Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Virtuosi present The Gypsy Palace

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9 Apr at 2pm - Theatre Season

Of course, there was never a gypsy palace. How could there have been? And yet, the old tales persist about the mystical palace, appearing at the top of the hill through the midnight mists… The wild nights! The dancing! The fiddle playing!

Nearly 300 years ago in Eastern Europe, hundreds of gypsy melodies were collected for the Uhrovska Collection, providing a rare and unique snapshot of a folk tradition that existed alongside the courtly music of the Baroque.

In this evocative ensemble project, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Virtuosi director Rebecca Chan weaves a colourful and entrancing musical tapestry, tracing the spirit and energy of gypsy music across half a millennium of music. Witty dances by Telemann, virtuosic concerti by Vivaldi and Haydn and a spectacular string symphony of CPE Bach will transport you with their infectious vitality.

Music Listing:
Uhrovska Collection
Gypsy Baroque selections
Suite in G minor La musette TWV 55:g1
Ave Maria (arr string orchestra)
Concerto in D major RV533
Cello Concerto in A minor RV 419
CPE Bach
String Symphony in B flat major Wq182/2
O dolce mio tesoro (arr string orchestra)
Carl Vine
Smith's Alchemy: III Finale
Violin Concerto in G major Hob.VIIa:4

Adults $39
Under 30's $29
Subscriber* $29

Duration: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including interval

A Clocktower Theatre Season 2016 show.

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