Ana de la Vega
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

20230520b 108 Melbourne Chamber Orchestra de la Vega

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Saturday 20 May 2023 


'The New Wonder-Flautist’ and international star Ana de la Vega, has returned to her birth country after 16 years on the world’s most renowned stages. Artistic Director of Canberra’s phenomenal new Snow Concert Hall, de la Vega announces a world-class new music series in the capital. This is the first concert held as part of the Snow Concert Hall International Series, de la Vega will open as a soloist together with the sparkling Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

The beautifully balanced program will open with Mozart’s most famous and loved orchestral work, Eine kleine Nachtmusik followed by Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings – one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music in the world. It has become the semi-official music for mourning, used at Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s funeral and after JFK’s assassination. But somewhere along the way, it has transformed from an anthem of sadness to one of uplifting joy. The first half closes with one of Vivaldi’s most celebrated and virtuosic flute concertos, Tempesta di Mare or (“Storm of the Sea”).