2019 Concert Series
Artistic Director: ROGER BENEDICT
Now in its 18th year, the Sydney Symphony Fellowship is recognised as one of the world’s leading orchestral training programs, providing exceptional young musicians with an intensive year-long program of mentoring, performances, workshops, and immersion in the world of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Diana Doherty is described by ABC Classic FM as an “Australian legend and by far and away one of this country's finest classical musicians.” Winner of the Young Performers Awards in 1985 and currently Principal Oboe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Diana's career has included solo performances with all the major symphony orchestras in Australia and New Zealand.
Diana is joined by Alexandre Oguey, Principal Cor Anglais of the SSO and Bernadette Harvey on piano to present a delightful classical program for piano, oboe and cor anglais by J.S.Bach, E. Morricone and J Brahms.
Conducted by Sam Allchurch
Sydney Chamber Choir has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s leading choral ensembles. In 2019 they perform “Time and Place” - a journey around the world and across the centuries in a constellation of choral gems linking Canada, the US, Ireland, Latvia and Australia through rich singing traditions, passion, tenderness and beauty of the lush choral harmonies of composers Healey Willan, René Clausen, Morten Lauridson and Australian composers Paul Stanhope’s, Ella Macens and Clare Maclean. At the heart of the program, lies two powerful meditations on the inescapable truth of time: David Conte’s “Invocation and Dance” in a celebration of nature’s cycles of death and renewal, and Jonathan Dove’s exquisite song cycle “The Passing of the Year”.
Simon Tedeschi, often described as one of the world’s finest artists joins Orava Quartet, one of the most exciting string quartets of its generation. Together they present an engaging and thrilling piano and strings performance.
Simon Tedeschi solo - works to be announced from the stage
Haydn String Quartet Op. 76, No. 1 in G Major
Brahms piano quintet in F minor, Op.34
Music from the BACH father & son - Johann Sebastian and Wilhelm Friedemann and music by Turlough O’Carolan, Thomas Roseingrave, Burk Thumoth, James Oswald, Nathaniel Gow and William McGibbon in a programme that includes a rarely performed collection of baroque music from Ireland and Scotland. The rhythm of Irish jigs, sorrow and charismatic harmony performed on prominent period instruments – fiddle, flute and harpsichord.THE SYDNEY CONSORT Event Details »
From the concert halls of Europe and London, this compelling and talented award-winning Italian piano duo will begin their 2019 Tour of Australia and New Zealand in the Blue Mountains. Presenting a fascinating and enthralling 4 Hands on a Grand piano recital with music from Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Schubert & Rachmaninov.
Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are captivating and gifted young musicians that come from strong and varied backgrounds as soloists and chamber musicians. Their partnership as a piano duo began in 2013 and immediately received positive acclaim. They perform regularly throughout Europe and their works and recordings have been praised by audiences and critics alike.