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Kathryn Selby Performs With The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra

March 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the magnificent Concourse Concert Hall in Chatswood after a spectacular 50th anniversary year. Conducted by Paul Terracini, the orchestra will perform two towering Romantic favourites, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor opus 16, featuring Sydney’s own Kathryn Selby AM as the soloist, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6, Pathétique. 

Also featured are two pieces by contemporary composers, Angus Davison’s The Laws of Motion and Bohuslav Martinů’s Ode to Lidice, which both explore issues in crime against humanity and the connection between man and nature:

Kathryn Selby AM (below centre) is the Artistic Director of the popular nationally touring Selby & Friends concert series. A former student of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Miss Selby has won countless awards, accolades and competition prizes from around the world. She has performed with several of Australia’s top orchestras and appeared in many internationally renowned festivals. She has contributed significantly to the musical landscape of Australia and continues to delight audiences with her nationally touring concert series.

Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů’s wrote his Ode to Lidice in 1943 after the Czech village of Lidice had been razed to the ground by the Nazis one year before. Angus Davison wrote The Laws of Motion as a participant in the KPO’s young composer workshop in 2020 and takes Isaac Newton’s laws of motion as the inspiration for this suite.

Davison’s music has been performed all over the world and often explores human relationships with nature, inviting listeners to deepen their fascination for the world around them. Originally from Tasmania, Angus currently teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.


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