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Sat 13 Jun 2015, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

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"From one of Beethoven’s most sublime creations to Haydn’s incandescent wit, you’re in for a treat.

MCO’s Artistic Director William Hennessy’s stellar career has seen him perform as soloist in over 250 concerto performances around the world. In celebration of his 60th birthday, William performs as the soloist with MCO in Beethoven’s soaring, spiritual and spectacular Violin Concerto.

Get ready for the sheer delight of Il distratto (The Distracted One), the most eccentric of all Haydn’s symphonic creations. With violins stopping to ‘tune’ in the middle of the piece and a stream of musical jests, this is Haydn at his fast-paced, fiercely-imaginative best.

Praise for William Hennessy:
“…the music flashed like some finely cut jewel, dazzling in its brilliance…” Sydney Morning Herald
“…superbly accomplished…” The Australian

Symphony No 60 in C major Il distratto
Incidental Music to Henry V
Schubert arr Dahlenburg
Quartettsatz D703 (arr string orchestra)
Violin Concerto Op 61

William Hennessy Violin
Michael Dahlenburg Conductor