Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra
Australia’s exceptional ‘HIP’ Orchestra brings together a galaxy of international and local Australian stars to celebrate the birth of Beethoven,
the cheeky humor of Mozart and reintroduces the audience to the music of Anton Eberl.
The mouth-watering concerts, featuring the orchestra’s signature historically informed style (HIP) on period instruments, will take place in March at City Recital Hall, Hills Grammar School and Newcastle Town Hall.
There is no doubt that the music of Mozart and Beethoven deserves its place on concert stages around the world today.
but many of their contemporaries were also highly respected in cultural circles in classical Vienna and beyond.
On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, the musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
reunite him with a long-forgotten friend – and occasional rival! – Anton Eberl.
Led by Co-Artistic Director and Concertmaster Rachel BeesleyThe Impresario gives Australian listeners the rare opportunity to familiarize themselves with Eberl’s Symphony in E flat major – a work which audiences have enthusiastically received since its first performance in 1805. It is preceded by the overture to the short Mozart comedy about singers vying for top billing,
and followed by Beethoven’s breathtaking 7th Symphony, which the composer himself considered one of his greatest achievements.
As always, the March series features orchestra regulars Journey of musical discovery accompanying education program,
this time themed ‘Motivic Development’ and featuring the deconstruction and performance of a sequel
by virtuoso Australian saxophonist and composer Nick Russoniello and a closer look at one of Eberl’s forgotten symphonies.
In addition, the orchestra reaffirmed its commitment to music education and regional tours
following the award of a $125,000 grant from the NSW Government through Create NSW. Accordingly, concerts will take place this year in various regional centers in New South Wales, and the unique youth orchestra training program of the Young Mannheim Symphonists of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra will expand with a new National Winter Academy residential camp in Sydney in July and State Intensives. during the April school holidays in Victoria, Queensland and NSW.
Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. The Hills Grammar School Kenthurst Tickets $25-$60
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. City Recital Hall, Sydney Tickets $25-$120
Sunday March 8, 2pm Newcastle City Hall Tickets $25-$65
Tickets and more details are available via www.arco.org.au