Beethoven’s Eroica

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  • DATE

    Friday 11 May, 2018. 7:30PM

    Robert Blackwood Hall
    49 Scenic Boulevard
    Monash University
    Clayton, VIC

    $39 - $69

Beethoven’s Eroica

Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Moye Chen piano

Vine Concerto for Orchestra – Composer in Residence
Liszt Piano Concerto No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.3 Eroica


Beethoven originally dedicated his revolutionary Heroic Symphony (Eroica is Italian for heroic) to Napoleon but famously erased his name from the title page when the political leader started his many invasions!

Sir Andrew Davis leads the MSO through the supremely triumphant and outgoing piece, celebrating heroism, which then moves into a slow movement, the funeral march, to remind us that we all, even heroes, have to face death.

The symphony was of a scale never before attempted and remains one of the great triumphs in music.

On the back of winning the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Chinese virtuoso Moye Chen joins the MSO for Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 – a now renowned piece that was over 20 years in the making!

Completing the program is MSO Composer in Residence Carl Vine’s extraordinary energetic and colorful Concerto for Orchestra.


Running Time

Approximately two hours including an interval.