Pekka Kuusisto playing violin in front of a light yellow background

Mozart, Haydn and More

Mozart, Haydn and More
2 - 9 March 2019
Bringing exceptional music to regional Victoria
Charismatic Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, Artistic Director of ACO Collective, brings international fame and a wicked sense of humour and personality to all his performances.
For this tour he has built a unique program around Haydn’s Symphony No.47 in G major. Haydn was no stranger to humour himself and this symphony is nicknamed “The Palindrome”, as the minuet and trio is written in such a way that the second half of each mirrors its first half. Pekka continues this palindromic theme, beginning and ending with Pauline Oliveros’s The Tuning Meditation, followed and preceded by movements from Haydn’s symphony. We have also commissioned two works by Australian composer Heather Shannon, pianist of indie rock band The Jezabels, especially for this concert. Six Mozart country dances and two sections from Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis – the opening movement, Praeludium, and its mirror image, Postludium – complete the journey.

Program Detail

OLIVEROSThe Tuning Meditation
HAYDNSymphony No.47 in G major ‘Palindrome’: I. Allegro, II. Un poco adagio, cantabile
HEATHER SHANNONRicochet - World Premiere
MOZART 6 Contredances: Nos.1, 2 & 3
HINDEMITH Ludus Tonalis: Postludium (arr. Bernard Rofe)
HINDEMITH Ludus Tonalis: Praeludium (arr. Bernard Rofe)
MOZART Contredances: Nos.4, 5 & 6
HEATHER SHANNONRicochet from a Distance - World Premiere
HAYDNSymphony No.47 in G major ‘Palindrome’: III. Menuet & Trio al roverso, IV. Finale. Allegro
OLIVEROSThe Tuning Meditation
Concert duration
80 min (incl interval)
Free pre-concert talk



Pekka Kuusisto, Artistic Director of ACO Collective.

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