The Lurline Chamber Orchestra presents an irresistible program of romantic and contemporary music featuring the music of Holst, Rachmaninov, Wiren, Bartok and two much-loved Australian composers – Tommy Tycho and Daniel Rojas.
The Lurline Chamber Orchestra comprises a core of 11 string players and was founded by sisters Maria (violin) and Angela Lindsay (viola) in 2009 with the aim of creating a vibrant, dedicated group to perform some of the most fulfilling, exciting, beautiful and varied repertoire. Both sisters have played with the Australian, Vienna and Adelaide Chamber Orchestras. The Lurline Chamber Orchestra comprises a core of 11 string players.
The LCO has held two very successful seasons in venues across Sydney, aiming to make quality music accessible to people of all ages in as many areas as possible. Beyond these series, other engagements include Bowral Autumn Music Festival, Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival, Music at the National Gallery of Australia, Hunter Baillie Spring Festival and the International Space Time Concerto Competition, Newcastle. The orchestra has also collaborated with Bel a Capella and Sutherland Shire Choir, as well as the Good Old Days Concerts at Sydney Town Hall.
Celebrated musician and educator Richard Gill is its patron and Lurline was also honoured to find great support and patronage from the late and legendary Tommy Tycho, who composed his Violin Concerto for Maria. Tycho was personal musician to the Shah of Iran, musical director at Channel 7 for 15 years, directed countless Royal Command Performances and conducted all ABC Symphony orchestras before his death in 2013. The orchestra will perform his magnificent, Persian-influenced, concerto at the September concert.
The programme: Gustav Holst: St Pauls Suite | Daniel Rojas: Little Serenade | Tommy Tycho: Violin Concerto – Maria Lindsay, violin |Sergei Rachmaninov arr. Lee Armstrong: Preludes op. 3 no. 2, op.23 no. 5 |
Dag Wirén: Serenade | Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances
Tickets (incl afternoon tea) $45 at door/$40 online | pensioners $30/$25 | students, teens $10 | children free