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Gallipoli Centenary Concert


Gallipoli Centenary Concert

  • Date: Saturday, 28 March 2015, 8pm
  • Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music — Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: $5 | Concession: $15-$25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1300 306 776

Event Details

The North Sydney Symphony Orchestra dedicates its first concert of 2015 to the valiant young men of the Gallipoli campaign with a special musical progam with a World War I theme. The program includes famous pieces like Holst’s 'Mars' (the bringer of war) and the soulful 'Adagio' by Albinoni. Also being performed is 'Heroic Elegy' by Ernest Farrar, an English composer and World War I army officer, who dedicated the piece in 1918 to his fallen comrades only to die himself soon after in France.

The NSSO is particularly proud to present three Australian works: Graeme Koehne’s The Voyage (Albany Harbour)', a work for brass written for the 2009 ANZAC day commemoration; Miriam Hyde’s Heroic Elegy; and the world premiere of Graham Howard’s Symphony No. 2 Gallipoli. Written after a visit to the Turkish battlefields, the piece has haunting but fascinating depictions of different events from this violent campaign in each of its 5 movements: I - The approach, landing and digging in, II - Struggles for Lone Pine, III - Cricket on “Shell Green”, IV - Massacre at “The Nek”, and V - The evacuation.

Featured non-Australian music: Ernest Farrar: 'Heroic Elegy'; Holst: 'Mars' from 'The Planets'; Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to info@nsso.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Heroic elegy : for orchestra (1934) by Miriam Hyde
— performed by North Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Steven Hillinger
The Voyage : brass by Graeme Koehne
— performed by North Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Steven Hillinger
 Symphony No. 2 'Gallipoli' by Graham Howard — World premiere

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