Classical Music – Russian Ark: 2012 Open Day Concert

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.

Patrons do require a ticket to gain entry.