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Melbourne Cello Octet: Beethoven, Bach, Popper, Allegri, de Falla, Ben & Villa-Lobos

Mon 10 June @ 11:30 - 12:30

$25 – $48


This concert will bring together eight of Australia’s premiere cellists performing an incredible range of repertoire from Sacred works of J.S. Bach to Brazilian folk and pop music, Beethoven Overtures to fiery Spanish dances, and many more.

A range of exquisite arrangements for cello ensemble will feature, including a brand new arrangement of the Beethoven Coriolan Overture by renowned Australian composer, Lee Bradshaw. An arrangement of a sacred work of J.S. Bach by internationally-renowned cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will precede the virtuosic Polonaise de Concert by David Popper and the impassioned Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla.

An arrangement by our own Rohan de Korte of the Allegri Miserere will also feature; a piece that was allegedly a closely-guarded secret by the Vatican until it was famously transcribed by a fourteen-year-old Mozart upon a visit to Rome.

A fusion of Brazililan folk and pop music will bring the concert to a close. The famous pop song ‘Mas Que Nada’ written in the 1960s by Jorge Ben arranged for cello ensemble will be followed by a piece written specifically for cello octet – the epic Bachianas Brasileiras by Heitor Villa-Lobos, bringing the performance to an exhilarating conclusion.

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Mon 10 June
11:30 - 12:30
$25 – $48
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Series name
Woodend Winter Arts Festival


St Ambrose Catholic Church, Woodend
47 Urquhart Street
Woodend, Vic 3447 Australia
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