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Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

Artistic Director & Principal Conductor - Mark Shiell

80 Years of Fine Music

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Our next concerts:

Saturday 10 September 2016, 8.00pm

Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre,
Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew

This concert will feature some of the best known American music of the 20th Century from the serious to the whimsical. We will pay homage to some of America’s most iconic composers, Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin, who, as American music came of age, were influenced both by the country's unique history and the infectious popularity of jazz.

Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet was composed for Benny Goodman who gave the premiere in 1950 – what a star to be following! To play this evocative work, we welcome Philip Arkinstall, Associate Principal Clarinet with the MSO.

George Gershwin composed his Cuban Overture in 1932 after holidaying there. You will recognise many Caribbean rhythms and native Cuban percussion themes featured in this overture.

And of course, we all know and love Porgy and Bess and West Side Story. We will revel in the American dream, a culture of great Musicals and music that we can now enjoy outside the theatre.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Philip Arkinstall - clarinet

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Program

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin arr Bennett - Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture
Copland - Concerto for Clarinet
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Bernstein - West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

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Saturday 3 December 2016, 8.00pm

Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre,
Xavier College, Barkers Road, Kew

Scandinavian Masterpieces

Grieg and Sibelius are the two greatest exponents of Scandinavian music, and we have pleasure in presenting their most popular and well-loved works.

Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite and Piano Concerto are both heavily influenced by Norwegian folk songs and dance. We welcome one of Australia's’ foremost pianists, Stefan Cassomenos, who will delight you as his fingers dance across the keyboard in the Piano Concerto.

ABC FM lists Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in the top 10 of the 100 favourite classical works of all time! This symphony has more of a nationalistic character and will provide a triumphal conclusion to the concert.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 7.30pm.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of a new work from the Zelman Symphony / Melbourne University Emerging Composer of 2016.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Stefan Cassomenos - piano

Tickets

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Program

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
World Premiere of a New Work
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

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