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Willoughby Symphony: Flight - Westlake


Willoughby Symphony: Flight - Westlake

  • Date: Sunday, 25 March 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

The Willoughby Symphony’s 2018 Composer-in-Residence Nigel Westlake features as composer and conductor in our second subscription concert, FLIGHT.

Inarguably one of the great Australian composers of any generation, Nigel’s music has won countless awards and is performed all over the world, and his success in writing unforgettable scores for films has been tremendous.

This concert opens with uplifting music from Nigel’s evocative and beautiful score for the film Paper Planes and his extraordinary work, Antarctica, for solo guitar and orchestra, will receive a compelling interpretation by the brilliant young Australian guitarist Andrew Blanch.

In the concert’s second half, Willoughby Symphony Chorus Master Peter Ellis has selected two gorgeous works for choir by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Featuring the brilliant Willoughby Symphony Choir and the full glory of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, both compositions will not fail to stir intense emotion.

With music for every taste, FLIGHT will surely be a fascinating and beguiling concert experience for all.

Featured non-Australian music: Vaughan Williams

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

Antarctica : suite for guitar & orchestra (1992) by Nigel Westlake
— performed by Nigel Westlake, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Blanch
Flying dream : Suite for orchestra from the movie Paper Planes (2016) by Nigel Westlake
— performed by Nigel Westlake and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra

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