Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra announce Naracoorte show

PERFORMANCE: The Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra play a previous concert at the Naracoorte Town Hall.
PERFORMANCE: The Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra play a previous concert at the Naracoorte Town Hall.

The Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra is set to perform a showcase in Naracoorte after announcing its concert series for 2017.

The orchestra which features 54 playing musicians from all over the region will play at the town hall on July 2.

LCSO co-founder and music director Jennie Matthews believes performing in Naracoorte is especially rewarding for the orchestra.

“The intimate stage space allows the musicians to hear each other well and the wooden floor gives a wonderfully warm acoustic,” Mrs Matthews said.

“We really hope that audiences in the mid and upper Limestone Coast will make the most of the Naracoorte concert.”

This year marks the fifth season of the LCSO which has continued to showcase the depth in talent of regional musicians and soloists.

Naracoorte representatives in the ensemble include Rob Mutton, Bec Hill, Coralee McPhee and Tamara Joukoff.

Mrs Matthews feels the orchestra has gone from strength to strength in each of the previous years.

“We love performing to our regional audiences and giving our most talented local musicians an opportunity to be part of a full orchestra,” she said.

“The 2017 concerts will be a wonderful mix of traditional and modern music.”

They will be performing the well-loved music of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mozart and Holst under the baton of conductor Angus Christie.

The orchestra will also present a 30 member chorus trained by vocal director Jodi Swiggs.

The music director said: “The introduction of the Limestone Coast Symphonic Chorus has really enhanced our performances.”

Featured artists this year include guest sopranos Vivienne Dowling and Amy Williams, guitarist Michael Walsh, French horn-player Tameka Nube, flautist Scott Gunn and trumpeter Daniel Caton.

Tickets for the local concert are available online at www.lcso.org.au or at the Visitor Information Centre.

The show will take place at the Naracoorte Town Hall on July 2 at 2pm. A concert will take place in Mount Gambier the night before.