An Evening with the MSO: Elgar's Cello Concerto and more

Next date: Friday, 02 June 2023 | 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM

MSO: Elgar's Cello Concerto and more

The MSO returns to Frankston Arts Centre for a spectacular concert featuring Elgar’s lyrical Cello Concerto. Travel back in time for this snapshot of Europe in 1918-1919, when manifold compositional lineages collided with the life-changing events of the First World War.

Event Description

The MSO returns to Frankston Arts Centre for a spectacular concert featuring Elgar’s lyrical Cello Concerto. Travel back in time for this snapshot of Europe in 1918-1919, when manifold compositional lineages collided with the life-changing events of the First World War.

• Lili Boulanger was a child prodigy, daughter of a Russian princess, and the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome composition prize. Her evocative and richly textured works D’un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning) and D’un soir triste (Of a Sad Evening) were written in 1918, just before her death at only 24 and speak to genuinely thrilling musical genius cut tragically short.

• Get your tissues at the ready and join internationally-acclaimed Australian cellist Li-Wei Qin for one of the most divine, lyrical, and emotionally-stirring works of the 20th century – Elgar’s beloved Cello Concerto.

• Based on a commedia dell’arte play, this suite from Prokofiev’s vibrant comic opera Love for Three Oranges is absurd escapism at its most playful, inspired by Prokofiev’s courtship with wartime America.

• French impressionist Ravel’s La Valse musically plots the birth, rise, and decline of the Viennese waltz. Journeying from joyful buoyancy to chaotic and crazed destruction, La Valse has often been interpreted as an allegory of Europe before, during, and in the direct aftermath of WWI.

Featuring:

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Northey conductor

Li-Wei Qin cello

 

Program:

Lili Boulanger D'un matin de printemps

Elgar Cello Concerto

Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite

Lili Boulanger D'un soir triste

Ravel La valse

 

Presented by: Frankston Arts Centre and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

 

 Thanks to our 2023 partners:

FAC Partners theatre cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre

Pre-Show Dining

Pre-show dining at Frankston Arts Centre

We are excited to offer a Pre-Show Dining Experience for you to enjoy before this performance.

For exclusive shows only, make a booking and treat yourself to a 2-course dinner curated by our talented Head Chef and team.  Hosted in our Function Centre from 5.30pm we await you with a glass of premium wine, boutique beer or soft drink on arrival to set the night off to a great start.

With a menu showcasing seasonal local ingredients and flavours, relax and spend time with family and friends before heading into the theatre from 7pm.

Meals must be pre-booked with your tickets prior to the event.

 

Member $52

Full $58

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When

  • Friday, 02 June 2023 | 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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