Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra presents its final concerts for 2017 with SUITE SEDUCTION , a program of Debussy, Westlake and Mozart treats – each one irresistibly seductive!
Opening the program is a delightful work by Debussy, bubbling with Parisian sparkle and brilliance. The Petite Suite is perfectly charming, flirtatious and elegant: the delicious entree to this delectable selection!
For this concert, the WPO welcomes star guitarist Matt Withers (of Guitar Trek fame) to perform Nigel Westlake’s chilling ANTARCTICA SUITE . Composed originally for the film of the same name, this stunningly beautiful work fuses the romanticism of the guitar with the precision of a classical orchestra to capture the diverse and enigmatic landscapes of the southern continent’s dramatic, frozen landscape.
Matt is an ambassador for Australian music, a well-established teacher, performer and mentor for musicians globally. He has performed with esteemed artists including William Barton, the Carl Pini Quartet and various national orchestras whilst maintaining strong commitments in the leading Australian chamber music groups Guitar Trek (alongside Timothy Kain, AM) and the Brew Guitar Duo. Matt is also proud to have performed, recorded and commissioned Australian works and his commercial albums appear on on ABC Classics (Australia) and Soundset Recordings (USA).
The final work is Mozart’s passionate and stormy Symphony number 40 in G minor. Its driving rhythms, dark harmonies and intricately weaving textures create a soundscape of intrigue and mystery, while simultaneously an elegant and refined work of art, perfect in form and structure.
The WPO is delighted to also welcome to the podium for the first time, the masterful talents of conductor John Buckley. John has enjoyed a long, successful career spanning thirty five years as a conductor, multi-instrumentalist, adjudicator, clinician and music educator. John has been the Music Director of the Corrective Services, NSW Band Music Director of both the Sydney Wind Symphony and the Wind Symphony at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, an active clinician and adjudicator for the Sydney Eisteddfod, Engadine Band Festival, and the NSW School Band Festival.
Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra – SUITE SEDUCTION, Works by Debussy, Westlake and Mozart will play:
Saturday 2 December 5:30pm St Columba Church – Corner Forth & Ocean Streets, Woollahra
Sunday 3 December 2:30pm St Francis of Assisi Uniting Church – 436 Oxford Street, Paddington
Artists: Matt Withers, guitar | John Buckley, conductor
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More information visit http://www.wpo.org.