|July 21, 2012||to||July 22, 2012|
The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) continues its sensational 2012 season with a programme of fantasy and whimsical desire in their latest MET Series orchestral concert.
- Saturday 21st July 2012 8pm – Balmain Town Hall, Darling Street Balmain
- Sunday 22nd July 2012 3pm – The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street North Sydney
TMO Principal Flautist Svetlana Yaroslavskaya is joined by guest clarinettist David Rowden (Sydney Omega Ensemble) for Saint-Saëns’ brilliant Tarantella.
Saint-Saëns’ brilliant Tarantella is a virtuosic work filled with catchy, zesty rhythms and menacing dance music to create an amusingly creepy atmosphere to build a mood of sorcery and magic.
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ signature composition which continues the magical musical theme for the evening. The work is scored for an expanded string orchestra divided into three parts and – for this very special TMO concert – the second orchestra will be placed far from the main orchestra – behind (and, at North Sydney, above!) the audience to physically place them inside the ebbing, surging waves of this glorious music. The music is dense with harmony, lush and vibrant, yet wonderfully varied in dynamics and character.
The wonderful musical journey reaches a brilliant pinnacle with Brahms Serenade no 1. You may not have heard this enchanting serenade before as it is rarely performed. Brahms almost called this serenade a ‘symphony’, and had he done so we’d probably hear it all the time! With this piece we have a rare Brahms work which is buoyantly fresh, inventive, spirited and touching.
TMO chief conductor Sarah-Grace Williams will be holding the baton. This is a great opportunity to enjoy some thrilling music played by top-notch musicians… and at a very affordable price!
Flute: Svetlana Yaroslavskaya, Clarinet: David Rowden
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
BRAHMS Serenade no 1