“A Festival of Music” – CANCELLED

Saturday April 18th 2020 at 6:30pm

Venue: Salvation Army Citadel, Nelson Road, Box Hill.

In light of the most recent guidelines from the Australian Government and from public health authorities in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic,  this concert has unfortunately been cancelled. It might be reinstated if the situation changes: please check back later.


The Heidelberg Wind Ensemble perform with their guests, the Monash University Philharmonic Society – the Monash Symphonic Winds and Monash Philharmonic Orchestra.

Heidelberg Wind Ensemble – conductors Stephen Carpenter, Graham Lloyd & Ryan Parks

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 and it is with his “Molly on the Shore” that Heidelberg Wind Ensemble will begin this concert. Graham Lloyd has a well established and acknowledged status as a composer in Australia and his “Concerto for Band” will be conducted by him. Paul Sarcich is a British composer and wrote his work “Concert Piece for Four Horns and Wind Band” and dedicated it to Richard Prankerd, one of the  Horn soloists in this performance. We feature a piece by the American composer, Jennifer Jolley – Ash. The mood of this piece is serene, as it reflects on the aftermath of the forest fires that have ravaged California. At this time in the raging bushfire scenarios that surround us, this is a piece that will let us reflect, on the power and destructive force of wildfires. The work is conducted by a member of the Trombone section – Ryan Parks.

The MSW & MPO programs will be published soon.

This first concert to begin the 2020 Season is a not to be missed concert event.

Grainger:                    “Molly on the Shore”

Lloyd:                         “Concerto for Band”  (cond. Graham Lloyd)

Jolley:                         “Ash” (cond. Ryan Parks)

Sarcich:                      “Concert Piece for Four Horns and Wind Band” (World Première)