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Steel City Strings: Worlds Connect


Steel City Strings: Worlds Connect

  • Date: Saturday, 11 March 2023, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Wollongong Town Hall — Cnr of Crown St and Kembla St, Wollongong, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Steel City Strings: Worlds Connect series
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: $10 | Concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0467 869 478

Event Details

Steel City Strings celebrates our diverse community in NSW Multicultural Month through the shared language of music from many parts of the world. Featuring Wollongong Turkish-Australian singer Ayşe Göknur Shanal performing a collection of folk songs from her family’s homeland.

Steel City Strings plays works by Australian composers, the acclaimed Julian Yu and emerging artist Stefanos Maragkakis; who draw on folk and dance traditions of their countries of origin in works specially arranged for this ensemble. First Nations composer Christopher Sainsbury, Associate Professor of Composition at ANU has specifically arranged a string quartet for Steel City Strings. Idyll for Strings by folklorist Leos Janacek from central Europe rounds out this eclectic program that will have broad appeal.

Featured non-Australian music: Idyll for Strings Leos Janacek; Turkish Folk Songs

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0467 869 478 or by email to steelcitystrings@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Chinese Folksong Suite (viola with string orchestra) by Julian Yu
— performed by Luke Spicer and Steel City Strings
Lydian Caprice : string orchestra by Christopher Sainsbury
— performed by Luke Spicer and Steel City Strings
 Greek Suite arranged for string orchestra by Stefanos Maragkakis — World premiere

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