Giovanni Gabrieli wrote his lustrous brass ‘symphonies’ for St Mark’s, Venice in the late 1500s, and they deserve a big, generous acoustic to do them full justice. The rafters of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne will resound with the glories of Gabrieli when trombonist Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra lets loose with ANAM’s brass musicians. Crowning the evening is a sensational version of Nielsen’s Third Symphony featuring organist Calvin Bowman.
GABRIELI Symphoniae Sacrae 1597 and 1615
NIELSEN Symphony no. 3 Sinfonia Espansiva (arr. for organ, brass and percussion)
SIBELIUS Finlandia (arr. for brass and percussion)
Michael Mulcahy trombone/director
Calvin Bowman organ
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Michael Mulcahy’s ANAM residencyis part of the ANAM American Brass Program, made possible with the support of Ann Ronus