Willoughby Symphony launch a Symphonic Odyssey

Julian Smiles (image Keith Saunders)

Willoughby Symphony will launch its 2012 Symphonic Odyssey concert series with the passionate and exhilarating Enigma Variations,
at their newly developed Concert Hall on The Concourse in the Chatswood city centre.

Performing under the baton of Chief Conductor, Dr Nicholas Milton,  the Willoughby Symphony will open the concert with Graeme Koehne’s thrilling Elevator Music (1997). Joining the Symphony onstage, leading Australian cellist Julian Smiles performs  a spectacular interpretation of Dvorak’s masterpiece , the Cello Concerto in B Minor, op. 104.

Completing the concert is Elgar’s magnificent Enigma Variations, one of his most performed and recorded works. Dedicated to “my
friends pictured within”, each variation  is a musical portrait of one of his close friends.

Well known to Australian and international audiences, Julian Smiles is a member of the Australia Ensemble and the Goldner String Quartet, and performs regularly as a guest with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. A tutor at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne and the Australian Youth Orchestra, Julian will be a judge for the fifth Melbourne International Chamber of Music Competition. Julian plays on an 1827 Lorenzo Ventapane cello.      

Tickets: Adults $39, Concession $34, Child (under 16) $10, Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) $78

Book at The Concourse Box Office on 9020 6968  or on line at theconcourse.com.au

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