One of Eastern Sydney’s classical music treasures, the Lurline Chamber Orchestra, will perform an irresistible program of romantic and contemporary music in Maroubra on Sunday afternoon, September 11 (with an already sold-out repeat performance the following Sunday at the Benedictine Monastery Chapel, Arcadia).
The Lurline Chamber Orchestra was founded by sisters Maria (violin) and Angela Lindsay (viola) – both of whom have played with the Australian, Vienna and Adelaide Chamber Orchestras – and comprises a core of 11 fabulous string players.
When they formed in 2009, says Maria, they agreed that creating a vibrant, dedicated group to perform some of the most fulfilling, exciting, beautiful, varied repertoire was a terrific idea! “Working together is a joy and a never-ending source of discovery,” Angela adds.
The LCO has held two very successful seasons in venues across Sydney, aiming to make quality music accessible to people of all ages in as many areas as possible.
Beyond these series, other engagements include Bowral Autumn Music Festival, Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival, Music at the National Gallery of Australia, Hunter Baillie Spring Festival and the International Space Time Concerto Competition, Newcastle. The orchestra has also collaborated with Bel a Capella and Sutherland Shire Choir, as well as the Good Old Days Concerts at Sydney Town Hall.
Celebrated musician and educator Richard Gill is its patron and Lurline was also honoured
to find great support and patronage from the late and legendary Tommy Tycho, who composed his Violin Concerto for Maria.
Tycho was personal musician to the Shah of Iran, musical director at Channel 7 for 15 years, directed countless Royal Command Performances and conducted all ABC Symphony orchestras before his death in 2013.
The orchestra will perform his magnificent, Persian-influenced, concerto at the September concert.
Gustav Holst: St Pauls Suite
Daniel Rojas: Little Serenade
Tommy Tycho: Violin Concerto
Maria Lindsay, violin Sergei Rachmaninov arr.
Lee Armstrong: Preludes op. 3 no. 2, op.23 no. 5
Dag Wirén: Serenade
Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances
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The Language of the Spirit
2.30pm concert (including afternoon tea) at the Holy Family Church Hall features music of Holst, Rachmaninov, Wiren, Bartok and two much-loved Australian composers – Tommy Tycho and Daniel Rojas.
Sunday 11 September 2.30pm
Venue: Holy Family Church Hall, 214 Maroubra Rd, Maroubra
Company: Lurline Chamber Orchestra XXXXXX