The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra has revealed its program for 2020, which again features an impressive line-up of guest soloists as well as rarely heard works by familiar composers.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

The season opens in February when acclaimed classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan joins the MCO for Giuliani’s Concerto No 1 for Guitar and Orchestra. The program also includes the Vivaldi Cello Concerto in C, RV399, performed by Principal Cellist Michael Dahlenburg, and Vivaldi’s Concerto in G, RV414, arranged for guitar and orchestra, Verdi’s String Quartet in E Minor arranged for orchestra, and Handel’s Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 6, No 9.

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the orchestra will present his Third Piano Concerto with soloist Aura Go, as well as the Romance for Violin in G, performed by William Hennessy. Schubert’s UnfinishedSymphony rounds out the program.

In June, the orchestra will play Haydn’s GrandfatherSymphony, Mysliveček’s Symphony No 27 and Sibelius’ Suite for Violin and String Orchestra. Violinist Sophie Rowell will join the MCO for Mozart’s Fourth Violin Concerto.

July and August will see the orchestra return to Vivaldi. They’ll perform the composer’s beloved Four Seasons, with a different...

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