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Performance cancelled


Sunday 10 July 2022

11:00am at Deakin Edge

Performance cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance can no longer proceed as planned. Ticket holders will be contacted by the MSO Box Office.

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Musicians of the MSO
Christopher Moore
David Greco baritone


H.K. Gruber Frankenstein!!
R. Strauss (arr. Joolz Gale) Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

Why should heroes get all the glory? H.K. Gruber’s tongue-in-cheek exploration of heroes and villains is devilishly clever and hugely entertaining. Subtitled ‘A pan-demonium for baritone chansonnier and ensemble after children’s rhymes’, Frankenstein!! is one of the subversive composer’s best-known works, and features orchestral instruments alongside toy instruments.

Strauss’ epic tone poem is brimming with vitality, humility, depravity and love — testament that a hero’s life is exhausting! Presented here in an arrangement for chamber orchestra, Ein Heldenleben quotes many of the composer’s earlier works in this (most likely) autobiographical reminiscence.

Duration: approx. 100 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the relevant COVID-19 protocols as directed by the venue, which may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption. Up-to-date information will be included in the pre-concert email sent to attendees a few days prior to the performance.

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