2020 Concert Series


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Concert Series 1 – March 21/22 – **CANCELLED

The first concert of 2020 presented by the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra has a Scandinavian flavour with music by Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius and Danish composer, Carl Nielsen. The program opens with the Karelia Suite, a patriotic tableau depicting Sibelius’ cultural identity which was under threat at the time. Emily Sinden, deputy concertmaster of the Orchestra, then features as soloist in the Violin Concerto no. 7 by Pierre Rode, a French composer and virtuoso violinist of the early nineteenth century. The program finishes with Nielsen’s Symphony no.1, a wonderful work that combines aspects of 19th century Romantic style with precise textures from the Classical traditions.

SIBELIUS Karelia Suite
PIERRE RODE Violin Concerto No.7 Soloist Emily Sinden
NIELSEN Symphony No. 1
CONDUCTOR Dr Allan Stiles

Concert Series 2 – June 27/28 **CANCELLED

Concert Series 3 – September 19/20 ** CANCELLED

Concert Series 4 – November 28/29


Dear Friends of the Orchestra,

The SHSO Board have been monitoring the Covid19 instructions from the Health Department and advisors on a daily basis and, with regret, it has been decided that the Series One Concerts must be cancelled. This decision has not been made lightly. We are disappointed not to be performing this great programme but priority must be given to the safety of our musicians and audiences.

We will endeavour to schedule these works in future concerts.

For those of you that have booked for this concert series, refunds will, of course, be available. We will contact you in the next few days.

We hope that this epidemic does not last too long.

Thank you for your continued support of the SHSO.