Bound For Your Playlist MCO On The Road
From the spiritual motion and chant of our First People to contemporary orchestral movements, immersing ourselves in music is a much needed tonic for body and soul.
Centuries ago, chamber music events originated when small orchestral groups performed in homes or country estates and in venues of all shapes and sizes. The portable composition of a small orchestra was typically string, woodwind and brass. This regional road trip approach is not lost in our current cultural practice and is as relevant today as it was in the Middle Ages.
As a 2023 grand finale, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestral (MCO) will showcase a travelling tapestry of music, from traditional to contemporary with 30 performances across regional Victoria. The MCO will be bringing their magic to the Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham for one night only on Saturday, November 18 at 8pm.
You will be transported to a musical retreat by Director, concertmaster and violinist, Sophie Rowell as the orchestra captures you with the romance of Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg followed by traditional works of Manuel da Falla and Rebecca Clark. Transitioning toward more contemporary works, ARIA award-winning songsmith Lior, will be making his MCO debut. Paired again with regular collaborator Ade
Vincent, they have created a major new song cycle for the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Your musical journey will continue through this eclectic collection from classical and folk to electronic and pop. This performance is bound to commit you after the performance to update your Spotify playlist, post haste.
Of People and Song program is about two hours in duration, including an interval. The MCO want you to be comfortable so no need to dress up unless you are making a special night of the occasion. If you are running late to the performance, the staff will be able to admit you at a suitable applause break in the performance. And there will be plenty of applause breaks. Printed programs will be available on the night which will feature background information on the music to be performed and the artists. It’s a good idea to take advantage of the background notes for the concert available on the MCO website before the performance.
If you have never heard a live chamber orchestra performance or long to recreate a rich musical enchantment from your memory, this is your chance. Secure the date, gather an ensemble of your friends and book your tickets. Treat yourself to the elevating vigour of strings and the power of mere humans who will summon a whirlwind of sound, just for you. You’ll never forget it.
OF PEOPLE & SONG
MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
DATE: SATURDAY, 18 NOVEMBER
TIME: 8 PM
TICKETS: ADULTS $30
VENUE: CARDINIA CULTURAL CENTRE, PAKENHAM
Traditional land of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation
For more information visit cardiniaculturalcentre.com.au