Single tickets are now on sale for our first concert of the year, and what a concert it promises to be!
As part of our ongoing Beethoven series, we’ll be performing his evocative 6th Symphony – the Pastoral.
“How happy I am to be able to walk among the shrubs, the trees, the woods, the grass and the rocks! For the woods, the trees and the rocks give man the resonance he needs.” Beethoven: letter to Therese Malfatti
Beethoven had a deep love of nature and he poured that love into a wonderful evocation of landscape. The 6th Symphony, with its depiction of nature in its various guises, from a gentle creek to a tumultuous storm, is one of Beethoven’s best loved. I can’t tell you much the orchestra is enjoying rehearsals!
We’re also thrilled to welcome back audience favourite Gregory Kinda who will play the rapturously lovely Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2. You can’t help but swoon to the lush harmonies and heart-stoppingly lovely melodies of this most romantic of works.
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This year you can buy tickets to all 4 of our major concerts at discounted rates and ensure you get your favourite seat at each concert.
Delight in Beethoven’s evocative Pastorale Symphony, swoon to the romance of Rachmaninov, & thrill to the exciting rhythms of Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien.
We’ll be joined by some outstanding soloists. Two audience favourites return to the orchestra in 2016, with violinist Ron Thomas playing Brahms and pianist Gregory Kinda the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2, and Rachel Tolmie, a newcomer to the orchestra, but very well known to Australian audiences, will play the Donizetti Concerto for Cor Anglais.
The Mosman Symphony Chorus will feature in our main concert program with Borodin’s stirring Polovtsian Dances as well as in a special Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah (not included in the subscription series.)
Online subscriptions close on February 12. Don’t miss out!
If you’re coming to our Sunday concert this summer, you might want to consider the Mosman Rider. It’s a free community bus service operated by Mosman Council. From October 1st it will run between 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. It will drop you right at the Art Gallery.
If you click here you can download the timetable. There is also a free new app for the Mosman Rider service that gives realtime information on the rider’s whereabouts. It works on all smart phones.
You can visit the Rider’s website at mosmanrider.net.
Bridget, Bob and Linda (along with their respective spouses) had a great day at the Mosman Community Showcase. What an amazing diversity of volunteer community organisations we have in this town! Thank you to Mosman Rotary and to Mosman Council for the great job you did organsing the event. It was good to catch up with some of our supporters including Councillor Tom Sherlock and also Virginia Howard, who is a not only director on the board of Mosman Bendigo Bank, generous sponsors of the orchestra for many years, but who also does sterling volunteer work for Taldumande Youth Services.
It was a pleasure to meet members of the community who have been coming to our concerts and who gave some very encouraging feedback and also to connect with future players and audiences.
A community orchestra like Mosman Symphony Orchestra in Sydney is a wonderful way to meet like minded people who love to play and to listen to orchestral music. Whether you’re an adult learner, retired professional musician or up and coming young professional, community orchestras provide a supportive, non threatening environment to hone your skills.
November will be a very busy month for the orchestra. We’ll be playing at Mosman Art Gallery on November 23rd and 25th in the last of our regular concerts for the year. For those concerts we’re very fortunate to be joined by 2 outstanding Australian musicians, Ron Thomas and Georg Pedersen, who will be performing Brahms’ masterful Double Concerto for violin and cello.
We’re also very excitied to be performing a free outdoor concert as part of Mosman Council’s Out and About series. We’ll be at Balmoral Rotunda and Reserve on Friday evening, November 9th. Don’t forget your rug and picnic dinner (and of course the champagne!)