Symphony of Songs will feature major works from the wind orchestra repertoire including an Australian Premiere. Over the years the Wind Orchestra has given Australian premieres of Symphony No 1 – The Lord of the Rings, Symphony No 3 – Planet Earth, The Venetian Collection, The T-Bone Concerto and Klezmer Classics from the iconic Dutch composer Johan de Meij. In two performances, the Wind Orchestra will premiere the Symphony No 4 – Symphony of Songs for soprano soloist, children’s choir and wind orchestra. The Symphony is inspired by Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.
In addition, the University of Newcastle Wind Orchestra will perform the Concerto for Timpani and Wind Ensemble by Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro. The featured soloists in the concert include soprano Kathryn Dries and timpanist Stephan Muehr. Highlighted in the Symphony will be the Waratah Girls’ Choir and dancers choreographed by Advanced Diploma students and produced by Brett Morgan and Timothy Gordon (National College of Dance).
Don't miss this showcase of major performing groups in Newcastle presenting instrumental music, choral and dance in a program of exciting music enhanced by dance.