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A Night At The Proms | Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra
16 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$49.00
In Albert Hall Proms tradition but with an Australian angle, the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra (SCSO) will celebrate down under with an Australian first half of celebratory music and imagery, as well as British Proms favourites in the second.
Timed this year to coincide with the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in September, the SCSO brings a first half of favourites by Australian composers of the past and present, to play off against a second half of British Proms classics.
Opening with a welcome and performance by local Aboriginal leader Kerry Neill, The Proms concert features the debut of a piece commissioned by the SCSO, by Australian composer Clifford Bradley. With the working title of “Overture of the Sunshine Coast”, it will be a musical journey evoking the unique features of the Sunshine Coast, and is the first known symphonic piece composed on the Sunshine Coast about the Sunshine Coast.
The concert includes other modern Australian pieces by Catherine Likhuta, Elena Kats-Chernin and Paul Stanhope, and Australian classics from Percy Grainger, Colin Brumby, and Peter Allen.
With perennial British favourites including Jerusalem, Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Pomp and Circumstance in the second half, A Night at the Proms will be a high-spirited programme of music and vibrant colour.