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Saturday 18 November 2023

2:00pm at Hamer Hall


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Jack Liebeck violin*


Paul Grabowsky Four ElementsWorld premiere of an MSO Commission**
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1*
Dvořák Symphony No.5

About this performance

Join the MSO and violinist Jack Liebeck under the baton of Jaime Martín in this concert featuring one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire, plus a newly commissioned work by Australian living legend Paul Grabowsky AO.

  • Australian musical legend Paul Grabowsky AO is known for his incredible versatility and virtuosity. Paul is a long-time friend of the MSO, and we are thrilled to present the world premiere of this work as the culmination of his time as MSO Composer in Residence.
  • Renowned violinist Jack Liebeck has performed as a soloist with top orchestras around the world and here he performs Bruch's virtuosic First Violin Concerto. Full of soaring and seductive melodies, it's no wonder this work has become an audience favourite around the world.
  • Inspired by the folk music of Bohemia, Czech composer Dvořák's pastoral Fifth Symphony is a musical distillation of the landscape of his homeland and a joyful ode to its beauty, quirks, and natural features.

Duration: approx. 2 hours including interval

*Please note: violinist Jack Liebeck will perform Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1, in place of the originally scheduled program of Maria Dueñas performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto.

**Paul Grabowsky's work Four Elements replaces Maria Grenfall's River Mountain Sky at this performance.

Enhance your experience

Want to learn more about the music being performed? Arrive early for an informative and entertaining pre-concert talk with Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe.

Saturday 18 November at 1.15pm
Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

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