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The Metropolitan Orchestra Strings

String Fantasy

Met Concert #1

Program:KATS-CHERNIN Fast Blue Village 5 *Premiere

BORNE arr THOMPSON Carmen Fantasy For Flute And Strings

STANHOPE Morning Star

HAMERIK Symphony No 6
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Soloists: Svetlana Yaroslavskaya
Event Date: Sat 20 February 7 pm
Venue: Petersham Town Hall

The Metropolitan Orchestras (TMO) concert on February 20 will be the first in a uniquely designed 2021 concert season which will see all of TMO’s mainstage Met concerts presented from charming and intimate local venues. Led by Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams with TMO’s dynamic string section, the String Fantasy performance includes works from two well-known Australian composers along with two fabulous pieces from international composers. The evening commences with a premiere from acclaimed Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin who has created a new orchestration of Fast Blue Village specifically for this ensemble. Following this amazing work is the Carmen Fantasy for Flute and Strings which is a variation on a theme from Bizet written by Francois Borne which has been arranged by Brett Thompson and features TMO Principal Flute, Svetlana Yaroslavskaya. Paul Stanhope’s Morning Star and Asger Hamerik’s Symphony Number 6 will complete this showcase evening to kick off TMO’s exciting and distinctive 2021 season. Due to Covid, live access to this event will be strictly limited.

Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and The Inner West Council.


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