Symphony Orchestra has Naracoorte on calendar

THE Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra has announced plans for a Naracoorte concert in June.

The 60-piece orchestra, guest soloists and the Naracoorte Singers will appear in Naracoorte Town Hall on the evening of June 28.

Announcing the concert, the orchestra's artistic director Jennie Matthews said: "Everybody involved is excited at the prospect of bringing the ensemble to the northern part of its community.

"We are delighted to be able to play with the Naracoorte Singers. This is real community music-making."

Ms Matthews said this year's playing membership of the orchestra would include as many as six musicians well known to Naracoorte audiences.

They include Rob Mutton (trombone), Coralie McPhee (clarinet), Geoff Stevens (clarinet) and Sonja Gooding (tuba).

Plans are in hand to send music to the violinist Skawronski brothers, Ivan and Tristan, in Adelaide and have them join the orchestra in the later stages of the rehearsal period.

The concert program, to be repeated at the Helpmann Theatre the following afternoon, includes three soloists.

They are soprano Elspeth Bawden, guitarist Mike Walsh and trumpeter Jordan Mansell.

Naracoorte Singers will perform two items with orchestral accompaniment.

A new work for orchestra by composer Dr Christopher Waite will be premiered at Naracoorte.

This work has been commissioned by Country Arts SA specifically for the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra.

The program will also include orchestral works by Handel, Sibelius, Berlioz, Rimsky-Korsakov and Ralph Vaughan-Williams.

The conductor will be Angus Christie and concert master will be Cathy Foster.

Tickets will be available at the Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre.

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