Hobart’s Scottish Fantasy

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Classical music lovers who plan to be in Hobart during the first weekend of May won't want to miss a spectacular performance of one of the finest pieces of music ever composed for orchestra and violin.

On Friday May 4, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will perform Bruch's Scottish Fantasy – as well as Mozart's Symphony No 40 and Kodaly's Summer Evening – at Hobart's Federation Concert Hall on Davey Street.

These selections offer incredible auditory contrasts – from expressive Celtic melodies to the darker notes of the Mozart piece and the gentle charm of Summer Evening, there is something to offer everyone.

This dazzling performance will be conducted by Arvo Volmer and will feature Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jun Yi Ma on violin.

May 5 and 6 will also see members of the Hobart Symphony Orchestra getting out and about in the Tasmanian capital and surrounding areas, with a travelling performance of Borodin's String Quartet No 2 in D major and Mozart's String Quartet No 4 in C major, K157.

You can catch this performance at MONA at 11:00 on Saturday May 5, and again at 18:00 at the Home Hill Winery. On Sunday May 6, it will be played again at 18:00 at the Fitzpatricks Inn in Westbury.

Scottish Fantasy

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