Performance dates & times

Thursday 24 June
6:00 PM
Friday 25 June
7:30 PM
Saturday 26 June
11:30 AM

Running Time 60 minutes

Price range

$59.00 - $119.00
$54.00 - $114.00

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In accordance with current Victorian Government COVIDSafe measures, this show has been cancelled. Ticketholders will be contacted directly and refunds will be processed automatically.

One of Australia’s most exciting and successful international exports Nicholas Carter returns home to conduct the MSO in a program of shimmering Franz Schreker and Schubert’s unfinished masterpiece.

Chief Conductor of the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester, and soon to take up the position of Opera Director at Konzert Theater Bern, Melbourne-born Nicholas Carter is one of the most revered conductors of his generation. Named Chief Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2015 - aged then just 29 - Carter is scheduled to make his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting Brett Dean’s Hamlet in the 2021/22 season. He last conducted the MSO in 2017.

Franz Schreker’s Kammersymphonie (Chamber Symphony) premiered in 1917, at the centenary celebrations of the Vienna Academy of Music. It’s a work of intertwining musical lines, moving from one instrument to another, resulting in a rich and dreamlike orchestral sound.

Commonly known as the ‘Unfinished’ Symphony, Schubert started writing his Symphony No. 8 in 1822 and completed only two movements, though he lived for another six years. The reasons why he never finished are still up for debate: the composer became ill that same year with syphilis and depression, it wasn’t uncommon for Schubert to leave works incomplete and he also felt dwarfed by the symphonic works of Beethoven. We’ll never know what might have been, but thankfully what remains is eloquent, moving and stirringly beautiful.


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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Carter


Symphony No.8 Unfinished

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