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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

with Sophie Rowell "Woven Threads"

Friday 3 March 7.30pm

For her first orchestral concert as MCO’s artistic director, Sophie Rowell invites you to revel in the power and possibilities of the string orchestra. We start with the majesty and eloquence of Bach—a single strand of sound that unfolds into a miniature universe. And we end with Sophie as soloist, in the dazzling youthful Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor.


In between, MCO weave together through time and place, tracing rich connections on three continents in four centuries. The music in this concert threads together Melody Eötvös’ Meraki, inspired by a Greek word meaning to perform with soul, creativity and love; a musical firework by American genius Coleridge Perkinson; a dash of theatrical Mozart; and a love-letter to Tchaikovsky.

Eötvös Meraki

Bach Ricercar à 6 from The Musical Offering

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor

Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor K 546

Arensky Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky Op. 35a

Perkinson Allegro furioso from Sinfonietta No. 1

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