2015-04 Happy Birthday

Strathfield Symphony’s final performance for the year is one that features a little Pomp and Planets, celebrating 120 years of the BBC proms. To quote Shakespeare, the evening will begin with a little ‘pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war’ through Elgar’s military marches, followed by Britten’s Young Person’s guide to the Orchestra. The evening…

2015-02 Season 2 – Rebels with a Cause

Sat, 20th Jun 2015 Sun, 21st Jun 2015 Our second concert for this year starts with farce: the overture to Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (the Bat) is a brilliant favourite with audiences everywhere. Weber’s Clarinet Concertino is a lovely example of Weber’s virtuosic but soulful clarinet writing and will be performed by our own Gigie…

Shirrley Mahableshwarwalla

“Then in 1975 Shirrley Mahableshwarwalla became secretary, a lady recently from India, who was very intrigued with the orchestra when she arrived. She remained the secretary until 1997, an extraordinary period of devotion to a task, often very time consuming, that has merited our life long thanks.” So wrote Geoff Widmer in “A Thirty Year…