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Benjamin Northey conductor
Christian Li violin


Lachlan Skipworth Spiritus
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No.7

Important venue information

Please note all bags will be checked upon entry, so we encourage you to arrive early!

About the performance

A great violinist comes of age.

One of Australia’s most promising musical prodigies tackles one of the great violin concertos, in a performance as moving as it is astonishing.

It’s a piece that almost seems designed to test the mettle and prove the worth of any aspiring concert violinist: Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor. Australian violinist Christian Li won the prestigious Menuhin Competition at the tender age of 10 and made his MSO debut in front of 10,000 people at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in 2018. He will be 12 when he takes on Mendelssohn with the MSO, under the baton of Benjamin Northey.

Mendelssohn himself was a child prodigy, though not an exclusively musical one. He was a painter, a poet, a linguist and even an athlete. Young Felix made his public debut at the piano aged nine.

Years later, his Romantic style and agility emerged in this sublime music.

Of course, Beethoven was hardly slow off the mark either, only seven when he was launched into the public arena. His Symphony No. 7 is a work of effortless melodic phrasing, featuring a second movement beloved even by its very first audience. It will enchant you from its opening bars.

From the birth of genius and its grand fulfilment, this is a concert as tribute to the prodigy. Young and old.

Pre-concert organ recital

Ticket holders are invited to attend a free, 30-minute pre-concert recital by Dr Calvin Bowman, on the Melbourne Town Hall grand organ, commencing at 6.30pm.


3月19日 星期四 晚上7:30



指挥:Benjamin Northey


Lachlan Skipworth 《Spiritus》
门德尔松 《小提琴协奏曲》
贝多芬 《第七交响曲》




对于任何未来小提琴手来说,费里克斯·门德尔松的《e小调小提琴协奏曲》似乎都可被称为是演奏实力与价值的“试金石”。澳大利亚小提琴手李映衡(Christian)年仅十岁时便已赢得了著名的梅纽因国际小提琴大赛,2018年首次与MSO合作,在西德尼梅尔户外音乐台(Sidney Myer Music Bowl)为万人演奏。12岁的他将与MSO再次合作,在Benjamin Northey的指挥之下,挑战门德尔松的著名曲目。





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