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2017 Met Concert Series - From Russia with Love

Met Concert 2

GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture  
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto #2  
COYLE The Bright Seraphim* World Premiere
SHOSTAKOVICH           Symphony #9  

Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams

Piano: Benjamin Kopp

*Trumpet: Anthony Heinrichs

8pm Saturday 6 May Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre

The Metropolitan Orchestra’s second Met Concert for 2017 on May 6th will enjoy a distinctly Russian flavour with the bonus of two Australian soloists and a World Premiere performance.

The program will open with the rollicking overture for Ruslan and Ludmilla by Mikhail Glinka followed by one of the greatest Piano Concertos of all time, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto Number 2. The epic concerto sees the welcome return of Australian Pianist Benjamin Kopp. Benjamin has performed as soloist with the Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Western Australian Symphony Orchestras and join’s TMO for the second time for this masterful performance.

“Ben performed in an all-Russian program with TMO in 2016 and quickly became an audience favourite.  His detailed interpretation and extraordinary understanding of the emotion needed for Russian work will guarantee something absolutely extraordinary.  We are so very excited to be working with this fine Australian pianist once more,’ said Sarah-Grace Williams, TMO’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor.

The second half of the performance will begin with the world premiere performance of The Bright Seraphim from Australian Composer Jim Coyle and featuring Sydney Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Anthony Heinrichs as soloist on Piccolo Trumpet.  “Being able to offer a platform for new Australian Music to be heard is fundamental to TMO’s philosophy of supporting our sensational home-grown musical talent. Having Anthony perform this World Premiere work for the first time will be a truly fantastic experience for our audience which I’m sure they’ll treasure for years to come,” said Sarah-Grace.

Finalising the program will be Shostakovich’s delightful Ninth Symphony.  Often referred to as his ‘Classical’ symphony, the work is considerably shorter in length than many of his other symphonies with a much lighter and joyous mood. An ideal upbeat way to finish this unique evening of performance.

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2017 Cushion Concert Series - Animal Adventures

Cushion Concert 1

11am & 1pm Sat 27 May & Sun 28 May  

Balmain Town Hall

Hear birds singing, lions roaring, elephants stomping and even an unhappy Aardvark, all played by the orchestra! With excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze and more, there’s something for all family members in this fun concert that will ignite little imaginations as they explore the orchestra in a kid-friendly environment.

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2017 Met Concert Series - Sumptuous Strings

Met Concert 3 darker

BARBER Adagio for Strings  
HOLST St. Paul’s Suite  
PIAZZOLLA Double Concerto arr: Duo Histoire   World Premiere
GRIEG        Holberg Suite  
MENDELSSOHN   String Symphony #10

Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams

Soloists: Duo Histoire (Nicholas Russoniello, Saxophone & Murilo Tanouye, Guitar)

8pm Saturday 15 July Sydney Congress Hall

Originally written for bandoneon and guitar, Piazzolla’s Double Concerto has been re-arranged for saxophone and guitar in this unique world premiere event.  Alongside sensational string compositions from Barber, Holst, Grieg and Mendelssohn, this concert of audience favourites will be TMO’s first within the warm surrounds of the Sydney Congress Hall.

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2017 Special Events - Hydro Majestic Concert

Hydro Majestic Concert

BARBER Adagio for Strings  
HOLST St. Paul’s Suite  
PIAZOLLA Double Concerto arr: Duo Histoire   World Premiere
GRIEG        Holberg Suite  
MENDELSSOHN   String Symphony #10  

Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams

Soloists: Duo Histoire (Nicholas Russoniello, Saxophone & Murilo Tanouye, Guitar)

8pm Saturday 22 July Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath

The Majestic Concert offers an exclusive experience for those wanting a little indulgence.  Enjoy a sumptuous evening dinner with cocktail package from the stunning ballroom at the iconic Hydro Majestic in the Blue Mountains while enveloping yourself in beautiful orchestral music from TMO.

TICKETS ON SALE through HYDRO MAJESTIC

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2017 Cushion Concert Series - Movies, Dreams & Adventures

Cushion Concert 2

11am & 1.30pm Saturday 5th August

Petersham Town Hall

How do you make an epic family concert?  Take a full symphony orchestra, add some of the greatest film music of all time from movies such as Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek, Batman, ET, Star Wars, Apollo 13 and The Mission, then add two world premiere compositions by Australian composers Yusaku Abiko and Adrian Hallam – That’s how! Come dressed as your favourite movie character and join the fun in this action-packed concert!

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2017 Met Concert Series - Extraordinary Firsts

Met Concert 4

UBRIHIEN Mestizo Suite  World Premiere
MAHLER Symphony #1  

Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams

8pm Saturday 16 September Eugene Goossens Hall

Gustav Mahler’s outstanding first symphony cannot fail to stir the soul and leave one with a determined sense that the human spirit can triumph over anguish and loneliness. In a work which was considered crazily ambitious for its time, this magnificent symphony changed the genre forever. Opening with one of the most spellbinding moments of symphonic inspiration from the 19th century, this performance presented without interval will be a true journey of emotion and imagination.

This exhilarating evening of extraordinary firsts will also introduce Australian composer Nigel Ubrihien, one of the brilliant finalists from TMO’s inaugural Composer Development Program (2016), with the world premiere performance of his Mestizo Suite.

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2017 Cushion Concert Series - Peter and the Wolf

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11am & 1pm Sat 23 Sept & Sun 24 Sept 

Balmain Town Hall

After sell-out concerts in 2014 and 2015, TMO is bringing back the family favourite Peter and the Wolf once again! This entertaining concert is tailored for little minds to discover and explore the orchestra through exhilarating music that showcase each of the instruments.   Join TMO for this playful, informative and interactive introduction to the orchestra that will captivate and inspire young audiences to start a musical journey of a lifetime.

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2017 Special Events - Bravo!

Bravo!

with JOSÉ CARRERAS

October 31 – November 7

Sailing from Sydney to the South Pacific

Set sail for seven nights with TMO aboard the luxurious Radiance of the Seas as they return for the fourth year as resident orchestra of Bravo! Cruise of the Performing Arts.  Cruising the South Pacific and featuring a star-studded line-up, Bravo! is the biggest gathering of artists from the world of performing arts ever assembled on water.

From world-renowned opera sensations and theatrical favourites to acclaimed classical performers, Bravo! is an all-consuming musical experience. Led by TMO Patron Guy Noble, performers appearing with TMO include José Carreras, Ray Martin, David Hobson, Marina Prior, Taryn Feibig, Emma Pask and more.

Presented by Choose Your Cruise.

  

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2017 Met Concert Series - New Beginnings

Met Concert 5

SHANNON Sequence and Variation  World Premiere
RODRIGO Guitar Concerto  
BEETHOVEN Symphony #3 ‘Eroica’  

Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams

Guitar: Giuseppe Zangari

8pm Saturday 25 November Sydney Congress Hall

Rodrigo’s best-known work established his reputation as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the twentieth century.  Australian soloist Giuseppe Zangari joins TMO for the first time in this magnificent guitar concerto.  A world premiere performance of Shannon’s Sequence and Variation exposes a second finalist from TMO’s inaugural Composer Development Program (2016) in another new beginning. Beethoven’s third Symphony is often considered a turning point in the history of music and a change in Beethoven’s career, what more fitting way to bring TMO’s ninth season to a triumphant end.

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