Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra - This year's concert season

‘Nightscapes’

Saturday December 03rd 2022 at 8.00pm

Rachmaninoff was considered to be one of the finest pianists of his day and one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian Classical music. The third piano concerto (well-known from the 1996 Australian movie Shine) was composed for his North American tour in 1909 and offers an immense challenge for the soloist. His … 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

Russian Knights

Saturday April 06th 2019 at 8.00pm

Dance of the Knights, also known as “Montagues and Capulets” is a score from Prokofieff’s ballet Romeo & Juliet. With its strong horns, stirring bass, and energetic strings, this composition is one of his most popular works. Glière’s Harp Concerto is beautifully crafted and packed full of delicious and alluring melodies. Stylistically, it is reminiscent … Continued

‘A Festival of Music’

Saturday May 04th 2019 at 6.30pm

Concert in conjunction with the Monash Symphonic Winds & Monash Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductors: Stephen Carpenter, Benedict Chui & Amanda Morrison Featuring the following works: “El Camino Real” by Reed; “Before the Sun” by Giroux with Violin Soloist: Maxwell Yong; “Equus” by Whitacre: Children’s March:“Over the Hills and Far Away” by Grainger.

RYO/JSB MAY CONCERT

Saturday May 18th 2019 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

‘Romance & Revolution’

Saturday June 29th 2019 at 8.00pm

Gould’s Star-Spangled Overture is the opening piece of a six- movement orchestral suite called American Ballads, written for the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. Hummel’s Grand Bassoon Concerto is reminiscent of concertos written by Mozart and Haydn. It adheres to classical forms, but (as indicated by the title) they are elevated to almost symphonic dimensions. Mozart’s … Continued

Children’s Concert

Sunday July 28th 2019 at 1.30pm Sunday July 28th 2019 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 $10.00 and … Continued

‘My Hands are a City’

Saturday August 03rd 2019 at 7.30pm

  Conductor: Stephen Carpenter Guest Soloist: Anthony Pope   Anthony Pope joins the Heidelberg Wind Ensemble in the World Wind Band Première of Benedict Deane-Johns’ Concerto for Trumpet and Winds: written by the composer for Anthony. Growing up in a family of brass musicians, Anthony Pope showed early aptitude on the trumpet, winning numerous trumpet and cornet … Continued

‘New Horizons’

Saturday September 14th 2019 at 8.00pm Sunday September 15th 2019 at 2.30pm

New Horizons reveals sounds of new worlds while drawing on colours of the past. HSO Artist in Residence, Natsuko Yoshimoto performs Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, a work whose forms echo the Baroque era, while its themes are alive with a multitude of Stravinsky’s spectacular tricks. Michael Daugherty’s Radio City (2011) is a large-scale symphonic tribute to … Continued

‘For the Fallen’

Saturday October 26th 2019 at 7.30pm

Conductor: Stephen Carpenter   Guest Trumpet Soloist: David Musk Guest Baritone Soloist: Kristian Gregory  Featuring one World Première and two Australian Premières: “Through a Soldier’s Eyes”  by Graham Lloyd; “Symphony No. 1” by Onsby Rose; and “Lamentations” A Tone Poem for Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble by Onsby Rose, with Trumpet soloist David Musk. Plus: Barber: “Commando March”; Faure: “Libera Me” from Requiem (Mass for … Continued


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