Performance dates & times

Sunday 18 Mar

Monday 26 Mar

2.30 PM

7.30 PM

Running Time 1 hour 45 minutes, including interval

Price range


$49.00 - $152.00

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Intense, passionate and heartachingly beautiful music played by one of the world’s finest violinists, Alina Ibragimova. This is repertoire that doesn’t so much tug as it does rip at your heartstrings.

Witnessing Alina Ibragimova play violin is an experience that produces awe-inspiring energy that crackles the air and raises goosebumps, yet her fiery intensity is balanced by an exquisitely nuanced subtlety to her playing.

We begin with Barber’s universally adored Adagio for Strings which frequently reduces audiences to tears, along with Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto funebre, written in response to the horrors of the Second World War (initially bearing the title Music of Mourning). The program climaxes with Schubert’s darkly romantic Death and the Maiden, which forms the heart of the program.

Far from gloomy, but full-on in its ambition, this concert touches on such a range of human emotions—and all the light and darkness therein—that it will stay with you for weeks.

Fancy some wine and cheese with your concert? We are offering Death and the Maiden audience members a cheese platter with two glasses of Banks Road Pinot Noir for $40. Enjoy this exclusive offer pre/post show. Find out more.


Alina Ibragimova
Guest Director & Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra


Adagio for Strings
Adagio and Fugue in C minor
Concerto funebre
Silouan’s Song
(arr. strings) String Quartet in D minor ‘Death and the Maiden’