Songs of the Night by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
The night is full of light—the twinkle of a carpet of stars, shards of moonlight piercing the forest
canopy, romance kindled by the embers of a fire—but outshining them all, a song from the heart.
Following on from her acclaimed MCO directing début in 2015 with The Gypsy Palace, Rebecca
Chan returns with a sonorous and lush nocturnal vision, including Wagner’s passionate Prelude
from Tristan und Isolde and Schoenberg’s twilit confession for strings, Verklärte Nacht.
Tenor Andrew Goodwin’s career has hit the stratosphere, singing major roles at opera houses
across Europe to enormous acclaim. He sings haunting night-themed lieder reimagined in
sumptuous new string orchestra arrangements, including Schoenberg’s Waldesnacht and
Schubert’s Der Erlkönig.
“one of those performances that lives in the memory for days” — Sydney Morning Herald
WAGNER arr GÜRTLER Prelude from Tristan und Isolde (arr string orchestra)
STRAUSS Die Nacht*
BARTOK String Quartet No 4: II Prestissimo
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo*
SKIPWORTH New Work
SCHUBERT Nacht und Träume D827*
Winterreise D911: Gute Nacht*
Der Erlkönig D328*
*arr string orchestra by Rebecca Chan
Commission Supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation
Andrew Goodwin TENOR
Rebecca Chan DIRECTOR
Guest director Rebecca Chan imagines an exquisite orchestral nocturne, including sumptuous arrangements of lieder with tenor Andrew Goodwin, and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht.
17th Jun 2017 to 24th Jun 2017
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