Sunday 7 May is a great opportunity to hear two significant works by Beethoven.
The concert will open with Beethoven’s The Ruins of Athens, the incidental music to a play written in 1811 for the opening of a new theatre in Pest, Hungary the following year. From the dramatic overture to the final chorus, Beethoven captures the spirit of August von Kotzebue’s play. The 4th movement’s colourful and spirited Marcia alla turca quickly became popular. Franz Liszt’s Capriccio alla turca is based on two movements from this work.
Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, written three years earlier, is one of his most significant works in the choral repertoire. The work's grandeur, power, and spiritual depth make it an enduring masterpiece that continues to inspire and move audiences. The peaceful serenity of the opening Kyrie to the joyful, triumphant Credo, the drama and intensity of the Agnus Dei bring us closer to understanding why Beethoven wrote, 'I think I have treated the text in a manner in which it has rarely been treated'.
The four distinguished soloists are:
- Lauren Oldham
- Kerrie Bolton
- Paul Biencourt
- Jerzy Kozlowski.
The performance will be conducted by Douglas Heywood OAM.
Accessibility in this space
We can provide Auslan interpretation at this event. We need at least 2 weeks to confirm an interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event, we may not be able to organise an interpreter in time. You can email [email protected] or call (03) 9278 4770 to request an interpreter or talk to us about other accessibility services.
- Accessible car parking
- Automatic doors
- Accessible toilets
- Clear signage
- Wide passageways.
Companion and carers cards
Companion Cards and Carers Cards are accepted for this event. If you have one of these cards and would like to book a ticket, please book your tickets by calling (03) 9278 4770.