Saturday 21 September

Location: Mildura Arts Centre Theatre
Time: 4pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: Full $45 | Concession $40 | Student ID $25 | 444 foundation $40

Schubert’s Trout Quintet

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Featuring Stefan Cassomenos + Sophie Rowell + Emma Sullivan + Members of MCO
Presented by Mildura Arts Centre and MCO       

Experience the beauty and majesty of Schubert’s epic Trout Quintet with world-class pianist Stefan Cassomenos and the core members of the MCO. Written during a summer in the Austrian countryside, the sunny and care-free buoyancy is heard throughout the work, with the centrepiece being the sublime theme and variations based on one of Schubert’s most popular songs that gave this Quintet it’s nickname. This is a virtuosic tour de force for all instrumentalists, one of those pieces that sweeps players and audiences away.

Music is a true inspirer, for audiences, players and for the composers themselves. We celebrate that inspiration in a very exciting way by presenting the world premiere performances of Stefan’s reflection on the Trout Quintet. This is a rare opportunity to delve inside the world of the composer as a performer and the inspiration behind their work.

Hummel’s fiery First Piano Quintet opens the concert, itself the inspiration for Schubert’s Quintet with this unusual combination of violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. A student of Mozart and much loved by Beethoven, Hummel was one of the most dazzling pianists of his time. It is this energy that dances off the page, leading one to well understand how it inspired Schubert to write The Trout.

Hummel Piano Quintet in d minor, Op.74 – 1st movement Allegro con spirito
Stefan Cassomenos *World Premiere                                     
Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major “Trout”, D.667  

Pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos will present a short pre-concert talk commencing 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. 

Enjoy 15% off your ticket price when you buy tickets to both MCO performances in a single transaction. 
Schubert’s Trout Quintet  Saturday 21 September 
MCO + Allara  Thursday 10 October 

​Available concession: Pension Card, Carer Card, Health Care Card, Veteran, and Disability.
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Image: Stefan Cassomenos