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Individual tickets available from 24 October






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Monday 03 July 2023

6:30pm at Hamer Hall


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Ray Chen violin


Ligeti Concerto Romanesc
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

About this program

Let the MSO take your breath away with lush and romantic music – the perfect date night!

  • Inspired by the sensual folk music and dances of his native Transylvania, Ligeti went out with early recording equipment to ‘collect’ folk tunes from people living in the regions of Romania. His 1951 Concerto Românesc is a manifestation of Ligeti’s deep love of Romanian culture and music, with a distinctly modern edginess for which his music is known.
  • Adored the world over for his prodigious musical ability and cheeky charisma, celebrated Taiwanese-Australian violinist Ray Chen performs one of the most beautiful, expressive, and virtuosic pieces in the violin repertoire – Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for violin and orchestra.

Duration: approx. 1 hour, no interval

Enhance your experience

Want to learn more about the music being performed? Stick around for an informative and entertaining post-concert talk.

Monday 3 July at 7.45pm
Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

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