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Rococo Cello


Thu 2 Mar 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: info392

Gilt-edged, electrifying beauty; opulence, pomp, exuberance and glamour. Welcome to the sparkling pleasure domes of the Rococo.

The early Classical period was a golden age of arts patronage, as nobles and merchants across Europe outdid each other with fabulous private commissions in every artform. In the ornate halls of the Esterházys, Frederick the Great and the Duke of Bavaria, the symphonies, operas and concerti of Mozart, Haydn and CPE Bach were first brought to life.

Described by Gramophone as “A superbly stylish, raptly intuitive performer,” Li-Wei Qin is a globe-trotting cello virtuoso, in demand worldwide as a concerto and recital artist. He joins MCO to serve us a double treat, with CPE Bach’s scintillating A-major concerto and one of the great tours de force of the cello repertoire, the Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky.

Praise for Li-Wei Qin:

“...meltingly beautiful tone, flawless centered intonation and an ironclad technique” - New York Times

Idomeneo: Overture and Chaconne

CPE Bach
Cello Concerto in A major Wq172

Symphony No 88 Letter V

Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33

Li-Wei Qin Cello
Michael Dahlenburg Conductor
William Hennessy Director