Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

An Evening with the MSO

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Lighthouse Theatre
Approximate Duration: 
1 hour 30 minutes including interval

Christopher Moore viola
Sophie Rowell, violin

Brahms Serenade No.2
Grandage New Work – World Premiere
Mozart Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola

Classical meets contemporary when works by Mozart and Brahms are performed alongside Australian composer Iain Grandage’s exciting new work. Enjoy this intimate program curated and led by Principal Violist Christopher Moore, and featuring MSO Concertmaster Sophie Rowell.

“Arguably Mozart’s best concerto, Sinfonia Concertante has a bit of a twist for his most-loved instrument, the viola,” says Chris. “It is one of my all-time favourite pieces and I’m really excited to perform it with my dear friend Sophie Rowell.”

One of Brahms’ earliest efforts writing for orchestra was his Serenade No.2, a work that has received much acclaim since its premiere in 1860. But, as Chris notes, the work is much more than a simple precursor to his First Symphony. “To say that the Serenade No.2 was simply Brahms warming up to write a symphony is mere folly. This rarely-performed masterpiece is quintessential Brahms.”

Chris will perform on a Maggini viola, on loan to the MSO by an anonymous benefactor and crafted in 1610 (150 years before Mozart was born!). Join Chris, Sophie, and listen for the pure perfection of this incredible program featuring two of Australia’s foremost musicians.

Alongside these great classics,
you will be among the first in Australia to experience a new work by Australian composer Iain Grandage.


$65 Adult
$60 Concession
$60 Group of 8+
$30 Child 16 and under
$160 Family (2 adults and 2 children)

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