Friday 12 June 2020 at 7:00pm
Due to the extended closure of our performance venues we regret that this concert will not proceed.
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Tianyi lu conductor
Li-Wei Qin cello
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1
Dvořák Symphony No.9 From the New World
About the performance
Soaring woodwinds and deep, resonant brass have made Dvořák’s New World symphony consistently one of the world’s favourite orchestral works. Melodies inspired by Native American and African-American music evoke the beauty of wide open spaces and a connection to the land. With its soulful lament and lingering echoes of darker memories, it’s no wonder this work is a ‘must-see’ of classical music fans everywhere.
The brilliant Australian–Chinese cellist Li-Wei Qin tackles Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto, known for its solo part which demonstrates the cello’s lyrical and dramatic qualities.
Completing the program is Ravel’s tribute to Baroque style, his 1919 orchestral suite, Le Tombeau de Couperin.
2 hours, including a 20-minute interval