Willoughby Symphony: Remembrance
- Date: Saturday, 16 June 2018, 7pm
- 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
In the 100th anniversary year of the end of World War I, the Willoughby Symphony presents REMEMBRANCE, a riveting and emotionally charged concert event.
Conducted for the first time in 1938 by Arturo Toscanini, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings is a work that immediately evokes the most moving and compelling sonic imagery. Full of pathos and cathartic passion, it rarely leaves a dry eye, and has featured in dozens of movies, most memorably in Oliver Stone’s Platoon.
The work is a perfect companion to Composer-in-Residence Nigel Westlake’s powerful opus, The Glass Soldier, inspired by the epic story of Nelson Ferguson’s misfortune in war and his ultimate triumph against adversity.
The Willoughby Symphony/Fine Music 102.5 Young Composer’s Award has been a distinguished springboard for a generation of young Australian composers. The 2018 winning work will be conducted by the exceptional young Australian conductor, Luke Spicer.
The concert concludes with a beloved romantic masterpiece, Schumann’s Rhenish symphony.
Featured non-Australian music: Barber, Schumann
Featured Australian Works
||The glass soldier : an orchestral suite in 5 movements (2007) by Nigel Westlake|
— performed by Luke Spicer and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
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