An hour of classical masterpieces performed by the ANAM Orchestra and guest artists with the chance to catch up with friends over a cup of tea.
Mozart’s dignified Serenade in D major for strings and timpani opens an exciting program of musical gems. ‘Serenata Notturna’ illustrates Mozart’s keen sensitivity to balance and colour and reflects his lively and unfailing imagination. Stravinsky’s popular ballet work Pulcinella about the philandering young Pulcinella is a colourful romp by the Russian master, and Mozart New Look is a short bubbly work composed by Jean Françaix based on Mozart’s Don Giovanni, another well-known philanderer. Matthew McDonald, Australian-born principal double bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic, leads this sparkling opening concert of the 2017 Mostly Mozart series.
MOZART Serenade in D major K239
FRANCAIX Mozart New Look
STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella
Matthew McDonald bass
Complimentary morning tea served from 10.15am in the Melbourne Recital Centre Ground Floor Foyer
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre