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Melbourne Symphony
Program
 
 
 
RAVEL

Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite)

 
 
BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

 
 
SCULTHORPE

Earth Cry

 
 
STRAVINSKY

The Firebird

 
 

Performance Information

“Garrick Ohlsson is a pianist who combines finely toned muscle with mollifying sensitivity.” – Gramophone 

What makes the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra so special? As Sir Andrew Davis, their Chief Conductor, told the Guardian: “They perform with great virtuosity, but what really sets them apart is their love of what they do. Not all orchestras manage this. There’s a terrific work ethic there, one of the reasons I’m so crazy about them.” The program features repertoire from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, including the late, eminent Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe’s Earth Cry, a call for humanity to attune itself to the land, inspired by Aboriginal poetry.