The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra
The Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra’s remarkable principal players take centre stage in Spotlight, featuring violin, clarinet, harp and trumpet concertos in this festive season treat of Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Hummel and Damase favourites.
Tim Neville performs the popular, Hummel Trumpet Concerto before we are transported to the sparkling lights of Paris with an Australian premiere of Damase’s dazzling Harp Concerto, performed by Marjorie Maydwell. The WPO’s concertmaster and virtuoso violinist Robert Nijs will take us to another world with Vaughan Williams’ ethereal work, The Lark Ascending, before Julian Alder performs the perennial favourite, Mozart’s stunning and sublime Clarinet Concerto.
The WPO welcomes Brad Lucas back to the conductor’s podium. Brad conducted the WPO for its thrilling ‘True Blue’ program featuring all-Australian works and gained plaudits from audience and affection from the musicians! Born in Port Macquarie, Brad moved to Sydney to study at the Conservatorium of Music and subsequently played with the SSO and the Sydney Ophicleide Quartet (SOQ) – which he co-founded. A passionate educator, Brad currently directs bands at multiple schools around Sydney and regional ensembles run by the Department of Education’s ‘The Arts Unit’. He also lectures in Euphonium at the Conservatorium.
The program: Concertos by Mozart, Hummel, Vaughan Williams and Damase
Brad Lucas, conductor | Rob Nijs, violin | Timothy Neville, trumpet | Marjorie Maydwell, harp | Julian Alder, clarinet
Tickets $35 / $25 / $20 / Children under 12 free