Celebrate the Queen's Birthday holiday with a six hour interactive online MSO Music Marathon. This Live Video by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will play on Monday 8 June 2020 from 2pm to 8.30pm. It'll be shared on MSO's Live YouTube Playlist and you'll find the full Performance Program HERE. It'll feature live and pre-filmed orchestral and ensemble performances of works by Beethoven, Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams, plus contemporary compositions inspired by both nature and the nature of humanity.
Highlights of the event include the recent world premiere collaboration of Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Circa Contemporary Circus; Beethoven's 7th Symphony; Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending (arranged for string sextet, featuring concertmaster Dale Barltrop), Peter Sculthorpe's String Quartet No.18, Vivaldi's Winter from The Four Seasons featuring MSO violinist Anne-Marie Johnson and Dutala, star-filled sky by MSO's Composer in Residence Deborah Cheetham AO.
You'll be invited to add a visual dimension to the event by sharing your personal imagery inspired by nature and community to a selection of classical works. Find out more on the event page. Celebrate the return of the MSO musicians as they prepare for an exciting new program of concerts, conversations and interactions in this digital world. Don't forget to show your support by DONATING to keep the music going.