2011 Inaugural Concert Season

Winner – Limelight “Best Orchestral Concert”

Guest conductors:

Simone Young AM

Alexander Briger AO

Brett Dean

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Watch and Listen: Beethoven, Symphony  No. 9

 

26 August – Friday, 8pm, Sydney

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

Conducted by: Simone Young AM

 

Programme:

Wagner, Prelude and Venusberg Music

Sculthorpe, Earth Cry, William Barton – Didgeridoo

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

 

27 August – Saturday, 8pm, Sydney

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

 

Programme:

Conducted by: Alexander Briger AO

Brahms – Academic Festival Overture

Conducted by: Brett Dean

Dean, Vexations and Devotions

Conducted by: Alexander Briger AO

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, op. 125 (Choral)

 

28 August – Sunday, 2pm, Sydney  (Family Concert)

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall

Presented by: Belinda McFarlane

Conducted by: Alexander Briger AO

 

Programme:

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Beginning of 1st movement

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, 2nd movement

Montgomery, Hocket in the Pocket

Brahms, Academic Festival Overture

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, 3rd movement

Gillbert and Sullivan, Pineapple Poll, opening dance, arr. By Sir Charles Mackerras

Peter Luff, Didjeridu solo

Sculthorpe, “Earth Cry”, with solo for didgeridoo

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”

 

29th August – Monday, 4:30pm, Parramatta  (After School Family Concert)

Riverside Theatre, Parramatta

After a full day of tutorials, workshops and rehearsals with AWO musicians, 60 music ensemble students from 23 schools across Western Sydney (Western Sydney State Schools Concert Band) performed a side-by-side concert with their AWO mentors to a full audience at Parramatta Riverside Theatre.

Guest conductors:

Alexander Briger AO

Craig McGown (WSSSCB)