Lots of 'local content' when orchestra performs

THERE will be a considerable amount of "local content" when the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra takes to the stage at Naracoorte Town Hall on June 28 - and you can see them for free.

The Herald has two tickets to give away for the performance. Just drop your name and contact details in to the Herald office by 5pm next Wednesday to be in the running.

Of the 70 musicians who make up the orchestra, at least eight have close connections with Naracoorte.

Naracoorte's Sonja Gooding (left), Coralee McPhee, Wendy Maria and Rob Mutton will be among a strong local contingent performing as part of the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra on June 28.

Naracoorte's Sonja Gooding (left), Coralee McPhee, Wendy Maria and Rob Mutton will be among a strong local contingent performing as part of the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra on June 28.

The brass section includes local business owner Rob Mutton on trombone and former resident Sonja Gooding on tuba.

The clarinets are led by Naracoorte Town Band conductor Geoff Stephens and also include local player Coralee McPhee.

Another town band regular, Wendy Maria is one of the orchestra's four flautists and is joined in that section by former Naracoorte High School Music teacher Kinta Wilson, who is also the orchestra's piccolo player.

Two of Naracoorte's most talented musical expatriates return to join the orchestra on concert weekend. They are the violinist brothers Tristan and Ivan Skawronski.

Copies of the music were sent to them at the start of the rehearsal period and they have been working on their parts in Adelaide. They will be integrated into the string section in the last week of rehearsals.

In Adelaide, Tristan plays with the Elder Conservatorium Orchestra and takes lessons with one of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's violinists.

Ivan is emulating Albert Einstein's example - a violin playing physicist!

Also appearing on the program will be Naracoorte Singers, led by Erika Vickery. They will be accompanied by the orchestra in two popular contemporary choral pieces.

Tickets for the Naracoorte concert are available at the Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre.

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