Maria Lindsay performs Tommy Tycho’s Concerto For Violin and String Orchestra. Images by Geoff Sirmai.
The new venue for this orchestra is the performing space at the Actors Centre in Leichhardt’s Italian forum. The space and its full, true acoustic nicely accommodated this orchestra and the diversity of style within the event’s programme.
It also preserved the interactive, intimate sharing of music and enthusiasm for the orchestral repertoire which have always been key features of Balmain Sinfonia concerts.
The 5pm afternoon concert began with Beethoven’s Leonora Overture No 3 (1806). A direct, genuine reading of this piece from the opera Fidelio was imbued with considerable atmosphere, colour and drama. It was a very decent introduction to the contrasts of the concert to follow. Continue reading BALMAIN SINFONIA PERFORM @ THE ITALIAN FORUM