3MBS 2022 Tchaikovsky Marathon: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Program
Immerse yourself in Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous melodies and sumptuous harmonies in a series of stunning concerts, live at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall or online with a Digital Stream ticket through Australian Digital Concert Hall.
SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY
Melbourne Recital Centre & Online
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
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CONCERT 1: 10.00AM (AEDT)
To launch the day’s celebrations, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus will perform excerpts from All Night Vigil, Op. 52, Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 41 and Nine Sacred Pieces, closing their program with The Angel Cried Out.
Following will be an astounding performance of the Album for the Young, Op.39 by pianist Timothy Young.
Please note that sadly, Duo Chamber Melange have had to cancel their performance due to COVID-related reasons and the performance by the MSO Chorus will not be streamed digitally. The ADCH broadcast of Timothy Young will begin at 10.50am.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus with Chorus Master, Warren Trevelyan-Jones
All-Night Vigil, Op. 52 (excerpts)
3. Kathisma: “Blessed is the Man”
5. Gladsome Light
8. Polyeleion: “Praise the Name of the Lord”
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, Op. 41 (excerpts)
1. After the exclamation “Blessed is the Kingdom”
3. After the Little Entrance
6. Cherubic Hymn
8. The Creed
11. After the words “Especially For Our Most Holy”
14. Communion Hymn
Nine Sacred Pieces (excerpt)
7. Blessed Are They Whom Thou Hast Chosen
The Angel Cried Out
Album for the Young, Op. 39
CONCERT 2: 12.30PM (AEDT)
Join us at midday for a sparkling performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, Op. 37b by brilliant pianist and much-loved 3MBS friend, Elyane Laussade.
Followed by an illuminating performance of Souvenir de Florence Op. 70. for string sextet from members of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra sextet
The Seasons Op. 37b
Souvenir de Florence Op. 70
CONCERT 3: 3.00PM (AEDT)
Young Songmakers Australia open concert three with a performance of the little-heard Noch (Night), TH 88 for vocal quartet. Louisa Breen and Aidan Boase follow with a performance of The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a arranged for piano four-hands by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Then settle in for a stellar performance of Tchaikovsky’s tribute to his dear friend and mentor, Nikolai Rubenstein, the Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50. featuring Tair Khisambeev (violin), Elina Faskhi (cello) and Kristian Chong (piano).
Young Songmakers Australia:
Lisette Bolton (soprano)
Shakira Dugan (mezzo-soprano)
Stephen Coutts (tenor)
Alexander Owens (baritone)
Andrea Katz (piano)
Louisa Breen and Aidan Boase
Kristian Chong (piano)
Tair Khisambeev (violin)
Elina Faskhi (cello)
Noch, TH 88
The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a (arr. S. Rachmaninov)
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
CONCERT 4: 5.30PM (AEDT)
The afternoon continues to charm in Concert 4 with more of Tchaikovsky’s familiar works. Melbourne pianists Tristan Lee and Gintaute Gataveckaite will perform a special arrangement for piano four-hands of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a.
Then, the mellifluous voice of Samuel Sakker (tenor), with associate artist Stewart Kelly (piano), will enchant you with Tchaikovsky’s Six Romances, Op. 6. Closing the program will be Donald Nicolson performing his arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture for piano and electronic effects.
Tristan Lee and Gintaute Gataveckaite
Samuel Sakker and Stewart Kelly
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a (arr. Langer, Edouard)
6 Romances, Op. 6, No.1, 5 & 6
Kuda, kuda vï udalilis (Lensky’s aria) from Eugene Onegin
“1812” Ouverture Solennelle (arr. piano and electronic effects D. Nicholson)
CONCERT 5: 8.00PM (AEDT)
Corpus Medicorum open the final Marathon concert with the dramatic Overture-Fantasia, Op. 67 ‘Hamlet’. The orchestra will then be joined by 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Award winner (2019), Charlotte Miles (cello) to perform Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33.
Closing the 2022 3MBS Tchaikovsky Marathon, Corpus Medicorum and violinist Leon Fei will then perform the well-known and much-loved Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35.
Corpus Medicorum with Conductor Keith Crellin
Charlotte Miles (cello)
Leon Fei (violin)
Overture-Fantasia, Op. 67
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35