Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra - This year's concert season

‘Euphoria’

Saturday April 09th 2022 at 8.00pm

HSO opens the 2022 Concert Series with Euphoria, a kaleidoscopic program celebrating a long-awaited return to the stage. Shostakovich’s rarely performed Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes commemorates his visit to Kirghizstan in 1963. The Promise of Living forms the beautiful finale to the first act of Copland’s The Tender Land opera; his Hymn … Continued

RYO/JSB – May Concert

Saturday May 21st 2022 at 7.30pm

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 at school concerts.  Don’t let them play to an empty … Continued

“The Spirit of the Dandenongs”

Sunday May 22nd 2022 at 5.00pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  Guest Conductor: Graham Lloyd  After a hiatus of over two-years, since our last concert in December 2019, Heidelberg Wind Ensemble are welcoming you back to our music-making concerts at St. George Anglican Church, East Ivanhoe. Most of the works have been put on hold since 2020, but the programs also feature new … Continued

‘5 Days 5 Nights’

Saturday June 18th 2022 at 8.00pm

HSO presents a rich program of rare and captivating works in Five Days Five Nights. Elizabeth Sellars (violin) and Molly Kadarauch (cello) join HSO for the first time to perform Brahms’ sumptuous Double Concerto. Shostakovich’s music for 1961 film, Five Days, Five Nights, follows the story of soldiers at the end of World War II … Continued

Children’s Concert

Sunday July 31st 2022 at 1.30pm Sunday July 31st 2022 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 with narrator, Christopher Carolane. All … Continued

“To A Nordic Princess”

Saturday August 27th 2022 at 3.30pm

Conducter: Stephen Carpenter Guest Conductor: Greg Peterson  Guest  Clarinet Soloist: Amy Barry Guest  Organ Soloist: Rowan Kidd   “To A Nordic Princess” Dmitri Shostakovich was a much-persecuted composer in his home country – Russia. Stalin directed this persecution personally and despite the enormous pressures applied to Shostakovich, to come in line with the party politick, he wrote music … Continued

RYO/JSB – September Concert

Saturday September 03rd 2022 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

‘Across the Stars’

Saturday September 10th 2022 at 8.00pm

One of the last works written by German composer Richard Strauss was his Oboe concerto in D Major. Strauss was inspired to write this work by John de Lancie, an American serviceman who in civilian life was a professional Oboist. After World War II the American army moved into the Bararian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. There … Continued

“In a Nutshell”

Saturday November 26th 2022 at 7.30 pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter  The Wind Band or “Harmoniemusik”, in the context of the history of music, designates an ensemble of wind instruments employed by an aristocratic patron, particularly during the Classical era of the 18th century. The Harmonie would be employed for outdoor or recreational music, or as a wind section of an orchestra. Music composed then … Continued

RYO/JSB – December Concert

Saturday December 03rd 2022 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 h. 30 mins. Separate (non reserved) tickets are available for this concert priced at $21.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. … Continued


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