Australia’s bold and brilliant Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra opens its 2018 season next month with PASTORAL MELODIES , featuring much-loved idyllic and tempestuous works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Beethoven.

Together with  Sydney Chamber Choir  [Facebook] and conducted by their iconic artistic director, Richard Gill AO, the orchestra’s world-class musicians present their latest “thrilling, committed performances” (Limelight).

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra offers unique historically informed performance style on dynamic period instruments. This first concert series for the year presents not only sweeping full orchestral sounds but heavenly choral music featuring one of Australia’s premier choirs.

The program features Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (‘Fingal’s Cave’), Five Songs by Brahms, Mozart’s Spaur Messe (‘Piccolomini’) and Beethoven’s sweeping ‘Pastoral’ Symphony No.6.  Richard Gill offers his erudite, entertaining pre-concert talks 45 minutes before each concert.

The concert will take place at Sydney Recital Hall, [Facebook] 2 Angel Place – Sunday 25 March 3pm .

 Richard Gill said that the beauty of musical sound was uppermost in the Artistic Team’s minds when planning the mouth-watering 2018 season. “The word melody, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was first heard in about 1290. Here we are in 2018, over seven hundred years later, still using the word and enjoying the beauty of musical sounds.”

To find out more about the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s season concerts, education programs and performance series and to book tickets or discounted season subscriptions visit ARCO’s website [Facebook] or  Ph(02) 8256 2222.

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra presents PASTORAL MELODIES

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Hebrides Overture Op.26 ‘Fingal’s Cave’ (1830)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Five Songs Op.104 (1888)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Spaur Messe KV.258 ‘Piccolomini’ (1776)

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No.6 Op.68 ‘Pastoral’ (1808)