Join the stunning Canberra Wind Symphony for an evening of musical brilliance, with contemporary works from extraordinary Australian and international composers, all with fascinating stories to tell.
Come and celebrate this amazing ensemble with 35 of the Capital Region’s finest professional players as they combine to bring only the best wind literature to the stage. Quite simply – they’re captivating, engaging and brilliant!
Artistic director and chief conductor Geoff Grey has chosen Samuel Hazo’s high-energy ’Ride’ (2004) for CWS to burst onto The Q stage. Chasing that will be a Canberra premiere, a hallmark of this wind orchestra’s programming, with Australian Martyn Hancock’s latest work ‘Aurora Australis’ (2018).
The exceptional American composer David Maslanka will then take you on a jubilant journey with his 2010 ‘Liberation’ before the orchestra skips back a century or so to explore Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s iconic ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’, showcasing the special talents of concertmaster Sarah Nielsen before she heads to Canada to workshop with the world’s finest flautists.
Grey will then calm the mood somewhat with the beauty of Eric Whitacre’s stunning 2005 ‘Lux Aurumque’ before concluding this triumphant event with a second Whitacre offering, his 1993 breakthrough masterpiece ‘Ghost Train’, a demonstration of the full power and texture the wind orchestra experience brings to lovers of the beauty and excitement of live music.
Be quick to secure your tickets for this one-off event. This concert is Canberra Wind Symphony’s debut at The Q and the first performance in their 2018 Colour Concert Series. The concert is on Thursday 31 May.