Season Preview 2020

‘HIP’ specialists, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra has announced its 2020 Sydney season with a series of concerts featuring familiar and unfamiliar works from the Classical period to the late-Romantic, all to be played at City Recital Hall in historically informed performances on instruments from the composers’ own time.

Australian Romantic and Classical OrchestraAustralian Romantic & Classical Orchestra. Photo © Nick Gilbert

The season kicks off in March with a concert of Mozart, Beethoven and Eberl (for those who don’t know Anton Eberl, back in the day there was no Viennese composer whose work was more frequently passed off as that of Mozart). Concertmaster Rachael Beesley directs Beethoven’s popular Seventh Symphony alongside a charming 1806 E Flat effort by Eberl, the two works prefaced by Mozart’s overture to his opera Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario).

In May, a first rate line up of soloists and Sydney Chamber Choir will help the orchestra breathe life into Haydn’s Creation. Led by regular guest conductor, Berlin-based Jakob Lehmann, a performance of this perennial favourite was always the dearest wish of...