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Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Classical Favourites

November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) under guest conductor Monica Buckland, presents a musical feast of classical favourites beginning with the concert overture to The Barber of Seville, Mendelssohn’s concert overture, The Hebrides and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Joining the orchestra for this concert is is bassoonist Milo Abrahams, the overall winner of the 38th KPO Secondary Schools Concerto Competition 2022,  performing Elgar’s Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra and The Andante e Rondo Ungarese by Carl Maria von Weber, a delightful work for solo bassoon and orchestra. It is a reworking of a piece for viola and orchestra. Milo is currently a year 12 student at Sydney Grammar School. 

One of the greatest of all comic operas, written by Rossini in 1816, the overture to Barbiere is brilliant and exciting. Mendelssohn wrote his Hebrides overture after visiting the Scottish island of Staffa and seeing ‘Fingal’s Cave’. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is perhaps one of the most well-known pieces in the classical repertoire and many are familiar with the famous opening motif which echoes through the symphony.

Tickets: $15-$45



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