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World Premiere of The Passion of Music 11.02.18

Acclaimed filmmaker Tony Williams draws us into the heart of a chamber orchestra, Steel City Strings based in Wollongong, and reveals the interaction and the stories of the people behind the music.

The film will be introduced by Richard Gill AO, one of Australia's most pre-eminent conductors and internationally respected as a music educator.

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Luke Spicer
Conductor - Orchestra
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Karella Mitchell
Principal Cello - Orchestra
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Joanna Landstra
Principal Viola - Orchestra
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Andrew Ford OAM
Patron
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Jacob Antonio
Principal Violin - Orchestra
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Kyle Little
Artistic Director/Concert Master - Orchestra

Join our SCS Illawarra Rising Stars -  teams of junior chamber strings players.

WHO WE ARE

Steel City Strings is a vibrant local string orchestra from the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Region. The orchestra consists of professional musicians and talented amateur players from the area’s local music community.

We provide an important platform:

  • for local musicians to come together to play exciting music
  • to inspire young local string players
  • to feature local soloists
  • to support and showcase talented Australian composers

Concerts have featured compositions by Australian composers Sculthorpe and Grainger, as well as local composers Michael Barkl and John Spence.We also feature the talents of local artists and performers – past concerts have included folk-singer Rebecca Moore and violinist Anna Da Silva Chen.

Mentoring and developing young local players through coaching and providing opportunities to play and perform with the orchestra is an integral part of our strategy for developing the orchestra and its members.

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Book your 2018 Season Pass

2018 brings a massive program for Steel City Strings. We have three programs for you covering Dvorak, Mendelssohn and more. We partner with Con Voci for works with choir and orchestra and finish off the year with the return of eminent Australian composer Matthew Hindson to Wollongong.

The orchestra's most recent performance in Kiama last Sunday presented a fascinating program of works from various musical periods, beginning in the Baroque era with Locatelli's delightful Christmas concerto followed by the effervescent Divertimento in F major by Mozart. In these works, the orchestra played with a strong sense of ensemble, and brought an infectious verve to the Mozart.

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In Debussy's Sacred and Profane Dances of 1904 the orchestra was joined by harpist Paulina Smirnov whose scintillating playing created a wonderful and subtly-nuanced centrepiece for the concert.

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