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
Aleksei Kiseliov 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 young Russian cellist Aleksei Kiseliov 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.