Past Concerts

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Stradivarius in Vienna with Alexandre Da Costa

Saturday 25 March 2023, 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall - Melbourne Recital Centre

Sunday 26 March 2023, 2.00pm
Daylesford Town Hall

Canadian superstar violinist, Alexandre Da Costa and his 1701 Stradivarius join Zelman Symphony to celebrate the magic of Vienna


Rick Prakhoff – conductor

Alexandre Da Costa – violin and stehgeiger


Strauss, J Jnr – Die Fledermaus: Overture

Strauss, J Jnr – Emperor Waltz Op. 437 Kaiser-Waltz

Kreisler – Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta

Korngold – Straussiana Waltz 1953

Stafylakis – Valse Kinetic

Kreisler – Schön Rosmarin, Liebesleid & Liebesfreud Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen

Strauss, J Jnr – The Beautiful Blue Danube Op. 314 An der schönen blauen Donau

Strauss, J Jnr – Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka Op. 214

Strauss, J Snr – Radetzky March Op. 228

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Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

Saturday 3 December 2022, 7.30pm
James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC - Kew

You will know every tune in Mozart's intimate and expressive Piano Concerto No 23, a Haydn Paris Symphony and Beethoven 5


Rick Prakhoff – conductor

Elyane Laussade – piano


Haydn – Symphony No. 84 in E♭ Hob.I/84

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A K. 488

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67

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Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky - Guest Conductor: Roy Theaker

Saturday 3 September 2022, 7.30pm
James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC - Kew

Enjoy the rarely-played but fantastic Beethoven Triple Concerto and two other great works


Roy Theaker – conductor

Trio Anima Mundi – piano trio

Kenji Fujimura – piano

Rochelle Ughetti – violin

Miranda Brockman – cello - guest


Mozart – Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute): Overture

Beethoven – Triple Concerto in C for Violin, Cello and Piano Op 56

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74 Pathétique

220123 Kalina and Roy Titled V1

Saint-Saëns and Dvořák - Guest Conductor: Roy Theaker

Saturday 18 June 2022, 7.30pm
James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC - Kew

Sunday 19 June 2022, 2.00pm
Daylesford Town Hall

Copresented with U3A Hepburn Shire in Daylesford

Enjoy a program of well-loved French and Czech music


Roy Theaker – conductor

Roy Theaker – violin

Kalina Krusteva – cello


Saint-Saëns – Havanaise Op 83

Saint-Saëns – Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28

Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No. 1 Op 33

Dvořák – Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 70

Kristian Chong Titled V2

Mozart, Shostakovich and Sibelius

Saturday 26 March 2022, 7.30pm
James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC - Kew

2 Piano concerti in one concert including the one played in Amadeus, the film about Mozart's life, plus a stirring Symphony.


Rick Prakhoff – conductor

Kristian Chong – piano


Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466

Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major Op. 102

Sibelius – Symphony No. 5 in E♭ Op. 82

Romantic Passions - Beethoven and Brahms

Romantic Passions - Beethoven and Brahms

Saturday 3 July 2021, 7.30pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre

Sunday 4 July 2021, 2.00pm
Daylesford Town Hall

They replace Roy Theaker and Kalina Krusteva who deeply regret not being able to play in the rescheduled concert.


Rick Prakhoff – conductor

Markiyan Melnychenko – violin

Noella Yan – cello

Susan Pierotti – concertmaster


Beethoven – Egmont: Overture

Brahms – Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor Op. 102 Double

Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Op. 93

Behrouz Boochani - Live at the Bowl

No Friend but the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle

Sunday 21 March 2021, 5.00pm
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Presented by Zelman Symphony, Arts Centre Melbourne and The Wheeler Centre

World Premiere


Rick Prakhoff – conductor

Adrian Tamburini – bass-baritone

Melbourne Bach Choir

Wilma Smith – guest concertmaster

Susan Pierotti – concertmaster

Creative Team

Luke Styles – composer

Behrouz Boochani – librettist

Omid Tofighian – translator and collaborator


Boochani – Video Interview with Rafael Epstein

Styles, L – No Friend But the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle