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Mozart & Britten

Australian Chamber Orchestra

  • Wednesday, 18 May 2022 - 7:30PM
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Benjamin Britten and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart reach out to one another across the centuries in profound and deeply moving communion.

Mozart’s wondrous Sinfonia Concertante intertwines violin and viola soloists in a partnership of equals. They speak to one another of beauty, loss, consolation and, finally, exaltation. Our Principal Viola, Stefanie Farrands, makes her ACO concerto debut, joining Richard Tognetti for this exquisite, unforgettable masterpiece.

Britten idolised Mozart from boyhood. He visited Salzburg to retrace his footsteps and it’s where Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge premiered. Britten wrote with ease to capture Bridge’s integrity, wit, energy and gaiety.

Britten, like Mozart, was gifted beyond his years and had an instinct for timeless musical expression. This extraordinary elixir of youth and wisdom can be heard in his Elegy, written by the composer when he was just 16 (coincidentally the same age at which Mozart wrote his Divertimento in D major). We give Britten’s work its long-awaited Australian premiere.


ARTISTS 

Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Stefanie Farrands Viola
Australian Chamber Orchestra


PROGRAM 

BRITTEN Elegy for Strings (Australian Premiere)
MOZART (arr. strings) Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364
MOZART Divertimento in D major, K.136
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10


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RUNNING TIMES 

Start 7:30pm
20 minute interval*
Finish 9:30pm*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


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PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Prior to an event if you are feeling unwell, we ask you please do not attend the performance and contact our Box Office on either boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au or 9231 9999 to discuss the options for your tickets. 
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