Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra Presents A 'Spotlight' On Solos

Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra Presents A 'Spotlight' On SolosIn a concert featuring amazing solos and brilliant soloists, the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra turns the spotlight on its own remarkable stars, featuring some of the WPO's principal players.

Violin, clarinet, harp and trumpet concertos are the featured 'star turns'
in this festive season treat of Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Hummel and Damase favourites.

Tim Neville performs the triumphant, always popular, Hummel Trumpet Concerto before we are transported to the sparkling lights of Paris with an Australian premiere of Damase's dazzling Harp Concerto, performed by Marjorie Maydwell.

The WPO's concertmaster and virtuoso violinist Rob Nijs will take us to another world again with Vaughan Williams' ethereal work, The Lark Ascending, before Julian Alder performs the perennial favourite, Mozart's stunning and sublime Clarinet Concerto.

Directing this captivating program of joyous concerti - ripe for the holiday season -
the WPO welcomes Brad Lucas back to the conductor's podium.

Brad conducted the WPO for its thrilling 'True Blue' program in June featuring all-Australian works and gained plaudits from audience and affection from the musicians!

Born in Port Macquarie, Brad moved to Sydney to study at the Conservatorium of Music
and subsequently played with the SSO and the Sydney Ophicleide Quartet (SOQ) - which he co-founded.

A passionate educator, Brad currently directs bands at multiple schools around Sydney
and regional ensembles run by the Department of Education's Arts Unit. He also lectures in Euphonium at the Conservatorium.

The two concerts take place in the spectacular and acoustically stunning St Columba Church in leafy Woollahra - Saturday 1 December at 5.30pm and Sunday 2 December at 2.30pm and tickets start at just $20 (with children under 12 free!)

Come celebrate the start of summer with joyful music and the WPO!

Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra presents SPOTLIGHT
Concertos by Mozart, Hummel, Vaughan Williams and Damase
Brad Lucas, conductor | Rob Nijs, violin | Timothy Neville, trumpet
Marjorie Maydwell, harp | Julian Alder, clarinet
Saturday 1 December 2018 @ 5.30pm
Sunday 2 December 2018 @ 2.30pm
St Columba Church, corner Forth and Ocean St, Woollahra
Tickets $35 / $25 / $20 / Children under 12 free
Bookings www.ticketbooth.com.au
More information www.wpo.org.au or 04111 150 567

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