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Intimate Mendelssohn & Bach | CANCELLED

  • Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 - 7:30PM


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Featuring Polkina Leschenko and Richard Tognetti performing Mendelssohn's Double Concerto.  Polina Leschenko is already a favourite of both the Orchestra and Australian audiences from her previous collaborations with the ACO. With playing described as both exhilarating and sweet-toned, and technique that can swing from tender to explosive, Leschenko’s musicality will be on show in an intimate program featuring Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano, where she will be joined by Richard Tognetti. This concerto composed by the 14-year-old Prussian prodigy flows with youthful exuberance and an abundance of ideas. Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major, with its soaring lines and moments of ethereal beauty, is one of the most popular chamber pieces in the repertoire. Written when the composer was just 16, it was recognised as possibly the greatest accomplishment by any prodigy. Dare we say it – greater than Mozart?

In addition to his own musical legacy, we also have Mendelssohn to thank for rediscovering and repopularising JS Bach (his sister Fanny, also featured in this program, was a huge Bach fan as well). Here we’ll present an “Impromptu” Bach set, that in true salon style will change for each performance.

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Richard Tognetti - Director & Violin
Polina Leschenko - Piano
Australian Chamber Orchestra


FANNY MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in E-flat major: IV. Allegro molto vivace (arr. strings) 6′
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings 36′
BACH “Impromptu” Set 12′


Start 7:30pm
Finishes approx. 9:15pm
Includes 20 min. interval

Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


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Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra