Maestro Series: MSO 2018 Season

Every Monday in September from Monday September 3 at 9.30pm
• World Premiere • Made For Foxtel • Streaming On Demand

The creme dela crème of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performances of 2018, in four consecutive Mondays in September on Foxtel Arts.

Season Opening Gala 2018 – Join us for the opening of the MSO’s 2018 Season with two universally admired guest artists; Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire, described by The Guardian as “a master of his craft”, and Australian heldentenor and Grammy Award nominee, Stuart Skelton. The celebratory program includes: Beethoven’s majestic Emperor Piano Concerto; Carl Vine”s Symphony No.1 Microsymphony (a work encompassing the dramatic features of a symphony compressed into just 12 minutes); and highlights from Fidelio, Die Walkure, Otello and Gotterdammerung sung by Stuart Skelton, who was awarded the International Opera Awards Male Singer of the Year in 2014 and will perform the roles of Otello and Siegmund (Die Walkure) in the coming season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Choral Series – Berlioz, L’enfance Du Christ – An ancient story with a modern parallel, Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ tells the story of the Holy Family fleeing their homeland and relying on the kindness of strangers as they journey across the desert to safety.