‘Romance & Revolution’

Saturday June 29th 2019 at 8.00pm

Venue: The Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, Noel St., Ivanhoe
Guest Artist/Soloist - Jack Schiller


Star-Spangled Overture


Grand Concerto in F Major


Symphony No. 35 “Haffner


Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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 “Haffner” Symphony was designed as party music for Salzburg and then transformed into a symphony for Vienna. This is music of immense variety and drama, crackling energy and tireless invention.

The genius of John Williams is apparent with his Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The music from this epic soundtrack is just what you would expect from the pen of this brilliant composer – grand, poetic, dramatic and lyrical.