Mozart, Haydn & More - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Mozart, Haydn & More

2 - 9 March 2019


OLIVEROS The Tuning Meditation
HAYDN Symphony No.47 in G major ‘Palindrome’: I. Allegro, II. Un poco adagio, cantabile
HEATHER SHANNON New Work World Premiere*
MOZART 6 Contredances: Nos.1, 2 & 3
HINDEMITH (arr. Bernard Rofe) Ludus Tonalis: Praeludium
HINDEMITH (arr. Bernard Rofe) Ludus Tonalis: Postludium
MOZART 6 Contredances: Nos.4, 5 & 6
HEATHER SHANNON New Work World Premiere*
HAYDN Symphony No.47 in G major ‘Palindrome’: III. Menuet & Trio al roverso, IV. Finale. Allegro
OLIVEROS The Tuning Meditation

* Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.


Pekka Kuusisto Director & Violin
ACO Collective
Wind players from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

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.

ACO Collective's tour of Mozart, Haydn & More will visit:

Mount Gambier - Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Saturday 2 March

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Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
Sunday 3 March

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Melbourne Recital Centre
Tuesday 5 March

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Bendigo - The Capital Theatre
Thursday 7 March

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Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 9 March

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Free pre-concert talk

Those attending the Melbourne Recital Centre performance of can enjoy a very special pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the concert, where the Orchestra's Artistic Administrator Anna Melville will sit down with Heather Shannon from The Jezabels to discuss her new composition for this tour.


Melbourne Recital Centre
Tue 5 Mar 6.45pm, with Anna Melville and Heather Shannon