Heidelberg Wind Ensemble - 2017 Performances

The HWE will be performing with guest ensembles at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 360 Church Street, Richmond in 2017 as well as a combined performance with the HSO on December 3rd at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets can either be purchased online or contact Robert Dawlings on 9459 1135.

Concert dates and details of individual concerts in 2017 are as follows.

“A Festival of Music”

Saturday April 18th 2020 at 6:30pm

The Heidelberg Wind Ensemble perform with their guests, the Monash University Philharmonic Society – the Monash Symphonic Winds and Monash Philharmonic Orchestra. Heidelberg Wind Ensemble – conductor Stephen Carpenter.  Monash Philharmonic Orchestra – conductor Benedict Chui.  Monash Symphonic Winds – conductor Amanda Morrison.  Percy Grainger is the composer whose name is synonymous with the wind band … Continued

‘High Seas’

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 8.00pm

Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances was inspired by country folk tunes, and he utilized timbres intended to imitate bagpipes as well as Scottish reel and snap rhythms. Crussell’s second Clarinet Concerto is probably his signature work – dramatic, rebellious and virtuosic. Audiences universally adore the Artie Shaw concerto; he uses boogie-woogie blues, clarinet and tom-tom interludes … Continued


Saturday May 16th 2020 at 7.30pm

Combined concert with Ivanhoe Primary School Choir and String Orchestra. Come and join our budding musicians who have been working so hard in recent months to refine and build their musical skills. Your support means so much to son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson or relative, even though we know you have probably attended their other performances … Continued

‘Across the Stars’

Saturday June 27th 2020 at 8.00pm

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and in celebration, HSO will perform one of his most loved works, the Violin Concerto, with our Artist in Residence, Natsuko Yoshimoto. The beauty, majesty and compositional perfection of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, easily amongst the greatest of all concertos ever written, occupies a rare musical and … Continued

Children’s Concert

Sunday July 26th 2020 at 1.30pm Sunday July 26th 2020 at 3.30pm

An ever-popular community event, the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Concerts have introduced hundreds of young children to all the instruments of the orchestra in a fun afternoon of music and storytelling for the whole family. This year’s concerts will include a performance of Prokofieff’s much-loved classic, Peter and The Wolf. All tickets are $15.00 and … Continued

“Fantasies, Overtures and the Black Dog”

Saturday August 08th 2020 at 2.30 pm

Dmitri Shostakovich was a much persecuted composer in his home country – Russia. Stalin directed this persecution and despite the enormous pressures applied to Shostakovich, to come in line with the party politick, he wrote music of incredible power and emotion. Festive Overture written in 1947 to mark the 30th anniversary of the October Revolution will … Continued


Saturday September 05th 2020 at 7.30pm

Come and join our budding musicians who have been working so hard through out the first half of the year to refine and build their musical skills. Your ongoing support means so much to son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson or relative, even though we know you have probably attended several other of their performances throughout the school … Continued

‘Five Days Five Nights’

Saturday September 12th 2020 at 8.00pm

In Brahms’ time the public were not overly enthusiastic about this double concerto but it now seems incredible that listeners in any period could have resisted the appeal of the work’s strong themes, bold rhythms and darkly handsome colouring. It is full of passion, rich with melody and superbly crafted. Another work that did not … Continued

“Of Skies, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains”

Saturday October 24th 2020 at 7.30pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter Guest Conductor: Andrew Stokes Guest Organ Soloist: Rowan Kidd  Stephen Melillo is to wind band music what Beethoven was to the symphony orchestra, and he follows a Beethovenesque design of increasing the musical tension almost to the breaking point, receding, and then reaching again. It is superlative musical craftsmanship and inspiring to … Continued


Saturday December 05th 2020 at 5.00pm

Because of the limited seating available for a joint concert with the HSO, the December RYO/JSB concert will be held prior to the main HSO concert at 5.00pm and will last for approx. 1 hour. Separate (non reserved) tickets are available for this concert priced at $21.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. If you … Continued