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.
Sneak peek of tonight’s concert!
Strathfield 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.
Read the Concert Program
View the publicity bookmark
Check out the article on Strathfield Symphony Orchestra in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s magazine “Conversation”. We are on page 2!
“I really enJOYed the performance last night. I know this symphony very well, but this was my first experience hearing it as part of an audience. Great stuff!” – Chris M
In 2012, Strathfield Symphony Orchestra appointed a new Principal Conductor and Music Director, Sadaharu Muramatsu. See him in action at our first concert, Ode to Joy.