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Sunday 21 May 2017, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
76 Vincent Street, Daylesford.

Beethoven's First

Enjoy a concert encompassing the full range of Romantic era.

We start and finish with works of Beethoven - the Coriolan Overture which expresses the drama in the story of the Roman general Coriolanus, and the First Symphony, which despite its classical form was huge leap from those of Mozart and Haydn, and which alerted Vienna to the genius of the young Beethoven.

In between we feature Jack Schiller, Principal Bassoon with the MSO, who is to play the crowd favourite Weber Concerto, explore one of Wagner's few miniatures, Siegfried Idyll, originally written for the birthday of his wife, Cosima, and introduce the world premiere of a new work by Luke Hutton, the 2017 Zelman Symphony / University of Melbourne Emerging Composer.

Artists

Ingrid Martin - guest conductor
Joseph Lallo - guest conductor
Jack Schiller - bassoon

Program

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Luke Hutton - Catching Trains of Thought première
Weber - Bassoon Concerto
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

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Saturday 25 March 2017, 8.00pm

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

Bottesini Magic

Bottesini was considered the Paganini of the Double Bass, developing a formidable technique for the instrument and composing numerous solo works. We are thrilled to welcome back the equally virtuosic Phoebe Russell to play his second concerto. In 2010, Phoebe was Zelman Symphony’s youngest section leader and youngest invited soloist ever. She has since embarked on a stellar career so far culminating in being a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, and as a frequent casual player with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and numerous other European orchestras – light years from her start in Zelman Symphony!

The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest Fantasy Overture which is based on the Shakespearian play, and closes with Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, a contemplative and exuberant work which he wrote in less than a year, a distinct contrast with the 15 years he took to write his first symphony!

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Phoebe Russell - double bass

Program

Tchaikovsky - The Tempest Fantasy Overture
Bottesini - Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

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Sunday 19 March 2017, 2.30pm

St. Andrew's Church,
228 New Street, Brighton

Bottesini Magic

In association with St. Andrew's Brighton
Music Foundation Concerts

Bottesini was considered the Paganini of the Double Bass, developing a formidable technique for the instrument and composing numerous solo works. We are thrilled to welcome back the equally virtuosic Phoebe Russell to play his second concerto. In 2010, Phoebe was Zelman Symphony’s youngest section leader and youngest invited soloist ever. She has since embarked on a stellar career so far culminating in being a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, and as a frequent casual player with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and numerous other European orchestras – light years from her start in Zelman Symphony!

The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest Fantasy Overture which is based on the Shakespearian play, and closes with Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, a contemplative and exuberant work which he wrote in less than a year, a distinct contrast with the 15 years he took to write his first symphony!

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Phoebe Russell - double bass

Program

Tchaikovsky - The Tempest Fantasy Overture
Bottesini - Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

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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.

May Lyon is the 2016 Zelman Symphony / University of Melbourne Emerging Composer, and is a Master's student of Dr. Katy Abbott at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. May's work has the theme of "The Three Norns" (female goddesses) from Norse mythology, otherwise known as The Three Fates, and will feature guest violinist and violist, Kat Tsyrlin.

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.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Jenny Going - associate conductor
Stefan Cassomenos - piano
Kat Tsyrlin - violin, viola

Program

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
May Lyon - Nornir Concerto for Viola to Violin
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

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Sunday 27 November 2016, 2.00pm

The Memo, 235 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

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.

May Lyon is the 2016 Zelman Symphony / University of Melbourne Emerging Composer, and is a Master's student of Dr. Katy Abbott at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. May's work has the theme of "The Three Norns" (female goddesses) from Norse mythology, otherwise known as The Three Fates, and will feature guest violinist and violist, Kat Tsyrlin.

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.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Jenny Going - associate conductor
Stefan Cassomenos - piano
Kat Tsyrlin - violin, viola

Program

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
May Lyon - Nornir Concerto for Viola to Violin
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

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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

Program

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin arr Bennett - Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Copland - Concerto for Clarinet
Gershwin arr Davies - Promenade: Walking the Dog
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Bernstein - West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Anderson - The Typewriter

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Sunday 19 June 2016, 2.00pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre,
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 15th 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
Michael Li - piano
Kevin Chow - piano
Hannah Shin - piano

Program

Anthony Wilson - Un Evento Eccitante
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 (1st movement)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5 (1st movement)
Liszt - Piano Concerto No.2 (complete)
Dvořák - Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 7

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Sunday 22 May 2016, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
Vincent Street, Daylesford

Young Romantics

Romanticism and its focus on the individual artist as a creative hero emerged through the blinding brilliance of the Beethoven Symphonies. During the flowering of the Romantic Period, many creative geniuses stepped into Beethoven’s very large shoes – including Mendelssohn.

His genius is featured in this concert with the darkly beautiful Hebrides overture and the E minor violin concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos of all time, played by Kathryn Taylor. Joseph Joachim, the great violinist and pupil of Mendelssohn, when speaking of the four great German Violin Concertos (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch and Mendelssohn) said that “… but the dearest of them all, the heart’s jewel, is the Mendelssohn.”

We end the concert with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 which, according to Beethoven’s letters, he considered one of his greatest works.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kathryn Taylor - violin

Program

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Massenet - Méditation from Thaïs
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

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Saturday 21 May 2016, 8.00pm

Hawthorn Arts Centre,
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Young Romantics

Romanticism and its focus on the individual artist as a creative hero emerged through the blinding brilliance of the Beethoven Symphonies. During the flowering of the Romantic Period, many creative geniuses stepped into Beethoven’s very large shoes – including Mendelssohn.

His genius is featured in this concert with the darkly beautiful Hebrides overture and the E minor violin concerto, one of the most popular violin concertos of all time, played by Kathryn Taylor. Joseph Joachim, the great violinist and pupil of Mendelssohn, when speaking of the four great German Violin Concertos (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch and Mendelssohn) said that “… but the dearest of them all, the heart’s jewel, is the Mendelssohn.”

We end the concert with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 which, according to Beethoven’s letters, he considered one of his greatest works.

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kathryn Taylor - violin

Program

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Massenet - Méditation from Thaïs
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

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Saturday 5 March 2016, 8.00pm

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

Winter Daydreams

We begin our 2016 season with a spectacular combination of Tchaikovsky Firsts. His thrilling first piano concerto, once considered 'unplayable', sits alongside his beautiful, evocative and exciting first symphony.

Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto is amongst the best known of all piano concertos and one of his most popular works. We are delighted to welcome back Hoang Pham, one of Australia's most exciting young musicians, to play the concerto he performed so brilliantly to win the 2013 Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award. We enjoyed playing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with him so much that we couldn’t wait to get him back!

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams, is his earliest notable composition - in 1883, he wrote that "although it is in many ways very immature, yet fundamentally it has more substance and is better than many of my other more mature works."

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Hoang Pham - piano

Program

Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
Chopin - Nocturne in D-Flat, Op.27 No.2
Chopin - Nocturne in E-flat, Op.9 No.2
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 1 Winter Daydreams

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Sunday 3 January 2016, 2.00pm

In association with the 13th National Polish Arts Festival

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Gala Music Concert

Zelman Symphony will make its Hamer Hall debut accompanying some wonderful soloists in the first half of the closing Gala Concert at the 13th National Polish Arts Festival.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Marian Sobula – piano
Amelia Wawrzon – soprano
Klaudia Sosin – soprano
Adam Piechociński – violin

Program

Folk song - Ej, przeleciał ptaszek - Amelia Wawrzon
H. Wieniawski - Légende - Adam Piechociński
S. Moniuszko / F.Chopin - Opera Arias - Amelia Wawrzon, Klaudia Sosin
K.I. Gałczyński - Enchanted Carriage - poem read by Marta Kaczmarek
F. Chopin – Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor - Marian Sobula

Modern repertoire featuring world class song, instrumental and jazz performances whilst still drawing on Poland’s rich history of traditional music
Artists include: Anna Maria Jopek Band and Andrzej Jagodzinski Trio

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Saturday 2 January 2016, 7.00pm

In association with the 13th National Polish Arts Festival

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Paderewski Concert

Zelman Symphony has been invited to accompany some wonderful soloists in the second half of this feature event at the 13th Polish Arts Festival. The first half features works for solo piano, while the second half commemorates Paderewski's visit to Melbourne 111 years ago when he played at the Melbourne Town Hall.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Rafael Luszczewski – piano
Alan Kogosowski – piano
Anna Miernik - piano
Konrad Olszewski - piano

Program

Paderewski and other Polish composers - solo piano works played by Rafael Luszczewski and Alan Kogosowski
Chopin - Rondo à la Krakowiak with Anna Miernik
Paderewski - Piano Concerto in A minor with Konrad Olszewski

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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

Program

Tchaikovsky - Suite from The Nutcracker
Elena Kats-Chernin - Flute Concerto Night and Now
Elena Kats-Chernin - Eliza's Aria from the ballet Wild Swans - flute and piano arrangement
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances

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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

Program

Mozart - Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major, K.375
Harry Sdraulig (ZMSO / Melb Uni Emerging Composer) - Sinfonietta (premiere)
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
Trad arr. Farrands - Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 Eroica

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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.

The program will also feature the premiere of a new work composed for the orchestra by Harry Sdraulig, an MMus post-graduate student of the University of Melbourne and the 2015 Zelman Symphony / Melbourne University Emerging Composer.

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

Program

Mozart - Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major, K.375
Harry Sdraulig - Sinfonietta Premiere
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major
Trad arr. Farrands - Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 Eroica

(more details...)



Sunday 26 July 2015, 2.30pm

Presented by Star Chorale

Accompanied by Zelman Symphony

with Box Hill Chorale

Melbourne Town Hall,
Swanston Street, Melbourne

Verdi Requiem

Italy's great hero and poet, Alessandro Manzoni, died in 1873. Verdi, who shared with Manzoni a strong desire for the unification of the Italian states, composed his Requiem for performance in Milan on the first anniversary of Manzoni's death. Subsequent performances in Paris, London and Vienna received triumphal acclaim and the work's popularity was assured.

Often described as "Verdi’s greatest opera", it is an expansive yet tightly-knit musical masterpiece, with melodies and rhythms binding together the various movements into a complete and monumental experience.

The Star Chorale, Zelman Symphony Orchestra and Box Hill Chorale, will perform this magnificent work at the Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 26 July 2015, featuring four Opera Australia Principals. Further details at Star Chorale.

Artists

Jane Elton Brown OAM - conductor
Daria Masiero - soprano
Dominica Matthews - mezzo soprano
Henry Choo - tenor
Joshua Bloom - bass
Star Chorale
Box Hill Chorale
Zelman Symphony

Program

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

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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
Hannah Shin - piano
Michael Li - piano
Oscar Jiang - piano
Dylan Edge - associate conductor

Program

Johann Strauss Jr - Overture to Die Fledermaus
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 - 1st & 3rd movements (Hannah Shin)
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 - 1st & 3rd movements (Oscar Jiang)
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - 2nd & 3rd movements (Michael Li)
Johann Strauss Jr - Tausend und eine Nacht (Thousand and One Nights)
Johann Strauss Sr - Radetsky March

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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 Selena Pettifer, Mezzo Soprano.

This concert features perhaps the greatest horn concerto written in modern times together with a new evocative composition for Mezzo 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 is based on a text by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915). 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
Selena Pettifer - mezzo soprano

Program

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

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Sunday 22 March 2015, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
Vincent Street, Daylesford

Horn Power

Prepare to be blown away by Roman Ponomariov, Horn and Selena Pettifer, Mezzo Soprano.

This concert features perhaps the greatest horn concerto written in modern times together with a new evocative composition for Mezzo 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 is based on a text by Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915). 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
Selena Pettifer - mezzo soprano

Program

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

(more details...)



Saturday 6 December 2014, 8.00pm

Sunday 7 December 2014, 2.30pm

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

The Planets

We asked - you voted - we chose.

Gustav Holst's The Planets is a favourite of audiences and it appears you are no exception! After Mahler 8 we are ready to take on the world (and beyond). Our orchestra and you, our audience, have grown so much together in recent years. We are looking forward to sharing this interstellar musical adventure.

Joining us for this journey into lightspeed (and to play Vaughan William's beautiful Oboe Concerto) will be the extraordinary young oboist, Andrew Kawai, finalist in last year's ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award, when he won the "People's Choice Prize", "Concerto Finalist Prize" and the "Best Recital Prize".

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Andrew Kawai - oboe
Cloud9 Women's Choir

Program

Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Vaughan Williams - Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Holst - The Planets

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Sunday 28 September 2014, 2.00pm

By invitation from Federation Square

Deakin Edge,
Federation Square, Melbourne

Tchaikovsky's Pathétique

This free one-hour concert features Tchaikovsky's most personal work, his Pathétique Symphony, whose hostile reception plunged Tchaikovsky into despair. This is one of his most heart-wrenching, passionate and beloved works.

The concert will also feature the second-ever performance of "The Death of Pythagóras at Metaпontum", a new work by the 2014 Zelman Symphony Melbourne University Emerging Composer, Michael Bakrnčev.

Artists

Special Guest Conductors

Peter Bandy
Michael Bakrnčev

Program

Michael Bakrnčev - The Death of Pythagóras at Metaпontum
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 Pathétique

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Saturday 20 September 2014, 8.00pm

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

Emperor

Beethoven's Emperor Concerto was voted Number 1 in ABC Classic FM's top 100 concertos. Who is surprised? Not us! This music whose power reaches us so deeply will be performed by the wonderful pianist Hoang Pham, whose personal and electric music-making saw him win the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award last year.

Standing alongside the Emperor will be Tchaikovsky's most personal work, his Pathétique Symphony, whose hostile reception plunged Tchaikovsky into despair. This is one of his most heart-wrenching, passionate and beloved works.

The concert will also feature the premiere performance of "The Death of Pythagóras at Metaпontum", a work by the 2014 Zelman Symphony University of Melbourne Emerging Composer, Michael Bakrnčev.

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Hoang Pham - piano

Program

Michael Bakrnčev - The Death of Pythagóras at Metaпontum - premiere
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
Chopin - Polonaise Op. 53
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 Pathétique

(more details...)



Sunday 15 June 2014, 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

Who will be the winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Competition?

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

Artists

Peter Bandy - Guest Conductor
Matthew Rigby - Guest Concertmaster
Kathy Chow, Margaret Kong & Hannah Shin - Piano

Program

Rossini - Semiramide: Overture
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 - 1st movement - Hannah Shin
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 - 2nd & 3rd movements - Margaret Kong
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2 - 2nd & 3rd movements - Kathy Chow
Saint-Saëns - Suite Algérienne, Opus 60 (excerpts)
Dvořàk - Slavonic Dance, Opus 46 No. 3

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Saturday 5 April 2014, 8.00pm

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

Drama, Energy and Colour

The restless power of Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture meets the energy of Beethoven's Second Symphony. This is music full of the daring and energetic power of a composer changing music forever. Tchaikovsky was also pushing boundaries when he wrote his violin concerto - it was considered unplayable! History has destroyed that assertion and pronounced it to be one of the most loved of all violin concertos.

When Ji Won Kim performed the Beethoven Concerto with us last March the audience response was overwhelming. We are thrilled to announce her return in 2014 in what will be an unforgettable evening of wonderful music.

Ji Won received the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award in 2009 and has since played as soloist with nearly all of the major Australian Orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis, as well as many overseas orchestras.

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Ji Won Kim - violin

Program

Mozart - Overture: Don Giovanni
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Bach - Adagio from Unaccompanied Sonata No. 1

(more details...)



Sunday 30 March 2014, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
Vincent Street, Daylesford

Drama, Energy and Colour

The restless power of Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture meets the energy of Beethoven's Second Symphony. This is music full of the daring and energetic power of a composer changing music forever. Tchaikovsky was also pushing boundaries when he wrote his violin concerto - it was considered unplayable! History has destroyed that assertion and pronounced it to be one of the most loved of all violin concertos.

When Ji Won Kim performed the Beethoven Concerto with us last March the audience response was overwhelming. We are thrilled to announce her return in 2014 in what will be an unforgettable evening of wonderful music.

Ji Won received the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award in 2009 and has since played as soloist with nearly all of the major Australian Orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis, as well as many overseas orchestras.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Ji Won Kim - violin

Program

Mozart - Overture: Don Giovanni
Beethoven - Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

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Saturday 22 February 2014, 5.00pm

By invitation from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Sidney Myer Music Bowl,
Kings Domain, Melbourne

To conclude Zelman Symphony’s 80th Anniversary celebrations, we will be thrilled to present a one hour Free Concert at 5.00 pm in Australia's favourite outdoor space for music. The concert will feature Russian (and not so Russian) favourites. This concert is by kind invitation from the MSO to mark the joint origin of both orchestras which grew from the first MSO founded by Alberto Zelman Jnr in 1906.

Pack your picnic basket and join us in celebrating this significant anniversary.  Then stay to hear the MSO's own Free Concert at 7.00 pm, featuring Caroline Almonte playing the Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto, followed by Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, Pathétique.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor

Program

Glinka - Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture
Rachmaninov - Vocalise (Orchestral Version)
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien
Khachaturian - Spartacus: Suite No. 2
Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden: Dance of the Tumblers

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Saturday 30 November 2013, 8.00pm

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

Brahms and Beethoven

To finish a wonderful year for Zelman Symphony we have invited one of Australia's most renowned musicians to join us in a program of iconic works of great power and beauty. Pianist Ben Martin will perform the First Piano Concerto of Brahms.

Ben and Brahms will be joined by Beethoven when the orchestra hurls itself into the power and life-affirming joy of his Fifth Symphony. Be prepared for a night of beauty and irresistible energy.

The concert will also feature the premiere performance of We All Fly Blind by the 2013 Zelman Symphony Melbourne University Emerging Composer, Andrew Batterham.

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Benjamin Martin - piano

Program

Andrew Batterham - "We all fly blind (on our way to Paradise)" - premiere
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninov - Humoresque

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Sunday 24 November 2013, 2.00pm

Free Concert sponsored by Bendigo Bank

The Capital - Bendigo's Performing Arts Centre,
50 View Street, Bendigo

Brahms and Beethoven

To finish a wonderful year for Zelman Symphony we have invited one of Australia's most renowned musicians to join us in a program of iconic works of great power and beauty. Pianist Ben Martin will perform the First Piano Concerto of Brahms.

Ben and Brahms will be joined by Beethoven when the orchestra hurls itself into the power and life-affirming joy of his Fifth Symphony. Be prepared for an afternoon of beauty and irresistible energy.

The concert will also feature the premiere performance of We All Fly Blind by the 2013 Zelman Symphony Melbourne University Emerging Composer, Andrew Batterham.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Benjamin Martin - piano

Program

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1
Andrew Batterham - "We all fly blind (on our way to Paradise)" - premiere

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Sunday 22 September 2013, 4.30pm

Melbourne Town Hall,
Swanston Street, Melbourne

80th Anniversary Concerts - Mahler Symphony No. 8

In 2013 Zelman Symphony will celebrate its 80th Anniversary, with two performances of Mahler's epic Eighth Symphony - Symphony of a Thousand.

We will have over 600 performers on stage, including a choir of over 400, a children's choir of 80, eight of Australia’s leading opera singers as soloists, the magnificent organ and an orchestra of 120.

We are proud to bring this rarely performed work to the public, and involve many of Melbourne's community choirs, community orchestral musicians and invited professional musicians, many of whom have performed with us in the past.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Wilma Smith - guest concertmaster
Antoinette Halloran - Soprano 1, Magna Peccatrix
Rosamund Illing - Soprano 2, Una poenitentium
Nicole Car - Soprano 3, Mater Gloriosa
Karen van Spall - Alto 1, Mulier Samaritana
Liane Keegan - Alto 2, Maria Aegyptiaca
Henry Choo - Tenor, Doctor Marianus
Andrew Jones - Baritone, Pater Ecstaticus
Adrian Tamburini - Bass, Pater Profundus
David Macfarlane - organ

Massed choirs of:

Essendon Choral Society
Heidelberg Choral Society
Latrobe University Choral Society
Monash University Choral Society
Monash University Singers
Southern Voices
Star Chorale
Victoria Chorale

Childrens voices of:

Southern Voices
St. Catherine's School Toorak

Program

Mahler - Symphony No. 8

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Saturday 21 September 2013, 8.00pm

Melbourne Town Hall,
Swanston Street, Melbourne

80th Anniversary Concerts - Mahler Symphony No. 8

In 2013 Zelman Symphony will celebrate its 80th Anniversary, with two performances of Mahler's epic Eighth Symphony - Symphony of a Thousand.

We will have over 600 performers on stage, including a choir of over 400, a children's choir of 80, eight of Australia’s leading opera singers as soloists, the magnificent organ and an orchestra of 120.

We are proud to bring this rarely performed work to the public, and involve many of Melbourne's community choirs, community orchestral musicians and invited professional musicians, many of whom have performed with us in the past.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Wilma Smith - guest concertmaster
Antoinette Halloran - Soprano 1, Magna Peccatrix
Rosamund Illing - Soprano 2, Una poenitentium
Nicole Car - Soprano 3, Mater Gloriosa
Karen van Spall - Alto 1, Mulier Samaritana
Liane Keegan - Alto 2, Maria Aegyptiaca
Henry Choo - Tenor, Doctor Marianus
Andrew Jones - Baritone, Pater Ecstaticus
Adrian Tamburini - Bass, Pater Profundus
David Macfarlane - organ

Massed choirs of:

Essendon Choral Society
Heidelberg Choral Society
Latrobe University Choral Society
Monash University Choral Society
Monash University Singers
Southern Voices
Star Chorale
Victoria Chorale

Childrens voices of:

Southern Voices
St Catherine's School Toorak

Program

Mahler - Symphony No. 8

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Sunday 16 June 2013, 2.00pm

In association with the City of Boroondara

James Tatoulis Auditorium
Methodist Ladies College,
Barkers Road, Kew

Boroondara Eisteddfod - Piano Concerto Award Final

Come to an electric Sunday afternoon concert at MLC and hear the best young pianists around in concert with your Zelman Symphony Orchestra. This concert is a fabulous opportunity to see young musicians pouring themselves into the music with extraordinary levels of technical skill. This is always a concert not to be missed.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kevin Chow, Oscar Jiang, William Soo - piano

Program

Glinka - Overture: Ruslan and Ludmila
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.3, 1st movement - Kevin Chow
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.1, 2nd and 3rd movements - Oscar Jiang
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No.2, 1st and 3rd movements - William Soo
Rachmaninov - Vocalise (Orchestral Version)
Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

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Saturday 23 March 2013, 8.00pm

In association with the Kew Festival

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

Great Classics

We launch our fantastic 2013 Season with two of the greatest works in all music. This is music that is passionate, personal, powerful and timeless.

Ji Won Kim joins us for the Beethoven Violin Concerto, one of the most sublime pieces ever penned. The Beethoven will be partnered with Tchaikovsky's wonderful Fifth Symphony, a work whose appeal and power never wanes.

Artistic Director Mark Shiell will also present a preconcert talk, commencing at 7.30pm.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Ji Won Kim - violin

Program

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Milstein - Paganiniana

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Sunday 17 March 2013, 2.00pm

Presented by U3A Hepburn Shire

Daylesford Town Hall, Daylesford

Great Classics

We launch our fantastic 2013 Season with two of the greatest works in all music. This is music that is passionate, personal, powerful and timeless.

We are thrilled to announce that Roy Theaker will join us for the Beethoven Violin Concerto. One of the most sublime pieces ever penned, the Beethoven will be partnered with Tchaikovsky's wonderful Fifth Symphony. This Symphony is a work whose appeal and power never wanes.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Roy Theaker - violin

Program

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake: Danse Russe

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Saturday 1 December 2012, 8.00pm

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

Czech Please!

We are delighted to welcome the highly acclaimed and accomplished Zoë Knighton of Flinders Quartet fame to play the renowned Dvořàk Cello Concerto with us.

We will team that with another of Dvořàk's finest and most lyrical works - his Eighth Symphony.

The concert will commence with a new work composed specifically for Zelman Symphony by the composition student selected by Melbourne University School of Music to be the 2012 Zelman Symphony Emerging Composer.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Zoë Knighton - cello
Michael Taft - narrator

Program

David Keeffe - Noisy Nora
Dvořàk - Cello Concerto
Dvořàk - Symphony No. 8

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Sunday 28 October 2012, 2.00-2.50pm

In association with Federation Square

BMW Edge,
Federation Square, Melbourne

Federation Square 10th Anniversary



We are delighted to have been invited to give a free concert in BMW Edge at Federation Square as part of Fed Square’s 10th birthday celebrations.

Please come to support us!

There will also be a special event in The Atrium at 12.25pm.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Margaret Kong - piano

Program

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2

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Sunday 16 September 2012, 2.30pm

Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts,
1220 Howitt Street Wendouree, Ballarat

Forbidden Love

International pianist Julian Jacobson, Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music in London and a Steinway Artist, returns to Australia. Those of you who were at his concert with us last September will remember the electric atmosphere, the sell-out crowd and the way the orchestra lifted to the challenge and opportunity of playing with a soloist of world standing.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Julian Jacobson - piano

Program

Wagner - Tristan and Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 1
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninov - Prelude Op.32 No.5 in G major

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Saturday 15 September 2012, 8.00pm

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

Forbidden Love

International pianist Julian Jacobson, Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music in London and a Steinway Artist, returns to Australia. Those of you who were at his concert with us last September will remember the electric atmosphere, the sell-out crowd and the way the orchestra lifted to the challenge and opportunity of playing with a soloist of world standing.

This concert will be another memorable one for Zelman Symphony and we suggest you book early as it will surely sell-out again.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Julian Jacobson - piano

Program

Wagner - Tristan and Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 1
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninov - Prelude Op.32 No.5 in G major

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Sunday 17 June 2012, 2.00pm

In association with the City of Boroondara

James Tatoulis Auditorium
Methodist Ladies College,
Barkers Road, Kew

Boroondara Eisteddfod - Piano Concerto Competition Final

Who will be the winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Competition?

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

Please note the venue is not Hawthorn Town Hall, as it is closed for renovations.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
David Soo - piano
Konrad Olszewski - piano
Michael Li - piano

Program

Beethoven - Overture: Coriolan
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (1st & 3rd movements - David Soo)
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 (2nd & 3rd movements - Konrad Olszewski)
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.1 (1st movement - Michael Li)
Brahms - Hungarian Dances

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Saturday 31 March 2012, 8.00pm

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

Pastoral Fantasy

After an exhilarating sell-out performance in 2010, we welcome back David Griffiths to perform Weber's fabulous 2nd Clarinet Concerto. The concert opens with the famous overture to Rossini's William Tell, and concludes with Beethoven's much-loved Pastoral Symphony.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
David Griffiths - clarinet

Program

Rossini - William Tell: Overture
Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Rossini - Introduction, Theme and Variations
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 Pastoral

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Sunday 25 March 2012, 2.00pm

Presented by U3A Hepburn Shire

Daylesford Town Hall, Daylesford

Pastoral Fantasy

After an exhilarating sell-out performance in 2010 in Melbourne, we welcome back David Griffiths to perform Weber's fabulous 2nd Clarinet Concerto. The concert opens with the famous overture to Rossini's William Tell, and concludes with Beethoven's much-loved Pastoral Symphony.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
David Griffiths - clarinet

Program

Rossini - William Tell: Overture
Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Rossini - Introduction, Theme and Variations
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 Pastoral

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Saturday 3 December 2011, 8.00pm

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

Bruch's Masterpiece

Two audience favourites will bring Zelman Symphony's 2011 season to an exciting close. Barbara Gilby will perform Bruch's exuberant Violin Concerto, and the Orchestra will conclude the concert with Tchaikovsky's most enjoyable Fourth Symphony.

The concert will open with the premiere of The Angel, a work specially written for the orchestra by James Wade, this year's Zelman Symphony Emerging Composer.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Barbara Jane Gilby - violin
Nicholas Dinopoulos - bass baritone

Program

James Wade - The Angel
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

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Saturday 10 September 2011, 8.00pm

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

Rhapsody

You will have the unique opportunity of hearing outstanding international pianist Julian Jacobson, Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music in London.

A respected Steinway Artist, Julian will play Rachmaninov’s demanding and well known Variations on a theme by Paganini and Beethoven's Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat.

This is a concert not to be missed!!

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Julian Jacobson - piano

Program

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite
Beethoven - Rondo in B Flat Major
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Debussy - Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque

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Sunday 19 June 2011, 2.00pm

Hawthorn Town Hall
Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Boroondara Eisteddfod - Piano Concerto Competition Final

Who will be the winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Competition?

Come to a pleasant Sunday afternoon concert in Hawthorn's historic Town Hall to hear the cream of Melbourne's young pianists, interspersed with orchestral works, old and new.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Margaret Kong, Kathy Chow, Daniel Le - piano

Program

Smetana - Má vlast: Vltava The Moldau
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in Em - 1st movement - Kathy Chow
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1 in Gm - complete - Margaret Kong
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 - 2nd & 3rd movements - Daniel Le
Fairlie - A Loss Of Something Ever Felt I
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 1

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Saturday 2 April 2011, 8.00pm

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

British Masterworks

This concert features two cornerstones of the British 20th century repertoire - Elgar's elegiac Cello Concert, composed in the aftermath of the first world war, and Vaughan Williams' Fifth Symphony, first performed during the second world war. And in a tribute to the late Sir Charles Mackerras, we present his adaptation of Sir Arthur Sullivan's music into the comic ballet, Pineapple Poll.

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

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Charlotte Winslade - cello

Program

Sullivan arr. Mackerras - Suite: Pineapple Poll
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5

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Sunday 20 March 2011, 2.00pm

Daylesford Town Hall,
Vincent Street, Daylesford.

British Masterworks

This concert features two cornerstones of the British 20th century repertoire - Elgar's elegiac Cello Concert, composed in the aftermath of the first world war, and Vaughan Williams' Fifth Symphony, first performed during the second world war. And in a tribute to the late Sir Charles Mackerras, we present his adaptation of Sir Arthur Sullivan's music into the comic ballet, Pineapple Poll.

This concert is being presented by Hepburn Shire U3A and is supported by a grant from the Shire of Hepburn.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Charlotte Winslade - cello

Program

Sullivan arr. Mackerras - Suite: Pineapple Poll
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5

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Saturday 19 February 2011, 6.00pm

Grace Park
Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn

Rhapsody in Blue at Grace Park

Presented by the City of Boroondara 2011 Summer Music Series

Join us for a wonderful program including Rhapsody in Blue, featuring pianist Katherine Shiell, as well as guest appearances by soprano Julie O'Connor and tenor Raymond Khong.

Enjoy a perfect evening of classical music with a picnic hamper, friends and family.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Katherine Shiell - piano
Julie O'Connor - soprano
Raymond Khong - tenor

Program

Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
Sullivan arr Mackerras - Suite from Pineapple Poll
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Bizet - excerpts from Carmen

Songs, including:
Lara - Granada
Lehár - Vilja from The Merry Widow
Verdi - Brindisi from La Traviata
Dvořàk - Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Turandot

and more...

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Saturday 20 November 2010, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Zelman's final concert of 2010 is a celebration!

Mahler's sunniest and shortest symphony will help us celebrate his 150th birthday. Cheers Gustav!
Witness the premiere of Antonio Tenace's Symphonic Dances for Orchestra, commissioned by the Orchestra.
And the absolutely gorgeous Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss will introduce our Melbourne audience to the wonderful voice of Australian soprano, Helen Barnett.

This is a concert not to be missed!!

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Helen Barnett - soprano

Program

Tenace - Symphonic Dance for Orchestra
Strauss - Four Last Songs
Mahler - Symphony No. 4

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Sunday 12 September 2010, 2.00pm

In association with

Yea Shire Hall, Yea

A Concert of Energy, Grace and Passion!


The magic of Mozart.
The fire of Beethoven.
The passion of Bottesini.
The beauty of Snow Rising by Australian composer Katherine Rawlings.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Damien Eckersley - double bass
Phoebe Russell - double bass

Program

Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Schumann - Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Bottesini - Passione amorosa for two double basses
Rawlings - Snow Rising
Beethoven - Symphony No. 4

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Saturday 4 September 2010, 8.00pm

Preconcert talk by Mark Shiell at 7.30pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

A Concert of Energy, Grace and Passion!


The magic of Mozart.
The fire of Beethoven.
The passion of Bottesini.
The beauty of Snow Rising by Australian composer Katherine Rawlings.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Damien Eckersley - double bass
Phoebe Russell - double bass

Program

Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Schumann - Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Bottesini - Passione amorosa for two double basses
Rawlings - Snow Rising
Beethoven - Symphony No. 4

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Sunday 30 May 2010, 2.00pm

Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Boroondara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award Final.

Mark Shiell directs the Zelman Symphony and three piano concerto competition finalists, in a concert that also includes overtures by Weber and Mozart.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Ricker Chan, William Schmidt, Michael Byrne - piano

Program

Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor - 1st movement
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor - 1st & 2nd movements
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor - complete
Weber - Der Freischütz: Overture
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5

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Saturday 13 March 2010, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Australia voted and we listened!


Winners of ABC Classic FM's top 100 Symphony and Concerto competition were the epic and truly cosmopolitan New World Symphony of Antonín Dvořák and Mozart's sublime Clarinet Concerto. Don't miss this thrilling concert.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
David Griffiths - clarinet

Program

Weber - Der Freischütz: Overture
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 From the New World

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Saturday 21 November 2009, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2


Zelman Symphony conducted by Mark Shiell features Rachmaninov's tuneful and well known 2nd Symphony, Haydn's Violin Concerto in C Major played by Ivana Tomášková and Borodin's exciting overture to Prince Igor.

Artists

Ivana Tomášková - violin
Mark Shiell - conductor

Program

Borodin - Overture: Prince Igor
Haydn - Violin Concerto in C major
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2

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Sunday 13th September 2009, 2.00pm

Yea Town Hall, High St., Yea

The Human Spirit


From Nicolai's very popular Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, and Brahms' beautiful Variations on St Anthony Chorale to, arguably, the most famous of all orchestral works - Beethoven's 5th Symphony, this is a programme that celebrates the triumph of the Human Spirit.

Artists

Michael Woods - conductor
John North - viola

Program

Nicolai - Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
McKimm - Andante Tranquillo for Viola and Orchestra
Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn: St. Antony Chorale
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor

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Saturday 29 August 2009, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

The Human Spirit


From Nicolai's very popular Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, and Brahms' beautiful Variations on St Anthony Chorale to, arguably, the most famous of all orchestral works - Beethoven's 5th Symphony, this is a programme that celebrates the triumph of the Human Spirit.

Artists

Michael Woods - conductor
John North - viola

Program

Nicolai - Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
McKimm - Andante Tranquillo for Viola and Orchestra
Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn: St. Antony Chorale
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor

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Sunday 31 May 2009, 2.00pm

In association with the Boroondara Eisteddfod

Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn.


Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra Piano Concerto Award Final.

Pat Miller directs the Zelman Symphony and three piano concerto competition finalists, in a concert that also includes Elgar's Wand of Youth Suite.

Artists

Pat Miller - conductor
Michael Li, James Russo, Thomas Williams - piano

Program

Elgar - Suite: The Wand of Youth
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 (movements 1 & 3)
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 2 (movements 1 & 3)
Schumann - Piano Concerto in Am (complete)

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Saturday 28 March 2009, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Romance Of Tchaikovsky

Throughout his life, Tchaikovsky truly mastered the art of orchestration as he explored and experimented with the expressive effects of musical language. The development of this brilliance will be on show in this All-Tchaikovsky programme, including three of his most popular works.

Artists

Michael Woods - conductor

Program

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.2 Little Russian

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Saturday 29 November 2008, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew.

Our final concert for 2008 features pianist Rebecca Chambers in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Dvořák's Eighth Symphony.

Artists

Steven Stanke - conductor
Rebecca Chambers - piano

Program

Ravel - Suite: Mother Goose
Gershwin orch. Grofé - Rhapsody in Blue
Dvořák - Symphony No. 8

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Saturday 20 September 2008, 8.00pm

Auburn Uniting Church, 81 Oxley Road, Auburn


Our fourth concert for 2008 features two young Melbourne conductors and Zelman Symphony in small ensembles!

Artists

Michael Woods - Conductor
Josh Geddes - Conductor
Lachlan Redd - Organ
Julie Holmes - Bassoon

Program

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Mozart - Bassoon Concerto K.191
Barber - Mutations from Bach
Handel - Organ Concerto No. 13 The Cuckoo and the Nightingale
R Strauss - Suite for 13 Wind, Opus 4

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Saturday 26 July 2008, 8.00pm

In collaboration with the Star Chorale

Dallas Brooks Hall, Victoria Parade, Melbourne.

Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra and Star Chorale combine to present Verdi's monumental sacred masterpiece - the Requiem.

Artists

Jane Elton Brown - conductor
Helen Kerr-Lawley - soprano
Sue Braatvedt - mezzo soprano
Raymond Khong - tenor
Roger Howell - bass

Program

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Tickets

Seats are being reserved for this concert.
Please book early for the best seats, using this Booking Form.
Adults - $30
Concession (pensioners & full time students) - $25

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Sunday 25 May 2008, 2.00pm

In association with the Boroondara Eisteddfod

Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn.


Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra Piano Concerto Award Final. Steve Stanke directs the Zelman Symphony and three piano concerto competition finalists, in a concert that also includes works by Rossini and Sibelius.

Artists

Steven Stanke - conductor
Jisook Noh - piano
Tristan Lee - piano
Conrad Olsen - piano

Program

Rossini - Overture: Italian Girl in Algiers
Sibelius - Finlandia
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat, S.124 performed by Jisook Noh
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op 15 performed by Tristan Lee
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op 26 performed by Conrad Olsen

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Sunday 20 April 2008, 2.00pm

Un Concerto per la Famiglia

In association with the Hepburn Springs Swiss-Italian Festa

Proudly sponsored by

Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford.


The opening concert for the 2008 Hepburn Springs Swiss-Italian Festa features Karen van Spall in Mahler's evocative song-cycle Songs of a Wayfarer, as well as favourites from the Italian, French and Russian repertoire.

Artists

Nicholas Carter - conductor
Karen van Spall - mezzo soprano
Carol Galea - flute
Luci Thomas - flute

Program

Rossini - Overture: Cinderella
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune
Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Gabrielli - Canzon Septimi e Octavi Toni à 12
Cimarosa - Concertino for Two Flutes in G
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

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Saturday 12 April 2008, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew.

Our opening concert for 2008 features Karen van Spall in Mahler's evocative song-cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, as well as favourites from the Italian, French and Russian repertoire.

Artists

Nicholas Carter - conductor
Karen van Spall - mezzo soprano
Carol Galea - flute
Luci Thomas - flute

Program

Rossini - Overture: Cinderella
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune
Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Gabrielli - Canzon Septimi e Octavi Toni à 12
Cimarosa - Concertino for Two Flutes in G
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

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Saturday 1 December 2007, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew


In this concert the Zelman Symphony, under the baton of Basil Hawkins, presents two outstanding symphonic works from the early twentieth century: Prokofiev's symphonic suite, 'Lieutenant Kije' and the second Symphony by Jean Sibelius. The orchestra is also joined by the soprano Emily Wang in three brilliant concert arias by Mozart.

Artists

Basil Hawkins - conductor
Emily Xiao Wang - soprano

Program

Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kijé: Suite
Mozart - Concert Aria Selection

Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!
Vado, ma dove?
Chi sa, chi sa qual sia

Sibelius - Symphony No.2

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Saturday 25 August 2007, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew


Jules Cseszkó directs great works by great friends. Johannes Brahms's wonderful Double Concerto, with soloists Helen Ayres and Josephine Vains is followed by the ever popular New World Symphony by Antonín Dvořák.

Artists

Gyula Cseszkó - conductor
Helen Ayres - violin
Josephine Vains - cello

Program

Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Brahms - Double Concerto
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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Friday 22 June 2007, 8.00pm

The Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra Piano Concerto Award

In association with the Boroondara Eisteddfod

Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn


Mark Shiell directs the Zelman Symphony and three piano concerto competition finalists, in a concert that also includes works by Engelbert Humperdinck and Melbourne Composer Katy Abbott.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Tristan Lee, Anne Veinberg, Jennifer Li - piano

Program

Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel: Prelude
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25 (All movements) - Jennifer Li
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, op. 58 (1st movement) - Anne Veinberg
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 (1st & 3rd movements) - Tristan Lee
Katy Abbott - Fast Ride in a Suave Machine
Sousa - The Liberty Bell

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Sunday 22 April 2007, 2.00pm

In association with the Hepburn Springs Swiss-Italian Festa

Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford


Enjoy an afternoon of music in Daylesford's historic Town Hall. The Zelman Symphony performs Édouard Lalo's impassioned and triumphant cello concerto with soloist Zoë Knighton, followed by Brahms' Second Symphony.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Zoë Knighton - cello

Program

Rossini - Barber of Seville: Overture
Lalo - Cello Concerto in D minor
Brahms - Symphony No.2 in D major

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Saturday 21 April 2007, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew


The Zelman Symphony performs Édouard Lalo's impassioned and triumphant cello concerto with soloist Zoë Knighton, followed by Brahms' Second Symphony.

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Zoë Knighton - cello

Program

Rossini - Barber of Seville: Overture
Lalo - Cello Concerto in D minor
Brahms - Symphony No.2 in D major

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Sunday 3 December 2006, 2.30pm

In association with Essendon Choral Society and Dandenong Choral Society

Collins Street Baptist Church, 174 Collins St., Melbourne.

The Zelman Symphony looks forward to presenting another People's Messiah, a sing-along performance held in conjuction with the Essendon Choral Society, the Dandenong Choral Society and distinguished soloists.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Felicity Baldock - soprano
Kerrie Bolton - alto
Mathew Devine - tenor
Lawrence Meikle - bass

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Saturday 25 November 2006, 8.00pm

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Centenary Concert
in association with The Star Chorale

The Camberwell Centre, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell

Celebrate the Centenary of Alberto Zelman's first major orchestra - the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1906, an antecedent of the Zelman Symphony - with a performance of Beethoven's Choral Symphony.

Artists

Joannes Roose - conductor
Shu-Cheen Yu - soprano
Donna-Maree Dunlop - mezzo soprano
Adrian McEniery - tenor
Roger Howell - baritone
Mary Johnston - guest concertmaster

The Star Chorale Chamber Singers
Jane Elton Brown - conductor
Elizabeth Scarlett - piano

Program

Beethoven - Egmont: Overture

Pergolesi - Stabat Mater: Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
Mendelssohn - Ich wollt' meine Lieb'
Mendelssohn - Elijah: Lift Thine Eyes To The Mountains
Traditional - Black is the Colour of My True Love's Hair

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, Opus 125 Choral

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Saturday 26 August 2006, 8.00pm

Mozart 250th Anniversary Concert

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Rd., Kew.

This concert celebrated the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. The program included his final symphony, Jupiter, and the Gran Partita for 12 Wind & Double Bass.

Artists

Gyula Cseszkó - conductor
Chris Bell - Guest Concertmaster

Program

Mozart - Gran Partita for 12 Wind & Double Bass (Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361)
Mozart - Serenata Notturna, K.239
Mozart - Symphony No.41 in C, Jupiter, K.551

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Saturday 24 June 2006, 8.00pm

The National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award Final
of the Boroondara Eisteddfod

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Rd., Kew.

Joannes Roose directed the Zelman Symphony as three finalists competed in the National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award Final.

Artists

Joannes Roose - conductor
Nina Ding, Ronald Ho and Anne Veinberg - piano

Program

Arensky - Suite No.1 (first movement)
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Opus 23 (first Movement) - Ronald Ho
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Opus 25 - Nina Ding
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.2 in G, Opus 44 (first Movement) - Anne Veinberg
Rossini - La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture
Johann Strauss Snr. - The Radetzky March

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Sunday 23 April 2006, 2.00pm

In association with the Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa
and proudly sponsored by The Italian Institute of Culture

Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kerry McManus - lyric/coloratura soprano
Larissa Weller - guest concertmaster

Special Guest Artists:

Geoff Collinson,
Roman Ponomariov,
Lin Jiang,
Barry Tuckwell AC OBE - french horn

Program

Rossini - Semiramide: Overture
Donizetti - Regnava nel silenzio from Lucia di Lammermoor
Puccini - Mi chiamono Mimi from La Boheme
Haydn - Symphony No.104 in D major, London
Verdi - La Forza del Destino: Overture
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Schumann - Konzertstück for Four Horns

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Saturday 1 April 2006, 8.00pm

In association with the 2006 Kew Community Festival

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Kerry McManus - lyric/coloratura soprano
Larissa Weller - guest concertmaster

Special Guest Artists

Geoff Collinson,
Roman Ponomariov,
Lin Jiang,
Barry Tuckwell AC OBE - french horn

Program

Rossini - Semiramide: Overture
Donizetti - Regnava nel silenzio from Lucia di Lammermoor
Puccini - Mi chiamono Mimi from La Boheme
Haydn - Symphony No.104, London
Verdi - La Forza del Destino: Overture
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Schumann - Konzertstück for Four Horns

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Saturday 9 December 2005, 7.00pm

In association with the Melbourne Opera and Essendon Choral Society

St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Albert St, East Melbourne.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Sunday 4 December 2005, 2.30pm

People's Messiah
In association with the Essendon Choral Society

Collins Street Baptist Church, 174 Collins St., Melbourne.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Felicity Baldock - soprano
Rose Nolan - alto
Matthew Devine - tenor
Lucas de Jong - bass

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Saturday 26 November 2005, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Rd., Kew.

Artists

Gerald Keuneman - conductor
Matt Bailey - trumpet
Edwina Hookey - guest concertmaster

Program

Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E-flat
Holst - A Somerset Rhapsody, Opus 21/2
Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade

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Saturday 10 September 2005, 8.00pm

Spring Classics

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Rd., Kew.

Artists

Michael Loughlin - conductor
Peter Baker - piano

Program

Nicolai - The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák - Symphony No. 6

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Friday 24 June 2005, 8.00pm

The National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award Final
of the Boroondara Eisteddfod

Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn.

Artists

Joannes Roose - conductor
Christine Luo, Conrad Olsen, Lucy Wang - piano

Program

Dvořák - In Nature's Realm: Overture, Opus 63
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.21 in C, Elvira Madigan, K.467 (first movement) - Christine Luo
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.21 (second & third movements) - Conrad Olsen
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Opus 37 (first movement) - Lucy Wang
Liszt - Les Préludes

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Sunday 24 April 2005, 2.00pm

In association with the Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa
and proudly sponsored by The Italian Institute of Culture

Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Michael Brooks Reid - violin
Brenda Pitts - soprano
Karen van Spall - mezzo soprano

Program

Rossini - Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture
Mozart - Don Giovanni: Non mi dir
Rossini - Barber of Seville: Una Voce Poco Fa
Verdi - Rigoletto: Caro Nome
Puccini - Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92

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Saturday 2 April 2005, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Michael Brooks Reid - violin

Program

Rossini - Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture
Elgar - Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No.7

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Saturday 27 November 2004, 8.00pm

Carnivalé

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Peter Handsworth - conductor
Brian Clough - narrator
Victoria Ely, Priscilla Chu - piano

Program

Mozart - Symphony No.25 (the little G minor symphony), K.183
Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals
Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini, Opus 32
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture, Opus 49

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Friday 3 September 2004, 8.00pm

Great Classics

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Joannes Roose - conductor
Andrew Derrett - bassett clarinet

Program

Mozart - The Magic Flute: Overture
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
Schubert - Symphony No.9 in C major The Great

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Friday 25th June 2004, 8.00pm

The National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award Final
of the Boroondara Eisteddfod

Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Lionel Towers, Joice Lau, Ke Lin - piano

Program

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Selection
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Opus 30 (third movement) - Lionel Towers
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.1 in D flat major, Opus 10 (first movement) - Joice Lau
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Opus 23 (first movement) - Ke Lin
Mendelssohn - Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage: Overture

Result

The winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod's National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award for this year was Ke Lin.

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Sunday 25 April 2004, 2.30pm

In association with the Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa

Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Katherine Day - piano

Program

Shostakovich - Festival Overture
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A
Liadov - The Enchanted Lake
Strauss - Vienna Blood Waltz
Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

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Saturday 27th March 2004, 8.00pm

European Festival Tour

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Mark Shiell - conductor
Katherine Day - piano

Program

Shostakovich - Festival Overture
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 16
Liadov - The Enchanted Lake
Strauss - Vienna Blood Waltz
Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol, Opus 34

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Sunday 14 December 2003, 2.30pm

People's Messiah
in association with the Essendon Choral Society

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St., Melbourne.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Sunday 23rd November 2003, 2.00pm

Kew Music Centre Music Maker's Concert

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

A concert presented by the users of the Kew Music Centre

Participants

Artists

Kew East Primary School
St. Anne's School Music Makers
Boroondara Symphonic Band
The Melbourne Chorus - Sweet Adelines
Suzuki Music
Kew Band
Zelman Symphony - Wind Ensemble

Peter Handsworth - conductor

Program

Strauss - Wind Serenade

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Saturday 22nd November 2003, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Peter Handsworth - conductor
Genevieve Clifford - french horn

Program

Sibelius - Finlandia
Strauss - Wind Serenade
Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1
Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme: Enigma

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Friday 5th September 2003, 8.00pm

Zelman Symphony 70th Anniversary Concert

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Elizabeth Sellars - violin

Program

Beethoven - Leonora: Overture No. 3
Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

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Friday 27th June 2003, 8.00pm

The National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award Final
Boroondara Eisteddfod

Hawthorn Town Hall, Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Samantha Ho, Ke Lin, Christine Luo- piano

Program

Humperdinck - Hansel & Gretel: Prelude
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 2 (1st movement) - Samantha Ho
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3 (1st movement) - Ke Lin
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24 (1st movement) - Christine Luo
Dvořák - Slavonic Dances 5-8

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Saturday, 29th March 2003, 8.00pm

A concert to celebrate St. Petersburg's 300th Anniversary

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Joannes Roose - conductor

Program

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture for Orchestra in B minor
Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Waltz
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Opus 64

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Sunday 1 December 2002, 2.30pm

People's Messiah
In association with the Essendon Choral Society

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St., Melbourne.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Felicity Baldock - soprano
Lynlee Williams - alto
Stephen Smith - tenor
Roger Howell - bass

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Saturday 23 November 2002, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Peter Handsworth - conductor
Anne Gilby - oboe

Program

Dvořák - Wind Serenade
Lebrun - Oboe Concerto No. 1
Beethoven - Symphony No. 8

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Thursday 19 September 2002, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Tom Pugh - conductor
Derek Jones - flute

Program

Brahms - Tragic Overture
Grieg - Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1
Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 1 in G
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

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Saturday 22 June 2002, 8.00pm

The National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award Final
of the Boroondara Eisteddfod

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Rebecca Chan, Ke Lin, Derek Shi - piano

Program

Rossini - Overture: Barber of Seville
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Opus 25 (first movement) - Rebecca Chan
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Opus 18 (third movement) - Derek Shi
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Opus 58 (first movement) - Ke Lin
Massenet - Scènes Pittoresques, Fourth Suite
Sibelius - Karelia Suite

Result

The winner of the Boroondara Eisteddfod's National Pharmacies Piano Concerto Award for this year was Ke Lin.

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Thursday 21 March 2002, 8.00pm

In association with the Kew Festival

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Phillip Green - conductor, cello
Janis Laurs - conductor

Program

Beethoven - Egmont: Overture
Copland - Quiet City
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Franck - Symphony in D minor

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Sunday 9 December 2001, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

The Zelman Symphony is once again proud to be involved with the annual People's Messiah, a sing-along performance held in conjuction with the Essendon Choral Society, the Dandenong Choral Society and distinguished soloists.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
with Distinguished Soloists

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Sunday 25 November 2001, 2.30pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Eve Silver - cello

Program

Debussy - Prélude à L'Après-midi d'un Faune
Haydn - Cello Concerto in D
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

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Sunday 9 September 2001, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society

St. Andrews, New Street, Brighton

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Distinguished Soloists
Essendon Choral Society Choir

Program

Mozart - Don Giovanni: Overture
Verdi - Quattro pezzi sacri
Mozart - Requiem

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Saturday 23 June 2001, 8.00pm

An English Affair

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Phillip Green - conductor
Deborah Fox - violin

Program

Vaughan-Williams - Wasps: Overture
Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Holst - St. Paul's Suite
Vaughan-Williams - Lark Ascending
Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture
Peter Maxwell Davies - Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
Walton - Crown Imperial: March
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

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Saturday 24 March 2001, 8.00pm

In association with the Kew Festival

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Phillip Green - conductor
Janis Laurs - cello

Program

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 Pastoral
Dvořák - Cello Concerto in B minor

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Sunday 10 December 2000, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

The Zelman Symphony is once again proud to be involved with the annual People's Messiah, a sing-along performance held in conjuction with the Essendon Choral Society, the Dandenong Choral Society and distinguished soloists.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Distinguished Soloists

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Saturday 24 November 2000, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Rick Prakhoff - conductor
Peter Handsworth - clarinet

Program

Debussy - Rhapsodie No. 1 for Clarinet and Orchestra
Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

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Sunday 10 September 2000, 2.30pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Joannes Roose - conductor
Diana Reardon - flute

Program

Beethoven - Egmont: Overture
Mozart - Andante for Flute
Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn: St. Antony Chorale
Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 From the New World

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Sunday 18 June 2000, 2.30pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Sue Cook - conductor
Tanya Casey - conductor
Rejieli Paulo - soprano

Program

Mozart - Exsultate Jubilate
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Schubert - Symphony No. 8 Unfinished
Smetana - Ma Vlast: Moldau
Holst - The Planets: Mars & Jupiter
Massenet - Ballet Suite: Le Cid

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Thursday 30 March 2000, 8.00pm

Assembly Hall, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Phillip Green - conductor
Miki Tsunoda - violin
Caroline Almonte - piano

Program

Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin and Piano
Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Mussorgsky - Night on Bare Mountain
Tchaikovsky - March Slave
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

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Sunday 12 December 1999, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

The Zelman Symphony is once again proud to be involved with the annual People's Messiah, a sing-along performance held in conjuction with the Essendon Choral Society, the Dandenong Choral Society and distinguished soloists.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Distinguished Soloists

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Tuesday 30 November 1999, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Bonnie Smart - cello
Julie Holmes - bassoon

Program

Holst - Egdon Heath
Danzi - Bassoon Concerto in F
Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B flat
Elgar - Cello Concerto in Em

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Sunday 19 September 1999, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society

Ascot Vale Uniting Church, Maribrynong Road, Ascot Vale

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor

Program

Beethoven - King Stephan: Overture
Beethoven - Choral Fantasia
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony

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Sunday 12 September 1999, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor

Program

Beethoven - King Stephan: Overture
Beethoven - Choral Fantasia
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony

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Friday, 25 June 1999, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor, violin
Roman Rudnytsky - piano

Program

Smetana - Bartered Bride: Overture
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

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Tuesday, 30 March 1999, 8.00pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor, violin

Program

Rossini - Thieving Magpie: Overture
Suk - Meditation
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G K216
Dvořák - Symphony No. 8

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Sunday 13 December 1998, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

The Zelman Symphony is once again proud to be involved with the annual People's Messiah, a sing-along performance held in conjuction with the Essendon Choral Society, the Dandenong Choral Society and distinguished soloists.

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Distinguished Soloists

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Sunday 6 December 1998, 3.30pm

Children Singing for Children Christmas Concert
In Aid of The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children

St. Andrew's Anglican Church, New & Church St., Brighton

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Nehama Patkin OAM - piano
Henry Choo - tenor
Berwick Youth Choir, Eltham East PS Choir,
Victorian Boys Choir, Young Voices of Melbourne

Program

Traditional Carols
Carols by Rutter and W.G.James/John Wheeler
Arias from Handel's Messiah
Gordon Jacob - Overture for Strings
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467 - 2nd movement

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Tuesday 1 December 1998, 8.15pm

James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Nehama Patkin OAM - piano

Program

Gordon Jacob - Overture for Strings
Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor Pathétique

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Sunday 13 September 1998, 2.30pm

In association with the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra

George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Anglican School

The Combined forces of Maroondah Symphony Orchestra and ZMSO

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Willem van der Vis - conductor

Program

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Wagner - Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 Titan

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Tuesday 8 September 1998, 8.00pm

In association with the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra

Box Hill Town Hall, Maroondah Highway, Box Hill

The Combined forces of Maroondah Symphony Orchestra and ZMSO

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Willem van der Vis - conductor

Program

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Wagner - Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 Titan

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Sunday 3 May 1998, 2.30pm

Memorial Great Hall, Carey Grammar, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Aydin Abdullah - flute
Diana Reardon - flute

Program

Cimarosa - Concerto for Two Flutes in G
Mozart - Symphony No. 41 Jupiter
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

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Sunday 15 February 1998

In association with the 10th Anniversary Drouin Ficifolia Festival

Keith Pretty Soundshell, Civic Park, Drouin

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Aydin Abdulla - flute
Diana Reardon - flute

Program

Bizet - Carmen: Suite No. 1
German - Fallen Fairies: Suite
Cimarosa - Concerto for Two Flutes in G
Mozart - Symphony No. 41 Jupiter 1st Movement
Sibelius - Finlandia
Borodin - Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances

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Sunday 14 December 1997, 2.30pm

In association with the Essendon Choral Society and Dandenong Choral Society

Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

Artists

Greg Hocking - conductor
Felicity Baldock - soprano
Teresa Fanning - alto
Martin Muir - tenor
Bryan Dowling - bass

Program

Handel - Messiah

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Sunday 19 October 1997, 2.30pm

Memorial Great Hall, Carey Grammar, Barkers Road, Kew.

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Georgina Bond - piano

Program

Lalo - Le Roi d'Ys: Overture
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 Eroica

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Sunday 27 July 1997, 2.30pm

In association with Berwick Youth Choir

Toorak Uniting Church, Toorak Road, Toorak

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Meredith Woinarski - oboe
Don Hancock - violin

Berwick Youth Choir
Tanya Casey - conductor

Program

Mozart - Laudate Dominum
Mozart - Ave Verum
Purcell - Sound the Trumpet
Galuppi - Dixit Dominus
Wessman - Water under Snow is Weary
Elgar - The Snow
J.S.Bach - Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Weber - Concertino in C for Oboe and Harmony Music

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Sunday 13 July 1997, 2.30pm

Carey Great Hall, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Meredith Woinarski - oboe
Don Hancock - violin

Program

Beethoven - Egmont Overture
Bach, J.S. - Concerto for Violin and Oboe
Weber - Concertino in C for Oboe and Harmony Music
Dvořák - Symphony No. 7

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Sunday 27 April 1997, 2.30pm

Carey Great Hall, Barkers Road, Kew

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Igor Machlak - piano

Program

Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K.466
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

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Sunday 13 April 1997, 2.30pm

State Ballroom, Government House, Melbourne

Invited Audience, in the presence of The Governor, Mr. Richard McGarvie

Artists

Philip Carrington - conductor
Igor Machlak - piano

Program

Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20, K.466
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 (Final movement)

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