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A B O U T H E I D E L B E R G S Y M P H O N Y
Heidelberg Symphony is one of Melbournes most acclaimed orchestras, enabling it to attract elite musicians who enjoy performing music from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.
Its annual concert series delights audiences with a wide range of exciting repertoire from the most demanding symphonies, challenging guest artist concerto performances to much loved theatre and orchestral classics.
The orchestra enjoys an enviable international reputation, having undertaken tours to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Great Britain, performing in a wide range of cultural venues.
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D O N AT I O N S & S P O N S O R S H I P S
As a non-profit organisation that receives no government funding, Heidelberg Orchestras Inc. relies entirely on income from ticket sales, memberships, sponsorships, fundraising events, and donations to cover the cost of presenting its annual concert series.
If you wish to become a sponsor or would like to make a donation to assist the orchestra, please call 9005 1792 or add your donation to the booking form when renewing your subscription.
Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible
S U N D AY A F T E R N O O N C O N C E R T
Heidelberg Symphony will perform one Sunday afternoon concert on Sunday 1 July at 2.30pm. Subscribers who wish to select this concert as one of their four for the year should tick the relevant box on the booking form as well as the Annual Subscription box.
S E AT I N G A L LO C AT I O N
Existing subscribers seeking to retain their 2017 seating allocation should complete and post the attached booking form to The Concert Manager, Heidelberg Orchestras Inc. by February 1, 2018 or phone 9005 1792.
Subscribers who wish to change their current seating allocation should enclose a note specifying their request when returning the completed 2018 booking form. Changes can only be made when seating becomes available and in strict order of the date on which the request was received.
New subscription requests are accepted at any time and processed in order of receipt. Seat allocation takes place after February 1, 2018.
Subscriptions and individual tickets should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Single tickets can be purchased online, by completing the booking form or by calling 9005 1792. Single tickets will be issued after February 15, 2018.
Heidelberg Symphony concerts are recorded and broadcast by 3MBS.
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An ever-popular community event, Heidelberg Symphony Orchestras Childrens Concerts have introduced hundreds of young children to all the instruments of the orchestra in a fun afternoon of music and storytelling for the whole family.
This years concerts will include a performance of Prokofievs much-loved classic, Peter and The Wolf.
Sunday 29 July 1.30pm & 3.30pm Performing Arts Centre, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School All tickets $10
P R E - C O N C E R T P E R F O R M A N C E S
Our popular pre-concert performances will return in 2018, running from 7-7.30pm before each 8pm concert (except for the Dec 8th concert). Entry is complimentary with concert tickets. They comprise of a range of instrumental ensembles and solos by members of Heidelberg Symphony. See our website for more details.
T H E C O N D U C TO R
Christopher Kopke enjoys a busy schedule conducting, performing, teaching, examining and adjudicating at competitions and music festivals.
A graduate of the University of Melbourne with both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music, he is currently the Principal Conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra (since 1994), a violin examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), and is the Head of Strings at Genazzano FCJ College in Melbourne.
S AT U R D AY M A R C H 2 4 , 8 P MGuest Artist Anne Gilby | OboeSaint-Sens Bacchanale from Samson & Delilah Ketlbey Sanctuary of the Heart Haydn Oboe Concerto in C Major Bellini Oboe Concerto in Eb Major Copland The Tender Land Suite Bernstein Slava! A Political Overture
Ketlbeys Sanctuary of the Heart is based on an old melody used as the traditional chant for the Kol Nidrei during the Jewish liturgy. Saint-Sens Bacchanale is a percussion-driven, celebratory dance from Samson & Delilah, the only one of his operas still regularly performed. Haydns Oboe Concerto has many long phrases, requiring dexterity and stamina from the soloist. The lyrical writing in Bellinis Oboe Concerto is so indicative of his style that one could easily believe it to belong to one of his operas. Coplands The Tender Land Suite is a simple story of a young womans coming of age, richly painted with his quintessential American harmonies. Finally, in celebration of Bernsteins Centenary this year, Slava! A Political Overture is a vaudevillian razzamatazz tune, filled with amazing modulations and sliding trombones.
S AT U R D AY J U N E 3 0 , 8 P MS U N D AY J U LY 1 , 2 . 3 0 P MGuest Artist Natsuko Yoshimoto | ViolinBernstein Overture to Candide Marquez Danzn No. 2 Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Tchaikovsky Mditation for Violin and Orchestra Op. 42, No. 1 Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein continues to be one of the most widely performed composers of the twentieth century. Candide is an operetta and is in the musical tradition of Broadway theatre, yet the overture has become a staple of the symphonic orchestral repertoire. South-American-born Marquezs composition, Danzn No. 2, is a distinctive urban dance from the Veracruz region in Mexico. It is rhythmic and spirited, but also nostalgic, with melodies of smouldering sensuality. In contrast, the improvisatory nature, eloquent counterpoint and virtuosic passages make the Bruch Violin Concerto the most alluring he has written. Tchaikovskys Mditation is built on beautiful melodies with Russian inflection, and the solo part exemplifies his mastery of violin writing. West Side Story stands as an essential, influential chapter in the history of American theatre.
S AT U R D AY S E P T E M B E R 1 5 , 8 P MGuest Artist Roman Ponomariov | HornMoncayo Huapango Granados Goyescas: Intermezzo Gliere Horn Concerto Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2 in Eb Elfman Batman (1989): Orchestral Suite, Part 2
Huapango is a form of Mexican mariachi music with its typical sound of trumpets and string instruments. Moncayos Huapango is the unofficial second national anthem of Mexico and has entered into the classical symphonic repertory. Intermezzo, by Granados, one of Spains most important composers, creates a haunting and hypnotic melody in this orchestral interlude and is one of his most memorable works. The Gliere concerto is one of the most ambitious works for Horn and is very florid and romantic, while Mozarts second Horn Concerto is a treasure house of melody, and was written for his friend Leutgeb. Hollywood composer Danny Elfman turned heads with his Batman score. This music redefined the composer in many ways rather than simply representing a comic book movie, it is a veritable romantic fantasy epic.
S AT U R D AY D E C E M B E R 8 , 8 P M Guest Artist Hoang Pham | PianoGliere Russian Sailors Dance Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich Symphony No. 12 - The Year 1917
One of Tchaikovskys most loved works and among the most famous in the classical music canon, the first Piano Concerto is a deeply expressive and romantic tour de force. It is majestic and measured, with finger-twisting prestissimos, and is flamboyant, fast and feisty. Shostakovich dedicated his 12th Symphony to the memory of Lenin. This symphony is an example of a program symphony, because the music is supposed to evoke extra-musical ideas. The Symphony has a subtitle, The Year 1917, as each of the movements is named for a different part of the Russian October Revolution.
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A N N E G I L B YOboist Anne Gilby has a distinguished career as a performer and educator. She studied in Europe, achieving her Reifeprfung (Performance) Diploma with Distinction in Detmold (Germany). Anne has held the position of Principal Oboist with orchestras in Germany and Australia. She has performed as soloist and Principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and has been guest Principal with all six Symphony Australia orchestras. Academic positions include Head of Woodwind at the Victorian College of the Arts and Lecturer at Edith Cowan University and at the Monash University School of Music.
R O M A N P O N O M A R I O VRoman received his Masters Degree from Rice University (USA) and a Bachelor of Music Degree (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. He has performed as guest Principal Horn with the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Malaysian Philharmonic, Adelaide Symphony, Western Australian Symphony, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Roman has won a number of solo and chamber
music competitions and has appeared as a soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and recorded a solo recital for ABC Classic FM.
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Prior to the HSO concert, ticket holders are eligible to attend Twilight Concerts by Junior Strings of Banyule & Robertson Youth Orchestra from 5.00-6.30pm, and the Heidelberg Wind Ensemble from 7.00 7.30pm
HSO reserves the right to change without notice concert programs, artists and/or venues if necessary. All details correct at the time of printing.
N AT S U K O Y O S H I M OTONatsuko Yoshimoto is an international soloist and chamber musician. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School (England), she has performed as a soloist with many world renowned orchestras including London Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Melbourne Symphony. Natsuko is currently the concert master of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and was the leader of the Australian String Quartet and then the Grainger Quartet until the end of 2008. She has given many world premieres of works by Australias most prominent composers and has recorded for Virgin Classics, ABC Classics, Melba Records and Tall Poppies. An ever-popular guest artist with HSO, Natsuko is Heidelberg Symphony Orchestras Soloist in Residence.
H O A N G P H A MHoang Pham is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music. He was the winner of the 2013 ABCs Young Performers Award, of Melbourne Recital Centres Great Romantics Competition in 2010, the 2005 Lev Vlassenko Competition, Best Australian at the 2008 Sydney International Piano Competition and a prize winner of the Bsendorfer and Cleveland International piano competitions. He has appeared with the Melbourne, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, with the New London Orchestra in the UK, at Musica Vivas Huntington Estate Festival and in recitals in the USA, UK and France.
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