Bach’s World

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$20 - $84

Past Event

Music from Bach's world, and music inspired by it, performed by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra with guest direction by Sophie Rowell.

Although he never left Germany, Bach was able to immerse himself in a rich musical world. He consumed the compositions of his time voraciously and corresponded with many of the leading musical figures of Europe.

This concert by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra is packed with music by composers Bach admired: Telemann, the godfather of CPE Bach; Zelenka, the esteemed Czech composer, and the other towering great of the era, Handel. MCO also rediscovers the Baroque-inspired Concerto for string orchestra of Victorian composer Margaret Sutherland.

MSO Concertmaster Sophie Rowell joins MCO as guest director and soloist.

Jan ZELENKA Hypocondrie à 7 Concertanti in A major ZWV187 (arr string orchestra)
GF HANDEL Concerto Grosso in C minor Op 6 No 8, HWV326
GP TELEMANN Suite for violin and orchestra in A major TWV 55:A8
CPE BACH Sinfonia in A Major Wq182/4
Margaret SUTHERLAND Concerto for String Orchestra
JS BACH Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor BWV1041

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

  • Dates & Times:
    • Saturday 30 April 2022, 2:30pm

  • Ticket Pricing

    Under 40s$40
    Monash Student$20
    Under 40s$40
    Monash Student$20
  • Performance Information

    • Duration:2 hours including one interval

    • Venue:Alexander Theatre

    • Age suitability:All ages. MCO advises parental discretion with very young children.

  • Venue Details

    Alexander Theatre:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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