Monash Academy Orchestra
Fabian Russell conductor
Kristian Chong piano
Monash University Singers
Caroline Henbest viola
SCHNITTKE (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
KANCHELI Styx for viola, mixed chorus and orchestra
Join us for a musical journey into the heart and soul of modern Russia where the past and present fuse together in sonic combinations at once deeply passionate, ironic, and carnivalesque. Best known for its prominent role in the Australian film Shine, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 appears between two masterworks by more recent Russian composers – Schnittke’s comic-tragic (K)ein Sommernachtstraum and Kancheli’s own homage to Schnittke, his Styx for solo viola, chorus and orchestra. Pre concert talk in the Robert Blackwood Hall at 1:45pm by Dobbs Franks.
Free General admission
Running time: Approximately two hours including a twenty minute interval.