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For lovers of violin, viola and cello. International and home-grown talents will perform both recognisable classics, and exciting contemporary compositions that feature the strings.
Rising star, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first cellist in history to reach the top 10 of the UK album charts, joins The MSO for Shostakovich's dark and stormy Second Cello Concerto. A 2022 highlight!
Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, played by talented German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto is a piece brimming with yearning and the tenderness that accompanies impending loss.
English poet Lord Byron's prose was inspiration for the symphonic poem: Berlioz's Harold in Italy. This concert sees MSO Principal Viola Christopher Moore shine in the instrumental role of Harold.
Experience Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in a new light, as directed and performed by James Ehnes. Ehnes is regarded for his stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and unfaltering musicality.
Acclaimed Australian composer Mary Finsterer explores the narrative interpretations of myths and ancient rituals in her concerto for viola and cello with orchestra and electro-acoustics.