If you’ve been keeping up to date with our recent recommendations on Sydney’s best cultural events, you may already be in-the-know about Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. This extraordinary musical group have made a name for themselves with their enthralling, family-friendly orchestral performances. And the good news is they’ve got another exciting showcase coming up this winter. Willoughby Symphony Orchestra: Fantastique will take place at The Concourse Concert Hall on July 29 and 30 and it promises to be nothing short of sensational.
Whether you’re a fan of classical music or you’re planning your next cultural outing, this production is guaranteed to leave the whole family enchanted. Credited with birthing the symphonic film score, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s 1945 Violin Concerto takes audiences on an unforgettable musical journey. And you can witness this masterpiece brought to life by two of Germany’s most renowned figures in classical music, Rosa Donata Milton and her husband Dr Nicholas Milton AM.
Rosa Donata Milton is one of Germany’s most exceptional violinists, and will give breathtaking solos alongside the outstanding Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra’s internationally acclaimed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM will lead the musicians through the five movements of this iconic symphony. Charged with drama and emotion, this virtuosic showpiece is guaranteed to leave your hair standing on end.
The exhilarating performance will conclude with a rendition of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. This semi-autobiographical piece conveys the turbulent emotions of an artist infatuated with his beloved. Prepare to be confronted with the pain, angst and despair of an unrequited love, showcased through masterful musical composition!
If these tempestuous tales have captured your interest, why not find out a little more before the show? Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and 2MBS Fine Music Sydney are holding pre-concert talks to prime their audience with fascinating tales related to the show.
Willoughby Symphony Orchestra: Fantastique will show on July 29 at 7pm and July 30 at 2pm. Pre-concert talks will be held in the Level 2 Bar on July 29 at 6pm and July 30 at 1pm. Tickets are only $26 for guests aged 16-26.