Thursday 3rd December at 8.30pm (AEDT)

Members of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra – Beethoven Quintets

Same composer, same five instruments, two completely different moods. MCO completes its 250th anniversary homage to Beethoven with both of Beethoven’s String Quintets. The C minor quintet finds Beethoven in his favourite, Symphony No 5-esque stormy key, for an epic transcription of his first piano trio. The contrasting C major trio is young Beethoven at his sunniest, charming best. A brilliant quintet of MCO musicians is led by MCO’s Artistic Director, William Hennessy AM.


William Hennessy – Violin
Natalia Harvey – Violin
Merewyn Bramble – Viola
Katharine Brockman – Viola
Josephine Vains – Cello


Beethoven – String Quintet No. 2 in C Minor Op. 104
Beethoven – String Quintet No. 1 in C Major Op. 29

Thursday 3rd December at 8.30pm (AEDT)

60 minutes