Category Archives: Community orchestras

By Jupiter!

By Jove, what a wonderful weekend of music we have had! The players really appreciated so many people coming to support he orchestra despite the wild weather. Soloists Bridget Bolliger and Rachel Tolmie inspired us all with their consummate musicianship, and players and audience alike thrilled to Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony with its astonishing, climactic finale.

It was great to have a big crowd to give musical director Andrew Del Riccio his well deserved applause as he celebrated 21 years as the conductor of Mosman Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra President Bridget Wilcken presented Andrew with a crystal trophy and a fine bottle of wine. (For those of you who are wondering what was in the mysterious blue package on Sunday, it was Andrew’s beloved Tim Tams – a little extra present from the orchestra.)

Our move from Friday to Saturday evenings was well supported with a bigger than usual evening audience. Some people commented that they’d taken the chance to dine in nearby restaurants before the concert. Sunday was sold out.

There were 2 comments in our Guest Book –  one from a loyal audience member who has watched the orchestra grow; the other a first timer, for whom we hope the concert will be the first of many:

I have enjoyed the orchestra for 20 years. It continues to be wonderful each performance. Many originals are so passionate about the music, each enjoying their chosen instrument, Mark with viola, all the cellos, oboes, flutes…. Congratulations and well done. Marlene R.

Our first time listening to Mosman Symphony Orchestra – enjoyed it so much. Beautiful music and atmosphere! We’ll be back to listen to more. Thank you. William B.

2016 Subscription Season Now Open

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!

Community Orchestras

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.