Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream in E major, Op. 21
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Brahms Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op. 68
Michael Thrift conductor
Raphael Wallfisch cello
The mysterious overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream – composed by the 17-year-old Mendelssohn – forms the magical opening to a concert of music from the heart of 19th century European classical music. Schumann’s heart-rending cello concerto will be performed by the dazzling cellist Raphael Wallfisch before Brahms’s great Beethovenian inspired First Symphony.
We welcome the return to the podium of Australian conductor Michael Thrift to direct this inspiring concert of classical masterpieces.
Please note: Due to unforeseeable circumstances, we are sorry to announce that Aleksei Kiseliov is unable to be with us at this concert. Aleksei has longstanding and very close links with the orchestra and we are sure that he will be joining us at a future concert soon. He is very sorry not to be able to perform at our next concert.
On a very happy note however, we are delighted to confirm that the legendary cellist Raphael Wallfisch has kindly agreed to join us in the performance of the Schumann Concerto. The orchestra performed with the celebrated Maestro in 2015 and we are honoured to collaborate with him once again with this concert.