How does an orchestra work and what do all those instruments really look and sound like? Join in all the fun as we go on a journey of musical discovery to experience the sights and sounds of the symphony orchestra.
PUCCINI La BohemePaul Terracini conductorPenrith Symphony OrchestraPenrith Symphony Orchestra Festival ChorusSimple feelings and powerful drama; PSO brings a Puccini masterpiece to the concert hall stage. La Boheme is a tale of love, envy, loss and heartbreak, all set to the composers soaring and evocative score.Featuring an exciting and talented young cast, this is an event not to be missed.
STORMER Awakening & Dance – PSO Composer PrizeMENDELSSOHN Violin ConcertoBEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5Lina Lee violinPaul Terracini conductorA pair of the best-known works in the repertoire combine with an exciting new composition from an emerging artist. The drama of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, alongside the virtuosity of Mendelssohn’s violin concerto draw the Symphonic Series to a fitting climax.
The grand Romanticism of one of the great violin concertos, alongside Brahms’ joyous third symphony. Setting the scene for these two masterpieces, Balikirev’s evocative and atmospheric overture opens the concert.
Gooden UWS Composer Prize PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 Adella Li piano
Paul Terracini conductor
In a program of mirth and melancholy, Prokofiev’s most popular piano concerto shines bright, alongside Tchaikovsky’s grand yet poignant fifth symphony.Soloist Adella Li is a graduate of the Conservatorium High School and an emerging, award winning talent on the classical scene.