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Symphony's MAGIC set to spellbind

01 September 2016


7pm, Saturday 17 September & 2pm, Sunday 18 September
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

The Willoughby Symphony will cast a spell over The Concourse this September in MAGIC, a sparkling Spanish-themed concert conjuring images of glorious sun-drenched Mediterranean vistas and exotic flavours of Latin America.

Under the baton of conductor Paul Fitzsimon, the orchestra will perform 2016 Composer-in-Residence, Matthew Hindson’s fiery and imaginative Bright Red Overture, followed by the impossibly colourful Capriccio Espagnol by Russian master, Nikolai Rimksy-Korsakov.

In a special guest appearance, clarinettist Som Howie returns to Australia from a sterling London career to deliver a breathtaking performance of Carl Maria von Weber’s elegant Clarinet Concerto No. 1.

The concert will conclude with the enigmatic Love the Magician (El Amour Brujo) by Manuel de Falla, a stunningly beautiful work that effortlessly combines tender subtlety with glowing fire, flavoured with the warmth of soloist mezzo-soprano Sarah Kemeny’s glorious voice.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of the winning composition from the 2016 Willoughby Symphony/Fine Music 102.5 Young Composers Award. The Award is a unique opportunity for young people to have their composition performed by a full orchestra and to gain the experience of working directly with a conductor and professional musicians.

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

Media Contact:
Rebecca Hill
Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Email: rebecca.hill@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

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