The Balmain Sinfonia begins its 2017 season with a concert of music by Mahler, Mozart and Debussy, showcasing young Australian soprano Zoe Drummond, conducted by recently honoured artistic director Gary Stavrou OAM.
In this popular series of Saturday afternoon concerts, the orchestra will play Debussy’s Petite Suite, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate – almost a concerto for voice – and Mahler’s 4th Symphony, which features a closing vocal movement.
The soloist is young Sydney soprano Zoe Drummond – a first class honours graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, now in the 3rd year of her Melba Opera Trust scholarship. In 2016, she won the prestigious Opera Foundation for Young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship. She also made her Opera Australia principal debut in The Eighth Wonder and recorded her first CD with The Seven Sopranos.
This year, Zoe Drummond performs with Victorian Opera and Opera Australia before commencing post-graduate study on a full scholarship at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama on full scholarship.
It’s fitting that, in the Balmain Sinfonia’s 25th anniversary year, its founder, chief conductor and artistic director,
Gary Stavrou was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to music on Australia Day 2017.
Tickets $30/$25 concession
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