Wunderkinds showcase their talents

Amadeus: Classic Mozart and Bach

The Willoughby Symphony’s final concert for 2014 will showcase the extraordinary talents of Australia’s rising music stars in this monumental climax to a stellar season, titled Amadeus: Classic Mozart and Bach

Harry Ward
Harry Ward

Performing a selection of beloved works by history’s greatest composers, Mozart and Bach, the magnificent Orchestra and Choir and dazzling cast of guest soloists will be conducted by accomplished young conductor, Paul Fitzsimon. The concert will also feature the world premiere of the winning composition of the 2014 Willoughby Symphony/Fine Music 102.5 Young Composer Award by Christopher Pantelidis.

“My composition, Southern Cross, is named after the recognised collection of stars of the same name. Throughout history it has had many meanings and significance to many cultures all across the globe,” said 2014 Young Composer, Christopher Pantelidis.

“To the Aborigines and the Maori, it represents the various spirits that play a central role in their ancestral beliefs and today it features as a national symbol on the flags of several southern nations including our own flag. It was these various meanings that I drew from and I aimed to represent through my music the elements of indigenous mysticism and the mystery that we all feel in all aspects of the universe,” he said.

“I am extremely proud of the Willoughby Symphony’s extraordinary achievements and the thrilling impact they have on the community. It is also extremely gratifying for all of us to be able to offer encouragement and opportunity to the next generation of musical stars by enabling them to showcase their remarkable creativity and skill,” said Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton.

“Most of the Willoughby Symphony’s concerts have been completely sold out this year, with many of our audience members still buzzing from the last scintillating concert, Rhapsody in Blue. Don’t miss our glorious season finale concert!” he said.

Book your tickets now on phone 1300 795 012 or visit theconcourse.com.au

Amadeus: Classic Mozart and Bach
7pm, Saturday 15 November; 2pm, Sunday 16 November
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

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