FAMILY CONCERT

SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER, 2.30pm
O'Regan Arts and Cultural Common,
Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, North Sydney

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man   
SIBELIUS Spring Song
SMETANA Moldau
BIZET Carmen Suite No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Andante cantabile
DREYFUS The Adventures of Sebastian the Fox
STRAUSS Serenade Op.7
  
Steven Hillinger,  Conductor
Shuti Huang,  Concertmaster


We close the year with one of our ever-popular family concerts. In our family concerts we aim to present a range of accessible classical pieces for the whole family to enjoy, but without 'dumbing down' the experience - we play unedited works full of life and complexity.

This year we are featuring works that feature just one section of the orchestra - the iconic Copland Fanfare for the Common Man gives our brass and percussion a chance to shine, the beautiful Strauss Serenade is scored for winds, and the Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile for strings features Tchaikovsky's instantly recognisable dance-like melodies.

We also feature music from the iconic 1960s Australian childrens TV show, 'The Adventures of Sebastian the Fox'; the score was composed by George Dreyfus, who went on to become one of Australia's best known composers. The piece features a narrated story to add to the enjoyment - and perhaps nostalgia for our older patrons!.

This is not a concert that will feature lots of audience participation (as we have done in previous years), but we can promise wonderful music for everyone to enjoy, presented in a less formal atmosphere than our usual concerts.

  



  
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