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Season-opening concert is a stroke of GENIUS

10 February 2017


Saturday 4, March, 7pm &
Sunday, 5 March, 9om
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

The Willoughby Symphony's ravishing 2017 Season, Enduring Passion, opens with the dazzling GENIUS concert featuring masterworks by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms. 
 
Opening with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture, a commanding and poignant piece, audiences will be mesmerised by the remarkable Lily Higson-Spence’s interpretation of Mendelssohn’s evergreen Violin Concerto
 
In the brilliant hands of our imitable Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton AM, Brahms’ Second Symphony crowns what will be an unequivocally divine concert experience as our shared journey of discovery with Australia’s most passionately enthusiastic audience embarks on another superb year of music making with the electrifying Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.
 
17 year old Lily Higson-Spence was a grand finalist in the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards, receiving awards for Audience Choice, Best Recital, and the Nelly Apt Scholarship, and was also the winner of the 2015 NSW Doctors Scholarship for Instrumentalists, the Melbourne Recital Centre Bach Competition, and received third prize at the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition. 
 
In 2014 Lily was awarded first prize at the prestigious Alf and Pearl Pollard Memorial Awards, was a semi-finalist at the Gisborne International Music Competition and was awarded third prize in the Australian Open Concerto and Vocal Competition. Lily currently studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

 Purchase your tickets now at 1300 795 012 or visit theconcourse.com.au

Media Contact:
Samantha Connor
Media, Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Email: samantha.connor@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au