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Classical Dreamtime - Online Watch Party With The Metropolitan Orchestra


Classical Dreamtime - Online Watch Party With The Metropolitan Orchestra

  • Date: Friday, 12 November 2021, 7.30pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Live streaming event (online only) — National, Australia
  • Tickets: Riverside Members - Individual: $18 | Non-Members - Individual: $20 | Household Group: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8839 3399

Event Details

The Metropolitan Orchestra’s (TMO) ground-breaking Classical Dreamtime concert, originally performed live at The Seymour Centre in March 2020 and led by TMO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Sarah-Grace Williams, will be shown in its entirety as it was delivered live on stage. This performance was a highlight in TMO’s long and acclaimed history featuring a unique world premiere of Celestial Emu, written by Australian composer Keyna Wilkins in collaboration with leading indigenous didjeridu player Gumaroy Newman. Join the exclusive Online Watch Party for this magical show on the Riverside Theatres Digital platform. You will be able to stream the show and take part in the live chat function.

After the show, participate in a Q&A with Keyna Wilkins and Gumaroy Newman, hosted by The Metropolitan Orchestra’s Artistic Director & Chief Conductor, Sarah-Grace Williams. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes insight into the show and a chance to have your questions answered. This is a one-time-only event, you will not have access to the show on-demand afterwards.

The event starts with Mozart’s iconic Symphony 40 which is an epic musical creation as dramatic as any tale ever told, full of elegance and refinement, with opening bars that have mesmerised music-listeners for centuries in one of Mozart’s most famous and recognizable works.

Following this dazzling concert opener, a pioneering collaboration between Wilkins, Newman and The Metropolitan Orchestra with the World Premiere performance of Celestial Emu (“Dhinawan”).

Wrapping up the unique concert experience is Prokofiev’s incredible Symphony no 1, Classical. Concise and playful, Prokofiev wittily juxtaposes his own daring musical language with typical melodic turns and gestures from Mozart’s time in what is one of the composers most famous works to deliver a thrilling climax to this outstanding performance.

Chat live after the show with: Artistic Director & Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams Composer of Celestial Emu, Keyna Wilkins Didjeridu Soloist, Gumaroy Newman

Featured non-Australian music: Mozart, Prokofiev

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Celestial Emu : Didgeridu Concerto (2020) by Keyna Wilkins and Gumaroy Newman
— performed by Sarah-Grace Williams, The Metropolitan Orchestra and Gumaroy Newman

Featured artists

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