Concertante Ensemble: ‘Battle’


Busy mums make time for music: Susan Collins and her daughters, Johanna, Fiona and Helena, and Karina Hollands with her sons, Lucas, Felix and Dominic. Image: Keith Olbery.

Comprising some 12 talented string players, Concertante Ensemble was formed in 1996 and will mesmerise you with their energetic performances.

The programme for this concert includes works by Biber (Battalia), Janáček (Music for Club Swinging) and Britten (Prelude and Fugue).

The ensemble is led by two busy violinist mums Susan Collins and Karina Hollandswh between them, have six children.

This concert symbolises a battle on more than one front as one of the musicians faces the battle of a lifetime. The husband of lead second violin Catrina Pelster, was diagnosed with cancer in early 2013. They have three children. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will go to this family.

Winner of the National Kendall Concerto Competition 2012, 20-year-old violinist James Dong, will perform Concerto in E Major BWV 1042 by JS Bach. Dong is in his third year of a bachelor of music degree at Sydney Conservatorium, under the tutelage of Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn.

Tickets: Adults $32; Concession $32; Child (under 15) $15

Bookings: 1300 302 604

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