Melbourne Chamber Orchestra returns to MAC with Brothers Bach

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) will bring The Brothers Bach to Mildura Arts Centre (MAC) this month in the second of two nationally-renowned classical acts set to feature in coming weeks.

A key classical highlight in MAC’s annual program, The Brothers Bach will be performed on Friday 30 April, featuring 13 performers on stage including Australian pianist and ‘artistic innovator’ Aura Go.

Mildura is one of just two regional centres included in MCO’s tour of The Brothers Bach.

Curated by MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy, the performance will showcase the works of Bach’s sons Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and his youngest son Johann Christian.

Each of the brothers in their own way forged extraordinary musical paths into the Classical period.

Aura Go, lauded by the New York Times for her “fearless performance”, is a crowd favourite whose curiosity and versatility have taken her across the globe.

She’s a frequent artist at international music festivals and has performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Metropolis New Music Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival among others.

Councillor for Arts, Culture and Heritage Mark Eckel said Mildura would be just the second regional venue to feature the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra in more than 12 months.

“It’s great to see live performances of this calibre possible once again following the restrictions of the past 12 months, and we’re fortunate to be one of the first regional venues in the country to experience the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra live,” Cr Eckel said.

MCO is no stranger to Mildura, performing Mozart King several years ago, which Cr Eckel said demonstrated the orchestra’s commitment to getting out into the regions.

“We’re certainly grateful to the MCO for again including us in their tour,” he said.

The Brothers Bach will be the second performance in Mildura by Aura Go in April. She will take to the MAC stage this Friday 23 April, performing Lost Dances with Tomoe Kawabata as Kiazma Piano Duo.

MAC is offering a 15 per cent discount to ticket buyers who purchase tickets to both performances at the same time.

Tickets are available at milduraartscentre.com.au or at the MAC box office.

The Brothers Bach

Friday 30 April

7:30pm

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Tickets: Full $45| Concession $38| 18 and under $25

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