Last night’s concert was a great start to the year – well done everyone! It was an ambitious program for only 6 rehearsals but we enjoy a challenge.
Bravo to Donna Coleman who made us feel very lucky to see her perform Clara Wieck’s Piano Concerto and then a beautiful encore. As always, thank you to our audience and volunteers.
No post-concert photos this time – we were too busy recovering from Schumann’s 2nd Symphony…
Mark your diaries for our next concert on Friday, 15 June 2018 – featuring soprano Lee Abrahmsen.
After a summer break we are back rehearsing together for our first concert of the year on Friday, 23 March 2018.
We are particularly excited about welcoming soloist Donna Coleman who will perform Clara Wieck’s Piano Concerto. This impressive work is rarely performed – we think that our performance could be the first in Australia!
We have some good news to share. As you know, we donate any profits from our concerts to Gatehouse, a Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) at the Royal Children’s Hospital. We were pleased to recently donate $1,500 to Gatehouse. These funds will help the Centre to continue delivering valuable services to the Melbourne community throughout the year.
Thank you to all our supporters who contributed to this donation.
To provide more background, Gatehouse provides assessment, treatment and advocacy services for children and their families where sexual abuse or sexual abusive behaviours are known or suspected to have happened. It is staffed by professionals in the area of psychology, social work, family therapy, child psychotherapy, art and play therapy. Gatehouse also provides training and consultation services to the police, government, legal professionals, community services and education providers.
Thank you to everyone involved and in attendance at last night’s concert. We hope you enjoyed the music, despite the busy time of year and less than ideal weather conditions. Congratulations to all players!
Visit our Facebook page to see some photos from our sound check and back stage.
The Melbourne Sinfonia would like to wish its members and patrons all the best for the coming season.
Our concert dates for 2018 are 23 March, 22 June, 7 September and 23 November.
After a short rest we are ready to begin rehearsing for our final concert of the year! We will be performing the following program on Friday, 1 December 2017:
- Rossini – Semiramide Overture
- Elgar – Serenade for strings
- Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”
Come and enjoy a great musical evening at MLC in Kew, and support the Royal Children’s Hospital. Tickets are available online here. We hope to see you there.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in our concert last night! Congratulations to Elyane Laussade (pictured here with our musical director, Joannes Roose) for performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 with such grace and control (and good memory… imagine how many notes there are in 40 minutes of Chopin). Bravo, Elyane! And Beethoven’s 5th was such a joy to play. What would we do without classical music? Thank you and congratulations to you all!