Music that speaks across the centuries

The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra is performing at Riverlinks Eastbank on Friday 3 May, presenting Bach Concertos.

Leading pianist David Fung returns to Australia and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for performances of two of Bach’s keyboard concertos. Recently praised for his simply gorgeous playing and crystalline phrasing, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for the immaculate poise and effortless dexterity these wonderful concertos require.

In a program curated by MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy AM, the brio of Bach’s concertos encounters a program of contrasts including an intriguing Telemann concerto for four violins and three heartfelt miniatures by Dvořák. The performance finishes with Béla Bartók’s iconic Divertimento, one of the great showpieces for chamber orchestra, inflected with folk melodies and driving rhythms.

Manager Performing Arts and Conventions at Riverlinks, Ken Cameron says, “Here in Shepparton, we have the opportunity to put on so many incredible performances, including this concert from one of the country’s leading chamber orchestras.”

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra to Riverlinks. We’ve been lucky enough to see many wonderful performances from them in previous years. This year, patrons have the opportunity to meet the musicians and enjoy light refreshments after the concert,” says Mr Cameron.

Program includes:
DVOŘÁK Three Miniatures Op 75a
TELEMANN Concerto for four violins TWV54:A1
BACH Keyboard Concerto No 7 in G minor BWV1058
BACH Keyboard Concerto No 4 in A major BWV1055
BARTÓK Divertimento Sz113

Tickets are available online or through the Riverlinks Box Office: 03 5832 9511.