ANAM & Musica Viva National Tour

27 APR - 15 MAY 2021

The ANAM Orchestra, led by ANAM Head of Chamber Music (strings) Sophie Rowell, collaborate with pianist Konstantin Shamray on an emotionally intense program.

As a 15-year-old student nearing the end of his first year at the Vienna Conservatory, Gustav Mahler composed one movement of a piano quartet, a work that always gives the impression that something bigger is struggling to emerge. Following Mahler’s own tradition of enlarging certain chamber pieces, this program includes an orchestration of the quartet, made by the outstanding violinist Harry Ward: an ANAM alumnus and a Musica Viva FutureMaker

Alfred Schnittke was keenly aware of his Soviet/German musical heritage, even as he stomped on it in heavy boots. Yet his piano concerto is a touching affirmation of his artistic roots, and his affection for Tchaikovsky makes the two Russians good bedfellows, the elder’s Serenade here prefaced by Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem’s Lamento, a work of searing beauty.

MAHLER Piano Quartet arr. Harry Ward World Premiere
Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra
Lamento Australian Premiere
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings op. 48

Duration: approx. 1 hour 40 minutes

Dates and Times

MELBOURNE: Melbourne Recital Centre Tuesday 27 April 7pm
CANBERRA: Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music Thursday 29 April 7pm
SYDNEY: City Recital Hall Saturday 1 May 2pm
PERTH: Perth Concert Hall Monday 3 May 7.30pm [POSTPONED - see below]
SYDNEY: City Recital Hall Monday 10 May 7pm
BRISBANE: QLD Conservatorium Theatre Tuesday 11 May 7pm
ADELAIDE: Adelaide Town Hall Thursday 13 May 7.30pm
MELBOURNE: Melbourne Recital Centre Saturday 15 May 7pm


We are very sorry to have to inform you that, because of continuing uncertainties about COVID restrictions, Musica Viva has postponed the concert in Perth scheduled for Monday 3 May with Konstantin Shamray, ANAM Orchestra, Sophie Rowell and Harry Ward. However, Musica Viva and ANAM are determined and committed to reschedule this same concert in Perth. We are working with Konstantin, Harry, Sophie and our colleagues at ANAM to find an available date. If you booked a ticket for this concert, the Musica Viva Box office team will be in touch.

Thank you for your continued support in these unpredictable times.

– Hywel Sims CEO, Musica Viva

Sophie Rowell's ANAM Faculty position is generously supported by Sieglind D’Arcy

Sophie Rowell appears courtesy of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 

Presented in partnership with Musica Viva Australia 

*Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia


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