Letters from Tchaikovsky by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

In the lush, lingering melodies, a certain Russian pathos never seems far away. Long snowy nights,
tender childhood memories, glimpses of lost love and unspoken passion...


By turns virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, Tchaikovsky is the quintessential Romantic—
conjuring powerful emotions with his heart on his sleeve. This program is a wonderful opportunity
to hear the extraordinary talents of MCO’s string musicians at their best—with Tchaikovsky’s
breathtaking showpiece for string orchestra, the Serenade for Strings, the charming Album for the
Young and Souvenir d’un lieu cher, imaginative variations by Arensky and witty dances by
Shostakovich.

ARENSKY Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky Op 35a
SHOSTAKOVICH Three Fantastic Dances Op 5 (arr string orchestra)
TCHAIKOVSKY arr BUC Souvenir d’un lieu cher Op 42 (arr violin and string orchestra)
TCHAIKOVSKY arr DUBINSKY Album for the Young Op 39: selections (arr string orchestra)
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings Op 48


Shane Chen VIOLIN
William Hennessy DIRECTOR

This project is supported by Creative Victoria

Virtuosic and intimate, passionate and lyrical, the music of Tchaikovsky is pure Romanticism. Featuring the breathtaking Serenade for Strings and violinist Shane Chen performing Souvenir d’un lieu cher.

14th Nov 2017 to 25th Nov 2017

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Duration: approx. 2 hours including interval
Artform: Music
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Date Venue Location More info
14th Nov 2017 Whitehorse Centre 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading, 3131
17th Nov 2017 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820
18th Nov 2017 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
22nd Nov 2017 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
24th Nov 2017 McAuley Hall Sacred Heart College, Aphrasia Street, Newtown, 3220
25th Nov 2017 Yackandandah Public Hall High Street, Yackandandah, 3749