Debussy and Brahms
Presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jun Märkl conductor
Christopher Moore viola
David Berlin cello
Ladies of the MSO Chorus
Finsterer Double Concerto – World Premiere
Brahms Symphony No.4
Debussy’s picturesque Nocturnes conjure visions of clouds, festival celebrations and dangerously alluring sirens!
This rare performance of the complete set of three movements inspired by paintings by James MacNeill’s Whistler: Nuages (Clouds), Fètes (Festivals) and Sirenes (Siren) will stir emotions and imaginations as the voices of the Ladies of the MSO Chorus are integrated into the orchestra.
MSO musicians, Christopher Moore (viola) and David Berlin (cello) perform in the thrilling world premiere of celebrated Australian composer Mary Finsterer’s Double Concerto.
Brahms’ grand and sweeping Fourth Symphony, a favourite among many a conductor and musician, completes the evening.
‘If you ask me which Brahms’ symphony is my favourite, the answer would be the one I’m conducting right now. But I do believe that the fourth is truly my favourite!’ Sir Andrew Davis, Chief Conductor.
Approximately one hour and forty-five minutes including an interval.