TMO – LIVE AT THE ABC CENTRE SYDNEY
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major – III. Vivacissimo & IV. Finale
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major – III. Presto – Assai meno presto (trio)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major – IV. Allegro con brio
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor – II. Allegro
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor – IV. Andante – Allegro – L’istesso tempo
These recordings were made during live performances at the Eugene Goossens Hall at the ABC Centre in Sydney between 2015 and 2017.
HORRORSHOW LIVE WITH THE METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA
Horrorshow is an Australian hip-hop music duo from Inner West Sydney that consists of producer Adit and rapper MC Solo. Horrorshow, together with Spit Syndicate, Jackie Onassis and Joyride, are members of One Day collective. Horrorshow are recognised as pioneers of the sub genre known as “Aussie hip-hop,” alongside Illy, Drapht, Bliss n Eso, and Hilltop Hoods.
In 2018 Horrorshow joined with The Metropolitan Orchestra for live performances at the City Recital Hall in Sydney and the Melbourne Recital Centre and produced a live album recording from these events.
KING OF THE AIR, THE CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH MUSICAL
The musical concept album celebrating the life of Australia’s greatest aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith was released via iTunes and Fish Fine Music on 1 April 2014. KING OF THE AIR, THE CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH MUSICAL was co-written by composer, conductor, pianist, and singer Gavin Lockley and award-winning biographer, Ann Blainey.
The 60-minute album features a new piano concerto (‘King of the Air Piano Concerto’) written for pianist Simon Tedeschi, conducted by Sarah-Grace Williams with The Metropolitan Orchestra and Rum Corps Choir as well as songs from the Musical, which captures the essence of Kingsford-Smith, his triumphs and his tragedies.
Charles Kingsford Smith remains one of Australia’s greatest heroes and most iconic personalities. His heroic aviation feats, particularly the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean in 1928, combined with his tragic early death, turned this most romantic Australian hero into a legend. The musical celebrates his epic achievements, his global fame and mourns the loss of a brilliant Australian pioneer who paid the ultimate price for his daring lifestyle.
The recording features singers Yvonne Kenny, Daniel Belle, Renae Martin, David Hooley, Meredith O’Reilly, Philip Dodd and pianist Simon Tedeschi.
MATHISKE SUITES for GUITAR and ORCHESTRA
“Mathiske’s status as one of the world’s finest acoustic string-benders was established via equally imaginative and virtuosic solo covers of pop and jazz standards….With The Mathiske Suites the guitarist goes a stage further, presenting his works in an orchestral setting ….The Mathiske Suites combines the guitarist’s technical acumen and lust for travel. While predominantly classical in structure, the music is coloured from a wide palette of global rhythm, with the Metropolitan Orchestra’s strings, allied to brass and woodwind, adding sonorous depth”. The Australian, Oct 2014 (4 1/2 stars)
Conducted by Sarah-Grace Williams with The Metropolitan Orchestra
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