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Ana de la Vega & Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

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‘The New Wonder-Flautist’ and international star Ana de la Vega, has returned to her birth country after 16 years on the world’s most renowned stages. Artistic Director of Canberra’s phenomenal new Snow Concert Hall, de la Vega announces a world-class new music series in the capital. This is the first concert held as part of the Snow Concert Hall International Series, de la Vega will open as soloist together with the sparkling Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. 



MOZART    Eine kleine Nachtmusik (“A Little Night Music”)

BARBER     Adagio for Strings

VIVALDI     Flute Concerto La tempesta di mare ("The Storm at Sea")

       * interval*

ELGAR      Serenade for Strings

STAMITZ   Flute Concerto


The beautifully balanced program will open with Mozart’s most famous and loved orchestral work, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik followed by Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings - one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music in the world. It has become the semi-official music for mourning, used at Franklin Delano Roosevelt's funeral and after JFK's assassination. But somewhere along the way, it has transformed from an anthem of sadness to one of uplifting joy. The first half closes with one of Vivaldi’s most celebrated and virtuosic flute concertos, Tempesta di Mare or 'Storm of the Sea'. 

Edward Elgar’s luscious Serenade for Strings opens the second half and can stake a healthy claim as one of the very first works ever written by Elgar. It is not only one of Elgar’s earliest compositions, but also one of the most frequently performed of all his orchestral works. Later in life the English giant professed this little jewel of a piece to be his personal favourite of all his works. 

The evening comes to a frivolous, sparkling and virtuosic close with Carl Stamitz’ Flute Concerto in D, a piece de la Vega recorded to world-wide acclaim on Dutch label Pentatone together with Norway's famed Trondheim Soloists. 

Over the winter months, the Snow Concert Hall International Series will feature the highly acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, the greatest oboist of our times, the Spaniard Ramon Ortega Quero and the jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra.


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