Willoughby Symphony | Five Chapters
19 September 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
One event on 20 September 2020 at 2:00 pm
Spend a terrifying Night on Bald Mountain with Dr Nicholas Milton AM and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra this September as they conjure the dark spirits in Modest Mussorgsky’s demonic tone poem. Then join Sydney’s very own Nexas Saxophone Quartet with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for the Australian premiere of beloved Australian composer (and former Willoughby composer-in-residence) Elena Kats-Chernin’s Five Chapters, originally written for the world famous Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony opens with a haunting clarinet melody, the ‘Fate’ theme that binds the whole symphony together. Fresh from recent successes, including the 1812 Overture, his Violin Concerto and the stunning opera Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky was anxious to prove that he was not played out, and the result was one of music’s most personal and profound symphonies. “It has turned out well,” Tchaikovsky said. Don’t miss what promises to be a powerful performance.
Dr Nicholas Milton AM conductor guests Nexas Saxophone Quartet saxophone with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Kats-Chernin Five Chapters [Australian Premiere]
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64