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Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev
3 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Tickets: Adults $40 | Pensioner $30 | Student/junior $12
The widely appreciated Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra is spreading its wings to deliver two concerts in the marvellous acoustic of The Concourse which will not fail to leave audiences with a glow of awe and inspiration. The Concourse allows audiences to be part of the full scale orchestral and choral sound experience but up close and personal.
The KPO will be joined by mezzo soprano Barbara Jin, the Willoughby Symphony Choir and Barker College/Abbotsleigh Choirs for its next concert in the marvellous acoustic of The Concourse, featuring two heavy-weights of the great orchestral repertoire: Debussy’s La Mer, and Prokofiev’s vast epic Alexander Nevsky. Complementing the program are Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme performed by child prodigy Benett Tsai on cello, and the work eggshell by local composer and participant of KPO’s 2016 Composers’ Workshop Kezia Yap.
- Peter Ellis: Conductor
- Benett Tsai: Cello
- Barbara (Yuanyuan) Jin: Mezzo soprano
with Willoughby Symphony Choir and choirs from Barker College and Abbotsleigh
- Debussy: La Mer
- Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
- Kezia Yap: eggshell
- Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
Barbara (Yuanyuan) Jin – mezzo soprano
Chinese mezzo-soprano Barbara (Yuanyuan) Jin studied for three years on scholarship at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China. In 2013, she relocated to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to complete her Bachelor of Music as a recipient of the International Student First Prize Scholarship. She currently graduated in Masters of Opera Performance, studying with Maree Ryan AM. She is a recipient of the Diane Wishart and Quin Quin Foundation scholarships. She is in the 2017 Young Artist Program with Pacific Opera.
Peter Ellis is a native of Halifax, UK and read Music at the University of Birmingham, studying violin, organ and conducting. He was Music Director of the Birmingham University Chamber Choir and also a member of the renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, performing at the BBC Proms, on BBC Radio and Channel 4 television and on the Gramophone award winning EMI recording of Syzmanowski’s King Roger.