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Electrifying Strings with The Metropolitan Orchestra


Electrifying Strings with The Metropolitan Orchestra

  • Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022, 7-8:30pm
  • Venue: Petersham Town Hall — 107 Crystal Street, Petersham, NSW
  • Tickets: Adult: $49 | Concession: $39 | Student/Child: $27 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) led by dynamic Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams returns to Petersham Town Hall for a night filled with a combination of incredibly energised and intimate music. Leave your winter hibernation and experience an exceptional performance which will not only spotlight outstanding scores, but showcase the virtuosity, depth and dazzling musicianship of TMO’s incredible string section in this electrifying concert.

The evening sets off with Bernard Hermann’s Psycho Narrative for String Orchestra. This impassioned musical narrative closely follows the haunting story of the original Psycho film from the leading lady’s impulsive theft, her subsequent murder, Norman’s disposal of her body, through to his capture and incarceration, where in a cell he chillingly assures us in a final voice-over that he “wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

The spinal chills will continue with Puccini’s melancholy Chrysanthemums which is a supreme example of the composers outstanding writing skill for string orchestra. TMO will then proudly welcome brilliant Australian violinist Maria Lindsay to the stage for Tommy Tycho’s hauntingly beautiful Violin Concerto before the orchestra moves to Edward Elgar’s masterful Introduction and Allegro. Designed to show off the players’ expertise, this fabulous work which is written for the unusual combination of a solo string quartet and full-string orchestra will pose a fitting, complex and somewhat moody completion to what will be an invigorating musical event.

Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and The Inner West Council.


HERMANN Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra

PUCCINI Chrysanthemums

TYCHO Violin Concerto

ELGAR Introduction & Allegro

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