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Zelman Symphony – Season 2015

We are proud to announce a wonderful five-program season to blow you away this year.

Our featured soloists will all be blowing their hearts out for you, starting with Richard Strauss' famous horn concerto in March. In September, we have a Haydn Trumpet concerto and in December, the Melbourne Premiere of a new Flute Concerto by Elena Kats-Chernin commissioned by the Australia Council and written specially for the very talented Australian flautist, Sally Walker.

This year, the orchestra will play many well-known favourites such as Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, Brahms' first Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Suite from The Nutcracker. And we will give the premiere of a new work in each of our subscription concerts, by three generations of Australian composers.

Bookings are now open for Xavier College concerts in March, September and December. We will let you know when bookings open for the Daylesford concert, the Verdi Requiem and the Eisteddfod concert.

Sunday 22 March 2015, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
Vincent Street, Daylesford

Horn Power

Prepare to be blown away by Roman Ponomariov, Horn and Julie O'Connor, Soprano.

This concert features perhaps the greatest horn concerto written in modern times together with a new evocative composition for Soprano and Orchestra by George Dreyfus. It concludes with Brahms' acclaimed first Symphony – It concludes with Brahms' acclaimed first Symphony – after 21 years and numerous drafts, Brahms proclaimed it was finally a worthy successor to Beethoven’s symphonies.

Richard Strauss' first horn concerto was written for his father, one of the great horn players of his time, who never played it, claiming it was too difficult for him. Our soloist will be Roman Ponomariov. Roman last performed with Zelman Symphony in 2006 alongside the legendary Barry Tuckwell.

The new Dreyfus work will be sung by Julie O'Connor, another artist who has previously performed with us. We are honoured to have been invited by George to premiere his tribute to the fallen as we commemorate the centenary of the ANZACs at Gallipoli.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Roman Ponomariov - french horn
Julie O'Connor - soprano

Tickets

Ticketing arrangements will be announced shortly.

Program

Weber - Overture: Oberon
Dreyfus - A Song for Gallipoli
Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

(more details...)



Saturday 28 March 2015, 8.00pm

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

Horn Power

Prepare to be blown away by Roman Ponomariov, Horn and Julie O'Connor, Soprano.

This concert features perhaps the greatest horn concerto written in modern times together with a new evocative composition for Soprano and Orchestra by George Dreyfus. It concludes with Brahms' acclaimed first Symphony – after 21 years and numerous drafts, Brahms proclaimed it was finally a worthy successor to Beethoven’s symphonies.

Richard Strauss' first horn concerto was written for his father, one of the great horn players of his time, who never played it, claiming it was too difficult for him. Our soloist will be Roman Ponomariov. Roman last performed with Zelman Symphony in 2006 alongside the legendary Barry Tuckwell.

The new Dreyfus work will be sung by Julie O'Connor, another artist who has previously performed with us. We are honoured to have been invited by George to premiere his tribute to the fallen as we commemorate the centenary of the ANZACs at Gallipoli.

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Roman Ponomariov - french horn
Julie O'Connor - soprano

Tickets

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Program

Weber - Overture: Oberon
Dreyfus - A Song for Gallipoli
Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Symphony No. 1

(more details...)



Sunday 31 May 2015, 2.00pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre,
(previously known as Hawthorn Town Hall)
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Boroondara Eisteddfod - Piano Concerto Award Final

In association with the Boroondara Eisteddfod

''Support the three amazing young pianists vying for this prestigious award. Who will be the winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award – now in its 14th year with Zelman Symphony?''

Come to an exciting Sunday afternoon concert at Hawthorn Arts Centre to hear the cream of Melbourne's young pianists, accompanied by Zelman Symphony.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor

Tickets

Ticketing arrangements to be announced closer to the event.

Program

The Program and finalists will be announced closer to the event.

(more details...)



Sunday 26 July 2015, 2.30pm

Presented by Star Chorale

Melbourne Town Hall,
Swanston Street, Melbourne

Verdi Requiem

This famous operatic setting of the Requiem by Verdi will feature four of Australia's foremost opera singers as the soloists. Following the highly successful Zelman Symphony Mahler 8 performances in the Melbourne Town Hall, the orchestra will return to the Town Hall to support a 180 strong Star Chorale with soloists including some of the stars who sang solo roles in Mahler 8. This will be a Verdi Requiem not to be missed!

Artists

Jane Elton-Brown - conductor
Antoinette Halloran - soprano
Dominica Matthews - mezzo soprano
Henry Choo - tenor
Shane Lowrencev - baritone
Star Chorale
Zelman Symphony

Tickets

Ticketing arrangements will be announced closer to the event.

Program

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

(more details...)



Saturday 19 September 2015, 8.00pm

Sunday 20 September 2015, 2.30pm

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

Classic Trumpet

Heroics from the orchestra in the Eroica and from trumpeter, Geoffrey Payne playing Haydn's trumpet concerto is our second program to feature brass this year – prepare to be blown away again! – twice! We are repeating this concert on the Sunday afternoon to give more people the opportunity of witnessing this fabulous program.

What can one say about the Mozart’s Wind Serenade K.375, except that it is truly a masterpiece. As is Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

Haydn's trumpet concerto was a true first in its time. He wrote it for his trumpeter friend, Anton Weidinger, who had just invented the keyed trumpet so that he could play chromatically right across the entire range of the trumpet, which Haydn fully exploited in this ever-popular work.

Mark Shiell will present a pre-concert talk in the auditorium commencing 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Geoffrey Payne - trumpet

Tickets

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Program

Mozart - Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major, K.375
ZMSO/Melb Uni Emerging Composer - new work
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 Eroica

(more details...)



Sunday 22 November 2015, 2.00pm

By invitation from Federation Square

Deakin Edge,
Federation Square, Melbourne

Russian Dance

Join Zelman Symphony in a one hour free concert by invitation from Federation Square in Deakin Edge, featuring dance music by two great Russian composers.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor

Tickets

This is a free concert, and no tickets are required.

Program

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances

(more details...)



Saturday 5 December 2015, 8.00pm

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

Russian Dance

Iconic Australian Composer, Elena Kats-Chernin has been commissioned by the Australia Council to compose a flute concerto for star Australian flautist, Sally Walker. We are honoured to be giving the Melbourne Premiere and only the second performance of this exciting new work – another work to blow you away in 2015.

Evergreen favourites, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances will bookend the flute concerto.

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Sally Walker - flute

Tickets

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Program

Tchaikovsky - Suite from The Nutcracker
Elena Kats-Chernin - Flute Concerto Night and Now
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances

(more details...)



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