Roy Theaker plays Beethoven | Sunday Series 1

Sunday 5 June | 2:30pm | Malvern Town Hall

Join Artistic Director Roy Theaker as conductor and soloist for the first of our Sunday Series in 2022.

Shostakovich's ninth symphony, often referred to as the "Leningrad" Symphony, was originally intended to be a celebration of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Undoubtedly one of Shostakovich's most celebrated works, the ninth symphony is small in scale and full of humour instead of heroism. Shostakovich himself said, "Musicians will love to play it and critics will delight in blasting it."

One of the most beloved violin concertos of all time, Beethoven'a violin concerto was written in 1806 for colleague Franz Clement. The concerto rose to fame in 1844 when young violinist Joseph Joachim performed the concerto with the London Philharmonic Society conducted by Felix Mendlessohn. Joachim went on to claim it to be the "greatest" German violin concerto.


BEETHOVEN   Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.9 in Eb Major, Op.70



Conductor & Soloist Roy Theaker



Malvern Town Hall
cnr Glenferrie Road & High St
Malvern, Victoria 3145