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ARCO: Mannheim Rocket

12 May 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST


Tickets: $25-$95

Mannheim Rocket transports listeners back to the explosive birth of the modern symphonic style of Mannheim in the late 18th-century. The then cutting-edge orchestral sinfonias of Stamitz and Richter were simultaneously energetic and sensuous, and were a significant influence on the young Mozart, who was later at the epicentre of the Classical Viennese style. His fifth violin concerto – nicknamed the Turkish and performed by Rachael Beesley – inhabits a hazy world of love and intrigue, and the finale of Mozart’s Symphony No.40 contains the most famous ascending musical rocket of all.

“The vivacity of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra musicians rejuvenates the symphony for an enthralling orchestral experience.”
The Plus Ones


  • Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
  • Rachael Beesley – Director & Soloist


  • Johann Stamitz
    Sinfonia à Quattro in A Major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Violin Concerto in A Major
  • Franz Xaver Richter
    Sinfonia à Quattro in B-flat Major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No.40 in G Minor

Combine MANNHEIM ROCKET with VOYAGE OF MUSICAL DISCOVERY 2 – ‘CULTURAL & HISTORICAL CONTEXTS’ with guests Jane Rutter and the Third Culture World Music Ensemble.



12 May 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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City Recital Hall, Sydney
2-12 Angel Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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