Schumann’s Cello Concerto



Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Umberto Clerici conductor & cello


Schumann Cello Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 Italian

About the performance

In a meeting of two of Australia’s most revered orchestral musicians, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello Umberto Clerici joins MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop for an evening of bittersweet Schumann and sparkling Mendelssohn.

  • A musical evolution
    Umberto Clerici’s musical evolution from soloist to conductor has been one of great artistic collaboration and success. Following Clerici’s conducting debut at the Sydney Opera House, this partnership alongside MSO’s own Dale Barltrop renews the spirit of cooperation and celebration of the country’s finest classical musicians.
  • Performing double duty
    In this program Clerici both performs and directs Schumann’s sentimental Cello Concerto. Requiring the sweet introspective playing that is infinitely linked to Schumann, this work also has a hint of playful virtuosity.
  • An inspirational trip to Italy
    Clerici then takes to the podium for Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, written after a trip to Italy in 1830, where the composer delighted in the art, landscape and energy of the people.

Duration: approx. 60 minutes with no interval

Program and artists subject to change

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