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The Metropolitan Orchestra Showcases The Double Bass In Concert
May 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
The Metropolitan Orchestra returns to the Everest Theatre on May 1st with an exciting program showcasing the incredible depth of local talent residing in Sydney. Featuring leading Bassist Kirsty McCahon, an outstanding work from Australian composer Heather Shannon and led by TMO’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams, this live performance will not only pay homage to incredible women in music everywhere, but reflect on the resilience of all Australian artists as they rise from the challenges faced during a year of COVID-19.
Mozart’s much loved overture to the opera Don Giovanni sets an appropriately emotive theme for this evening before TMO welcomes the evening’s soloist, Kirsty McCahon (ex-principal, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra) to the stage when she will showcase the virtuosity of the double bass in Koussevitzky’s Concerto for Double Bass opus 3. Shannon’s Sequence and Variation, was commissioned and premiered by TMO in 2017. The orchestra will close the evening with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No 7 which will leave musicians and audience members truly elated.
FREE – Live Stream (remote access) tickets available now.
There will be a pre-concert talk starting at 6:15pm sharp delivered by Australian Composer, Music Educator and Conductor Dr Jim Coyle.
Doors for the pre-concert talk will open at 6pm. Doors for general performance admission will open at 6:30pm.
The program: MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni/ KOUSSEVITZKY Double Bass Concerto opus 3/ SHANNON Sequence & Variation/ BEETHOVEN Symphony no 7
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams/ Soloists: Kirsty McCahon – Double Bass