Joshua Oxley

Joshua OxleyJoshua Oxley in a exciting young tenor based in Sydney. His operatic roles include Tamino (Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Sydney Conservatorium), Don Ottavio (Mozart, Don Giovanni, Opera Hunter), Alfredo (Verdi, La Traviata, Opera New England), Jenik (Smetana, The Bartered Bride, Rockdale Opera Company), Mozart (Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart and Salieri, Bare Bones Opera), Sam Polk (Floyd, Susannah, Opera New England), Remendado (Bizet, Carmen, Opera New England), Pane (Cavalli, La Calisto, Sydney Conservatorium), Tchaplitsky (Tchaikovsky, Pique Dame, Sydney Symphony Orchestra), and Frederic (Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance, Chatswood Musical Society). During studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he won a place in the inaugural ESTIVO Summer School in Verona, Italy.

He has been tenor soloist for St. Andrew’s Cathedral (Handel, Messiah; Bach, Cantata No. 4, No. 62 No. 80, No. 115, No. 140)  Other major solo concert performances include Evangelist in St Matthew Passion, Stabat Mater (Rossini), Mozart Requiem, arias in St John Passion (Bach), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini), Te Deum (Nicolai) and Bernstein Mass(Conservatorium Centenary).

At the Sydney Eisteddfod, Joshua has twice been the recipient of the Ronald Dowd Memorial Prize and won the Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship in 2018. He was also awarded the 2016/17 BBM Scholarship for Music and won the Joan Carden Award in 2017. Currently, Joshua is singing Tamino in Opera Australia’s schools production of The Magic Flute.

Lotte Latukefu

Lotte.jpgDr Lotte Latukefu is Head of Performing Arts at Excelsia College in Sydney. Prior to that she lectured in the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong for 18 years. Lotte has premiered, nationally and internationally, eleven new Australian compositions in collaboration with composers and internationally recognised virtuosic chamber music performers. She is known, internationally, as a researcher within the field of Higher Music Education and has made a major contribution to this field in the area of alternative teaching pedagogies. Later this year Lotte will perform Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra.

John Antoniou

John AntoniouJohn Antoniou, studied at the N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music and began his professional career with the Australian Opera in 1981. After winning several singing competitions, John was able to study in Europe in 1984 and 1986. Between 1987 and 1991 John was engaged as a soloist with the Vienna Staatsoper. Upon returning to Australia he once again worked with Opera Australia until 2003. His prominent roles in Australia included, “Marcello” in La Boheme, “Zurga” in the Pearlfishers and “Valentin” in Faust. Since then John has worked as a freelance artist Australia wide and also in Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. John’s concert repertoire includes the Bass or Baritone solos in Faures Requiem, Carmina Burana (Orff), German Requiem (Brahms), St John Passion (Bach), The Bells (Rachmaninov) and recently with Strathfield Orchestra, Bach’s B minor Mass.

Tinel Dragoi – Violin

IMG_20170530_214455 Tinel Best pic(1)Tinel Dragoi studied at the Conservatorium of Music in Bucharest, Romania. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in violin interpretation.

Equally comfortable interpreting both classical and chamber music repertoire, he has performed both locally and internationally with ensembles such as the State Opera of Bucharest (Romania) and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra  in a career spanning over twenty years.

Tinel is a passionate music educator as well as a performer, and speaks Romanian, French and Italian in addition to English. He will be performing in Norway in 2018.

2018-01 En Pointe

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Saturday 7th April, 7pm

A lost slipper and a handsome prince, join us for our first concert season of 2018 as Strathfield Symphony performs wonderful pieces from some of the most famous ballets of all time. Featuring music from Prokofiev’s Cinderella, De Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat, Delibes Coppelia and a depiction of the hours of the day through Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, this season is sure to provoke tears and laughter.

Following a commended 2017 year, featuring Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Schuman’s Symphony No. 2, Strathfield Symphony invites audiences to join us once again on our musical journey for 2018. This year will showcase beautiful ballet suites, Christmas in September with the Messiah, Paganini’s Violin Concerto, and an action-packed night at the movies, featuring John William’s Star Wars!

Please note: This concert will only be on Saturday 7th April at 7pm, our usual Sunday concert will not be available to the public. Our Sunday concert will be exclusively available for NSW Seniors Week. If you are a senior and a resident of the Strathfield Local Council, you can access tickets to the Sunday concert directly from Strathfield Council.

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2018-02 Czech Please!

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Saturday 30th June, 7pm
Sunday 1st July, 2.30pm

A trail of breadcrumbs begins our second season for 2018. Beginning ‘Czech Please’ with Humperdinck’s Prelude from Hansel and Gretel, Strathfield Symphony will be performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto performed by Tinel Dragoi.

Our second half will be sure to invoke feelings of patriotism. Heralding from the New World, Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony is one symphonic masterpiece not to be missed.

Following a commended 2017 year, featuring Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Schuman’s Symphony No. 2, Strathfield Symphony invites audiences to join us once again on our musical journey for 2018. This year will showcase beautiful ballet suites, Christmas in September with the Messiah, Paganini’s Violin Concerto, and an action-packed night at the movies, featuring John William’s Star Wars!

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2018-03 Handel’s Messiah

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Saturday 15th September, 7pm
Sunday 16th September, 2.30pm

“Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will towards men.”  Christmas is coming early this year with our performance of Handel’s Messiah. Reciting the story of Christ, Handel’s Messiah tells the story from the coming of the virgin birth, through to the resurrections and ascension, promise of redemption and the day of judgement. Strathfield Symphony will be performing the Messiah alongside the esteemed Excelsior College Choir and Sydney Sakura Choir.

 

Following a commended 2017 year, featuring Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Schuman’s Symphony No. 2, Strathfield Symphony invites audiences to join us once again on our musical journey for 2018. This year will showcase beautiful ballet suites, Christmas in September with the Messiah, Paganini’s Violin Concerto, and an action-packed night at the movies, featuring John William’s Star Wars!

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