Canberra Wind Symphony: Bronze Concert
253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620, Australia
31st May 2018
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. For its Q debut, 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, with Australian Martyn Hancock’s latest work ‘Aurora Australis’ (2018). The exceptional American composer David Maslanka then takes 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 with the beauty of Eric Whitacre’s stunning ‘Lux Aurumque’ before concluding with Whitacre's ‘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. 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.