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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Han-Na Chang conductor
Jack Schiller bassoon

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart Bassoon Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

Join Korean conductor Han-Na Chang as she conducts the MSO in this delightful program of musical treasures, including lively works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky’s striking Fifth Symphony.

Hosted by the Ulumbarra Foundation

Tickets holders for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Mozart and Tchaikovsky concert are invited to attend an informative and entertaining pre-show talk by special guest speaker Saul Lewis, hosted by the Ulumbarra Foundation.

Saul Lewis has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Horn section since 2009 and holds the position of Principal Third Horn. After completing his A.S.C.M. at the Sydney Conservatorium, Saul was awarded a Big Brother Scholarship and studied with many of the pre-eminent horn players in London and Germany. He later completed his Masters Degree in Performance in Sydney under Tony Buddle and became Principal 3rd Horn with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in 1994.

He has played with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and Australian Chamber Orchestra.

6.30pm -7.05pm
Strategem Studio (off  the Howard Nathan foyer, Ulumbarra Theatre)

Tickets are FREE and limited, bookings essential. Book Now.



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Mozart’s lively and charming Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (or 'A Little Night Music') is one of classical music’s most widely recognisable tunes, referenced frequently in popular culture from Mr Bean to The Simpsons. Interestingly, this now ubiquitous work remained unpublished until after Mozart’s death, when it was sold to a publisher. It was not released until 1827 – four decades after its composition.

The Bassoon – the lowest member of the woodwind family – is one of the most characterful and versatile instruments of the orchestra. Its potential for expressivity – from virtuosic staccatos to gentle yearning lyricism – is fully explored in this concerto by Mozart, played here by MSO’s very own Principal Bassoon, the exceptional Jack Schiller.

Tchaikovsky suffered from extreme self-doubt throughout his career. This is explored quite explicitly in his Fifth Symphony, where the opening notes establish the role of ‘fate’ (much like another famous 'Fifth' Symphony by Beethoven). While the reoccurring theme throughout this work may reflect Tchaikovsky's own resignation to forces outside his control, this colourful Symphony is filled with glimmers of brightness, grace and triumph over adversity.















The Venue: Ulumbarra Theatre


Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol.

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