2013 Season 4 – Firebird

2013 Season 3 Poster v2 (1)From the ethereal serenity of Mozart’s Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments and the luscious Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings to the sparkle of Stravinsky’s Firebird, Strathfield Symphony’s last program for 2013 will be a feast for the ears.

Mozart’s Serenade K361 (“Gran Partita”) featured in the film Amadeus, the haunting oboe and clarinet theme one of its most moving moments.

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, a tribute to Mozart, who was adored by Tchaikovsky above all other composers, remains one of the late Romantic era’s most definitive and best loved compositions.

“The Firebird” made Stravinsky famous throughout the world, its brilliance heralding a major figure of the twentieth century. It remains one of his most popular works.

Join Maestro Sadaharu Muramatsu for these orchestral showpieces. Choose Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.

Musical Director: Sadaharu Muramatsu

Strathfield Town Hall

Saturday 23rd November at 7pm

Sunday 24th November at 2.30pm

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2013-3 Bach Mass in B Minor Photo hangs at ACP

Emerging photographer and artist, Jeremias Zylberberg had a photo hanging in the PhotoStart exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography. The photograph was taken at the Bach Mass in B Minor concert last year. It is a fantastic photo and great exposure for the orchestra, Wesley Institute and the Town Hall.

Photo credit: Jeremias Zylberberg
Photo credit: Jeremias Zylberberg

2013 Season 3 Bach Mass in B Minor

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Music Director Sadaharu Muramatsu realizes one of his long held ambitions to conduct Bach’s last major work and one of the supreme achievements of classical music. While the heavenly Sanctus was composed in 1724, the work was only put together in the last years of Bach’s life, reworking other pieces written in previous decades. What drove Bach to do this? There was no performance in view at the time, and in fact the Mass was not performed in its entirety until more than 100 years after his death in 1859. Did Bach sense that a monumental edifice was needed to complete his life’s work? Many mysteries surround this masterwork.

Seating is limited and these concerts are expected to sell out – Book now!

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Photo credit: Jeremias Zylberberg
Photo credit: Jeremias Zylberberg

2013 Season 2 – Murakami’s Music

Sneak peek of tonight’s concert!

2013 Season 2 PosterStrathfield Symphony Orchestra will explore the fantastical worlds of Haruki Murakami, described by The Guardian as “among the world’s greatest living novelists”, in a concert on 22 June 2013 at 7pm at Marrickville Town Hall.

Murakami uses music as an integral part of his novels. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle starts with the overture to The Thieving Magpie by Rossini, setting the tone, if not the pace, for the entire book. The orchestra next undertakes Janacek’s Sinfonietta which appears all the way through IQ84, a theme or leitmotiv to weave around his parallel worlds. Rarely heard live because of its massive brass requirements – no less than 4 horns, 12 trumpets, 2 bass trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba and 2 tenor tubas  – this is a challenge that could not be resisted by the Strathfield Symphony. And finally in Norwegian Wood, the novel that launched him to fame in Japan, Murakami references Brahms’ monumental Fourth Symphony. This magnificent piece brings the concert to an end.

Our Japanese born Chief Conductor and Music Director, Sadaharu Muramatsu, brings an East/West sensibility to match Murakami’s. Don’t miss it.

Book early as seating is limited.

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2013 Season 1 – Earth

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Strathfield Symphony Orchestra
Musical Director     Sadaharu Muramatsu
Soloist                     Alexey Yemtsov

Miriam Hyde (centenary celebration) – Piano Concerto No 2
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 6 “Pathétique”

Strathfield Town Hall
Saturday 23rd March at 7pm
Sunday 24th March at 2.30pm (Seniors Week event; free for Seniors and their carers – prior booking essential)

Tickets: $28 Adult and $20 concession



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