Cheetham and Beethoven

The might of the human spirit


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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Aaron Wyatt viola


Deborah Cheetham Nanyubak
Beethoven Symphony No.3

About the performance

There’s never been a more appropriate moment to explore the might of the human spirit in music. The MSO presents a world premiere by Australian composer Deborah Cheetham AO and Beethoven’s almighty Third Symphony in a performance that will uplift and inspire.

  • A heroic symphony
    Famously penned for Napoleon Bonaparte (and then furiously revoked), the heroism of Beethoven’s third symphony is more than symbolic of any political figure or even the composer himself. The true triumph of this piece is in the reflection of raw human nature, in all its tragedy and glory.
  • A powerful force
    Our past. Our future. Our knowledge and lore are all bound by the same powerful force. Nanyubak. In a new work, MSO 2020 Composer in Residence Deborah Cheetham AO reveals the source of her people’s resilience – their dreaming.
  • An acclaimed conductor
    Following his acclaimed performances of Mozart’s Requiem in 2019, Spanish maestro Jaime Martín returns to the MSO for two programs that explore grandeur and courage in music.

Duration: approx. 60 minutes with no interval

Program and artists subject to change

Please note: Hamer Hall information upon arrival

· Foyer bars will be closed until the vaccine is widely distributed
· No Food & Beverage, other than water will be permitted indoors
· Alcohol will initially only be served at outdoor bars and venues and other precinct restaurants
· No Cloak Room
· No Box Office sales or transactions, only available for trouble shooting or ticket collection
· Masks will be mandatory for Audience members at all times, regardless of restriction level
· Masks to be worn by performers at all times, however it is recognised and acknowledged that it will not always be possible for all performances and genre types to wear a mask during a performance

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