There’s spring in the air and virtuoso star turns aplenty when the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra returns with a spectacular program directed by Lee Bracegirdle.
The WPO’s Height of Spring is a spectacular program that presents Schumann’s seasonally appropriate First Symphony, nicknamed The Spring Symphony and pairs it with Stravinsky’s Eight Instrumental Miniatures for 15 Players – a sensational work that features 15 orchestral players in their own right! Also in the line-up Ravel’s gypsy-inspired fantasy, Tzigane, with its notorious harp cadenza!
For these two concerts, young virtuoso violinist, Darcy Dauth joins the orchestra to perform two spectacular solo works; the sumptuous Romance by Dvorak and the hypnotic rhapsody that is Ravel’s Tzigane.
Darcy is already an experienced and passionate orchestral and chamber musician, having been involved in numerous Australian Youth Orchestra and Sydney Youth Orchestra including as concertmaster of the Alexander Orchestra. Part of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), he has performed alongside violinists Richard Tognetti and Anthony Marwood as well as in masterclasses with Ray Chen, Sitkovetsky Piano Trio and the Brodsky String Quartet.
Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra: Height of Spring/ Conductor: Lee Bracegirdle / Violin soloist: Darcy Dauth
Tickets: $35-$25, children under 12 free
More information 0411 150 567 or www.wpo.org.au