There’s only 10 more sleeps to go before our first concert of the year, and we’re very excited to announce the addition of a touch of exotic spice to our program. The orchestra will be performing the world premiere of our very own Kim d’Espiney’s Danza Arabica.
Kim says that her work reflects her love of Arabic music with its vibrant rhythms and interesting textural effects:
“The main reason I decided to compose ‘Danza Arabica’ is because I wanted to celebrate Arabic culture. Like many people, I abhor the carnage and slaughter that is happening right now, from Iraq and Syria to Palestine, and I feel a tremendous sense of helplessness for all the innocent people caught in the cross-fire. An example that springs to mind is the current global tragedy: where thousands of refugees are being turned away by the rest of the world, as they flee war-torn countries to seek asylum.”
There are currently only 14 seats available for Sunday afternoon, but there are still good seats for Friday.
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!