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Willoughby Symphony: Remembrance

Event

Willoughby Symphony: Remembrance

  • Date: Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2pm
  • Venue: The Concourse, Chatswood — 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Willoughby Symphony 2018 Season series
  • Tickets: Adult: $44-$50 | Concession: $42-$47 | Youth: $22 | Child: $12 (Season passes available) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8075 8111

Event Details

In the 100th anniversary year of the end of World War I, the Willoughby Symphony presents REMEMBRANCE, a riveting and emotionally charged concert event.

Conducted for the first time in 1938 by Arturo Toscanini, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings is a work that immediately evokes the most moving and compelling sonic imagery. Full of pathos and cathartic passion, it rarely leaves a dry eye, and has featured in dozens of movies, most memorably in Oliver Stone’s Platoon.

The work is a perfect companion to Composer-in-Residence Nigel Westlake’s powerful opus, The Glass Soldier, inspired by the epic story of Nelson Ferguson’s misfortune in war and his ultimate triumph against adversity.

The Willoughby Symphony/Fine Music 102.5 Young Composer’s Award has been a distinguished springboard for a generation of young Australian composers. The 2018 winning work will be conducted by the exceptional young Australian conductor, Luke Spicer.

The concert concludes with a beloved romantic masterpiece, Schumann’s Rhenish symphony.

Featured non-Australian music: Barber, Schumann

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Featured Australian Works

The glass soldier : an orchestral suite in 5 movements (2007) by Nigel Westlake
— performed by Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Luke Spicer

Featured artists

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