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Fantastic Symphony

In a programme of vivid and entertaining works, the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra launches its 2016 season with a musical landmark, the famous Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

This revolutionary symphony, built around a sensational dramatic narrative, was a breakthrough composition both for musical romanticism and for the young Berlioz. Using the symphony as a vehicle for the exploration of his own passions and fantasies, Berlioz found a vital new path for symphonic composition after Beethoven. And yet, the Symphonie fantastique is just as famous for its exciting orchestral effects and memorable melodies.

Richard Strauss’s bold and engaging First Horn Concerto is the work of a highly talented 18 year old and shows the early signs of a composer looking beyond the constraints of his conservative training, towards the magnificent tone-poems that were to follow. Our outstanding young soloist is Alice Yang, a former student of the legendary Sydney-born horn player, Barry Tuckwell.

As a soloist, Alice has given many public recitals and was a semi-finalist in the International Horn Competition of America. She has studied closely with many renowned players including Sydney-born horn player, Barry Tuckwell, Geoff Collinson and Geoff Lierse.

Founded in 1971, the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra is a leading community based organisation. They will start their 2016 season with Fantastic Symphony on Saturday, 12th March at the Concourse in Chatswood.

WHAT: Fantastic Symphony
WHEN: 12/03/2016 (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
WHERE: The Concourse

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