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Individual tickets available from 28 October

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$40-$95

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Dates

Friday 24 June 2022

11:00am at Hamer Hall

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Featuring

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Fabien Gabel conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott cello

Program

R. Strauss Don Juan
Dvořák Cello Concerto

About this performance

French conductor Fabien Gabel leads the MSO through a program dedicated to the principal forces of nature: death and desire.

  • Richard Strauss dealt directly with both themes, in his tone poem Don Juan. Strauss’ version sees the title character seduce scores of women as he searches for femininity’s ideal. When he can’t find it, he wills death to come to him. The piece conjures all the swagger and mortification that this scenario suggests, with some magisterial parts for the horns and beautifully sensual woodwinds.
  • To complete this meditation is Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, played by talented German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott. Dedicated in part to the composer’s dying sister-in-law, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto is a piece brimming with yearning and the tenderness that accompanies impending loss.

Duration: approx. 65 minutes, no interval

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Information about protocols in place will be included in the pre-concert email sent to attendees a few days prior to the performance.

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