The award-winning annual Marathon event presented by 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne returns to Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 24 February with its 2019 Dvorák Marathon – bringing Australia’s finest classical musicians together for an immersive all-day experience celebrating the works of Antonín Dvorák.
Across six concerts in a single day, the 3MBS Dvorák Marathon program will present some of the best and lesser-known chamber music compositions as well as his vast collection of solo piano music.
Highlight performances will include the Stabat Mater (performed by Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra) and Symphony No. 9 From the New World (performed by Corpus Medicorum). Returning performers include 3MBS friends Stefan Cassomenos, Calvin Bowman, Wilma Smith, Sutherland Trio and the 2018 Menuhin Competition winner Christian Li.
“I’m very excited about the 2019 program as it highlights the incredible compositional output of Dvorák,” says Artistic Director, Chris Howlett. “This year’s line-up is an amazing show of Melbourne and Australian artistry and it is lovely to welcome into the 3MBS Marathon family the likes of ANAM, Orava Quartet, the Australian Children’s Choir, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and Corpus Medicorum.”
The Marathon will also include a dedicated children’s program for younger listeners and a masterclass series, From the New World. Music students and young music lovers are invited to learn about Dvorák’s passionate compositional style alongside musicians from the orchestras of Melbourne.
Single-performances, half-day and all-day marathon tickets are available. Performances on Sunday 24 February commence from 10.00am. For more information, visit: www.melbournerecital.com.au for details.