SCSO 2017 PROGRAM

SCSO 2017 – last two concerts for 2017

Dates/Venues (subject to change)

 

Sunday, 29th October, 2 pm: Bach, the Beatles and Beyond, Maleny Community Centre.

 

Saturday, 2nd December, 7 pm: ‘A Night at the Proms’, Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2018 Date/Venues coming here soon

FORESTS, FJORDS AND FOLKLORE – REVIEW By Adrian King (Conductor)

The evening of the15th of July realised an impressive and outstanding concert promoted by the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra at Caloundra.

The Romantic and Nationalistic programme entitled Forests, Fjords & Folklore encompassed Grieg’s piano concerto in A minor, featuring Hannah Pike as the outstanding and wonderful soloist. Hannah displayed such dazzling dexterity and masterful control in her mesmerising performance that she most deservedly received a standing ovation at the conclusion of the epic thirty minutes!    

The poignant Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, the stunning Slavonic Dances by Dvorak, the hypnotising rhythms and figures of the Karelia Suite and hauntingly beautiful yet dramatic Finlandia Tone Poem – Sibelius’s magnificent contribution to the Nationalistic movement – were all played by the members of the orchestra with verve and passionate brilliance, befitting the composer’s thoughts, ideas and concepts.

The S. C. S. O. was most ably led with precision and confidence by Anna Moores and conducted by Adrian King. The concert played to a full house at the Uniting Church was indubitably a resounding success. Thank you!

Adrian King (Conductor)                                                                                

Concert Master Anna Moore

 

 

FANTASY AND IMAGINATION – Review

FAMILY EVENT – an orchestral concert – “Fantasy and Imagination”

Such was the ever popular programme of fantasy and imagination pieces given by the SCSO at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Buderim that it was again repeated at the Uniting Church, Caloundra on Saturday 17th June.

The committee – spear headed by Phillipa Hancock – had again carefully planned the afternoon with meticulous care but with the addition of puppetry and ingenious visual aids operated by the children in the audience for the Prokofiev, with the addition of Mitch the Magician entertaining the younger element of the audience at the interval.

The celebrated Prokofiev item – Peter and the Wolf – (so cleverly composed to introduce the instruments of the orchestra to children) was superbly and sympathetically narrated by George Cuffe, with all of the instrumental characters being confidently and musically portrayed.   

Music from Harry Potter started the second half of the concert, followed by The Chronicles of Narnia and lastly music from the trilogy Lord of the Rings.

All of these pieces were excellently played by the musicians, with the specific sections of the orchestra – percussion – brass – woodwind and strings playing a very vital role in the interpreting of the various sections in the titles.

The SCSO was excellently lead by Anna Moores with Adrian King wielding the ‘wand’.

The concert was again indubitably a resounding success in all areas of planning playing and staging – well worth the repeat performance!

By Adrian King – Conductor

  Anna Moores – Orchestra Leader    

 

 

An excellent programme played with confidence, panache and musicality – enjoyed by all!

Coolum Civic Centre was buzzing with excitement for the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra’s concert – ‘Symphony by the Sea’ on Saturday the 13th May at 2pm.

Opening the programme was Brahms Academic Overture – so precisely and passionately played. Next a change of era and genre, the first movement of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto excellently performed by Alex Pattri (leader) and Helen Brereton. Bach’s popular Air in G followed and the Dramatic “March to the Scaffold by Berlioz finished the 1st half of the programme.

Borodin’s dazzling and spectacular Polovtsian Dances opened the 2nd half of the afternoons presentation followed by 4 of Beethoven’s Twelve Country Dances.

Concluding the programme was a total contrast of genre – music by the Beatles. This is a parody on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite featuring Lennon and McCartney’s greatest hits such as Help, When I’m 64 and All My Lovin.

It was a superb concert with great performances and brilliant playing – so passionate – the audience loved it. They were transfixed and in raptures at the orchestra’s performances.

An excellent programme played with confidence, panache and musicality – enjoyed by all!

Thank you.

Adrian King (Conductor)

Fantasy and Imagination

A concert of Fantasy and Imagination:

St Mark’s Anglican Church Buderim

2pm Saturday18th March 2017.

 

A brilliant and superbly played programme of fantasy and imagination pieces was given by the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at 2pm in St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim.

This presentation of programmatic music had been designed to appeal to the younger audience and this it did without question, as amongst the full house audience were at least fifty children.

The committee had carefully planned the afternoon with meticulous care with a colouring competition and Magician entertaining the younger element of the audience at the interval.

The celebrated Prokofiev item Peter and the Wolf (so cleverly composed to introduce the instruments of the orchestra to children) was wonderfully narrated by Caela Newland-Nell and all of the instrumental characters were confidently and musically portrayed and played great effect.

Music from Harry Potter started the second half of the concert, followed by The Chronicles of Narnia and lastly music from the trilogy Lord of the Rings.

All of these pieces were excellently played by the musicians, with the specific sections of the orchestra – percussion – brass – woodwind and strings playing a very vital role in the interpreting of the various sections in the titles.

The orchestra was wonderfully lead by Alex Pattri with Adrian King in charge of the baton.

The concert was indubitably a resounding success in all areas of planning playing and staging – well worth repeating later in the coming year.

 

Adrian King – Conductor

A Night at the Proms

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A brilliant Prom 2016 concert to conclude a season of wonderful playing by the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra, emanating from the first note of Handel’s Firework Music to the concluding rousing Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance – Land of Hope and Glory.

All the sections were in fine form and tune most ably and musically led by “concert master” Alex Pattri, and all certainly rose to the festive occasion. Talented playing and expertise were in abundance as the flag waving and enthusiastic “Promenaders” were wowed by the programme and the pageantry.

Hettie van Wyk – the soprano soloist for the evening was wonderful and contributed so much to the spectacle, and grandeur of the occasion.

Many of the “full house” audience expressed their delight and pleasure to me at the interval and conclusion of the concert to say “it was one of the best ever”.  So it was!!!

Adrian King – Conductor.

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MUSICAL FLAVOURS OF THE BRITISH ISLES

A brilliant concert last weekend at Lake Kawana. Louise, our guest cellist, in the Elgar cello concerto and Bruch was truly amazing and “blew everyone away” with her panache, style and musical interpretations. Orchestra – you excelled with your superb playing and dedicated commitment.

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The audience was marvellous, and it was great that we had to put out extra chairs for the overflowing punters!!! Very well done everyone and thank you so much for the wonderful experience! Adrian.

Hope you were there at our fantastic concert – Musical Flavours of the British Isles! Our orchestra played to well over 200 people who came out smiling, wanting to know when our next one is. (September 10th, 2 pm at St Peter’s Church, Maroochydore – details to come closer to the date). Guest Cellist Louise King was mesmerising. Thanks to the Caloundra Naval Cadets and their parents for catering the supper. Also thanks to all our Front of House volunteers.

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Front of House Raffle

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