Let's have an awesome picnic at the MSO's Sidney Myer free concert! This one is themed 'Summer Nights in Budapest' Their description is: "Joshua Weilerstein: conductor Dale Barltrop: violin Dvorak Carnival Barber Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 In his second Sidney Myer Free Concert, Joshua Weilerstein conducts more Dvorak and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5. These flank the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber, with soloist, MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop. Barber's lyrical and (dare we say?) romantic concerto is embedded in the modern repertoire, but was not always thus. In 1940, as Barber was struggling with the score, renowned violin teacher Albert Meiff called it 'far from the requirements of a modern violinist' and that the score 'required surgical operation by a specialist', Read more →
5:30pm Saturday 20 February 2016
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC (map)

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