When:  September 9, 2017 | 7.30pm
Where: The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Write your own rules, then break ’em. Rebel against normal, against platitudes, against mediocrity. Agitate. In this concert, we play the music that broke new ground, pissed off the Establishment and allowed the new generation emerge. 

Heavy metal for orchestra, political deception, a gypsy rebellion and 1920s Berlin subversiveness. From the sublime to the bizarre, this is music that pushes the boundaries of what an orchestra can sound like. 


Matthew Hindson

RPM is like getting in a Ferrari and slamming your foot on the accelerator. Go through all the red lights, break the sound barrier. Experience a high-octane, white-knuckled ride influenced by electronic dance music and heavy metal.

Sergei Prokofiev
Lieutenant Kijé Suite

The biting satirical tale of Lieutenant Kije, a made up military scapegoat who gets his Russian creators into a lot of hot water. An almighty up-yours to the Communist government in Russia, Prokofiev includes saxophones in this satirical and sarcastic piece. 

Maurice Ravel
Tzigane - featuring MCM performance PhD candidate, Arna Morton

Gypsy life was rough in fin-de-siècle Paris. Ravel draws out all the romanticism and rebelliousness of the gypsy character in a brutally technical composition for violin and piano. 

Kurt Weill arr. Morton Gould
Berlin Suite

Art Deco and Clockwork Orange sounds cool and doesn’t make sense – like Weill’s Berlin Suite. This otherworldly composition combines jazz cabaret with satirical opera.