Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Mon 7 October 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Boroondara Seniors Festival 2019
Hawthorn Arts Centre

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
10/07/2019 2:00pm 10/07/2019 4:00pm Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Let the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra string quartet take your breath away, performing a wonderful program of Haydn and Smetana in the majestic beauty of the iconic Hawthorn Arts Centre. As the maxim says, those who know the rules are best placed to break them. Haydn, having co-authored the rule book for string quartets and the Classical style, throws convention aside in his daring G minor quartet. Rhythmic jokes, harmonic twists of the knife, and razor-sharp wit come together to give us Haydn at his best. In 1876, afflicted by deafness, the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana wrote one of the most ambitious string quartets of the Romantic period, From My Life. A deeply personal statement, the quartet is imbued with the biographical vignettes of the title, from lively dances to heartfelt yearnings of mature love and tragedy. With Czech passion at the fore and virtuosic use of all the members of the quartet, this is a wonderful musical experience for new listeners and connoisseurs alike. Transport provided If you have trouble getting around and need help with transport to your local event, contact us on 9278 4777 This is a free event but bookings are essential.  , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

Let the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra string quartet take your breath away, performing a wonderful program of Haydn and Smetana in the majestic beauty of the iconic Hawthorn Arts Centre.

As the maxim says, those who know the rules are best placed to break them. Haydn, having co-authored the rule book for string quartets and the Classical style, throws convention aside in his daring G minor quartet. Rhythmic jokes, harmonic twists of the knife, and razor-sharp wit come together to give us Haydn at his best.

In 1876, afflicted by deafness, the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana wrote one of the most ambitious string quartets of the Romantic period, From My Life. A deeply personal statement, the quartet is imbued with the biographical vignettes of the title, from lively dances to heartfelt yearnings of mature love and tragedy. With Czech passion at the fore and virtuosic use of all the members of the quartet, this is a wonderful musical experience for new listeners and connoisseurs alike.

Transport provided

If you have trouble getting around and need help with transport to your local event, contact us on 9278 4777

This is a free event but bookings are essential. 
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Active Ageing Team
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Music