2015 Concert Series

2015 Concert Season

Concert Series 1 – March 2015

With two performances on 21st and 22nd March, 2015 the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra launched its 2015 season. A première performance of Colin Brumby’s Overture in Folk Style, composed especially for the newly formed Orchestra, opened the program. Local pianist, Lisa Kawai, featured as soloist in the Grieg Piano Concerto. After interval, Schubert’s Symphony No.8 (“Unfinished”), which included Professor Brian Newbould’s completion of Schubert’s sketch for the final movement, rounded out the concert. VIEW PROGRAMME

BRUMBY Overture in Folk Style
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Soloist Lisa Kawai
SCHUBERT Symphony No 8 in B Minor completed by Brian Newbould
CONDUCTOR Dr Allan Stiles


Concert Series 2 – June 2015

Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture opened the winter concerts on 27th and 28th June. It was followed by the Alfred Hill Concerto for Horn and Orchestra featuring Robert Johnson, Principal Horn with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In the second half of the program the ever-popular Beethoven’s 5th provided the orchestra with plenty of scope to showcase its resources in this classic symphony. VIEW PROGRAMME

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
ALFRED HILL Concerto for Horn and Orchestra Soloist Robert Johnson
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5 in C Minor
CONDUCTOR Dr Allan Stiles

Concert Series 3 – August 2015

Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute was the opening item for the Orchestra’s performances on 29th and 30th August. His much-loved Clarinet Concerto was then performed by Andrew Doyle on the basset clarinet, the authentic instrument for which Mozart composed the work. The program finished with the large-scale Romantic work of Johannes Brahms, his Symphony No.2. VIEW PROGRAMME

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute K 620
MOZART Concerto for Clarinet in A Major K622 Soloist Andrew Doyle
BRAHMS Symphony No 2 in D Major Op 73
CONDUCTOR Dr Allan Stiles

Concert Series 4 – November 2015

The percussion and brass sections of the Orchestra were showcased in the opening of the concerts on 14th and 15th November with a performance of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. Soprano, Judith Rough then featured as soloist in the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss. The emotional intensity continued in the second half with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. VIEW PROGRAMME

AARON COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
RICHARD STRAUSS Four Last Songs Soloist Judith Rough
CONDUCTOR Dr Allan Stiles