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Sydney Mandolin Orchestra Presents 'Mosaic'


Sydney Mandolin Orchestra Presents 'Mosaic'

  • Date: Sunday, 7 May 2023, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre — 597 High St, Penrith, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: Free | Concession: $35 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on +61 (02) 4723 7

Event Details

SYDNEY MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA PRESENTS MOSAIC The string orchestra that shimmers and pulsates! Celebrating its 90th anniversary with a sold out performance at ACO’s The Neilson at Pier 2-3 in October 2022, the 25+ piece Sydney Mandolin Orchestra (SMO) is thrilled to bring its delicate and bold sounds to The Joan. Experience the rare, distinctively expressive blend of mandolins, mandolas, guitars and double bass performed by Australia’s longest running mandolin orchestra in this ‘not to be missed’ concert. Traversing classical to contemporary works, especially written and arranged for mandolin orchestra by composers from Australia, Europe and Asia, the program features prolific Blue Mountains singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ann Palumbo playing a delightful Double Bass Concerto by Dittersdorf. Ann will also join SMO as vocalist in a wonderful collection of Australian folk songs titled Songs of Old Australia. Penrith’s own Jacob Wielgosz performs Siegfried Behrend’s stunning Spanish Impressions for Guitar. Other highlights of the program are renowned Sydney composers Richard Charlton (The Adventures of the Duyfken) & Dr. Stephen Lalor’s A Bridge Across Time. This exquisitely rendered musical mosaic showcases the orchestra’s rich musical heritage and was commissioned by SMO for its 90th anniversary. “I love playing mandolin music, the listeners love hearing mandolin music and we all love The Sydney Mandolin Orchestra” Julie Simmonds, Presenter 2MBS Fine Music Sydney. “SMO plays with great energy, rhythmic precision, tight ensemble, wide dynamic range, and beautiful tone”. Robert Margo, Classical Mandolin Society of America, New American Mandolin Ensemble. More information and music samples are available at www.sydneymandolinorchestra.com.au SMO gratefully acknowledges the support of the New South Wales government through its Create NSW program.

Featured non-Australian music: Song Of The Japanese Autumn (Yasuo Kuwahara), Omaggio a Trento (Giaccomo Sartori), Concerto For Contrabass (Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf), Spanish-Impressions (Siegfried Behrend), The Yagibushi (Muto)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on +61 (02) 4723 7 or by email to newsfromthejoan@penrith.city

Featured Australian Works

A Bridge Across Time : for mandolin orchestra (2022) by Stephen Lalor
— performed by Sydney Mandolin Orchestra
The adventures of the Duyfken : for mandolin orchestra & percussion (2007) by Richard Charlton
— performed by Sydney Mandolin Orchestra

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