Steel City Strings

A vibrant​ chamber orchestra showcasing the professional talents of players from the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Region. ​

Upcoming Events

SCS @ HOME | 'The Return' 2020 & Beethoven Trio Broadcasts

Until end September 2021

Steel City Strings have released ‘The Return’ and a recording of Beethoven’s Trio No. 1 in C minor for FREE viewing.

Digital Subscriptions

Until end September 2021

 ***50% OFF SALE***. Enjoy Exclusive, Unlimited Access to Steel City Strings digital concerts and recordings for three months with a Steel City Strings Digital Subscription.

 

STATEMENT ON EARTH CONNECTIONS

Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, Steel City Strings will not go ahead with Earth Connections featuring William Barton performances at Chevalier Performings Arts Centre, Wollongong Town Hall and at Nowra School of Arts across August 22-29. Ticket holders will be refunded by Merrigong Box Office for the Wollongong Town Hall soon and subscription holders across all venues will be able to hold onto their ticket until we can present the program at a later date.

Steel City Strings is committed to delivering its 2020 programming across 2021 and 2022, as restrictions permit.

Thank you for your understanding.

In the meantime, we will be extending our existing Digital Subscriptions until the end of September 2021 for existing Digital Subscription holders.

If you would like to purchase a Digital Subscription for 3 months of access, you can do so via our website for just $20 over the next two weeks (50% off).

Click here to purchase a Digital Subscription.

 

 

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'The Composer is in the Room' concert. Wollongong Town Hall, 2021.

‘The Composer is in the Room’ concert. Wollongong Town Hall, 2021. Credit: Chris Frape courtesy of Wollongong City Council.

Experience the Energy

Steel City Strings provides 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 Carr-Boyd, Sculthorpe, Ford and Grainger as well as local composers John Spence, Michael Barkl and Adrian Whitehall. The orchestra also features the talents of exceptional local solo musicians.

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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Kyle Little

Kyle Little

Artistic Director/Concert Master

Karella Mitchell

Karella Mitchell

Principal Cello

Jacob Antonio

Jacob Antonio

Principal Violin

Ethan Ireland

Ethan Ireland

Principal Double Bass

Adrian Davis

Adrian Davis

Principal Viola

Latest News

Statement on Earth Connections

Statement on Earth Connections

Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, Steel City Strings will not go ahead with Earth Connections featuring William Barton performances at Chevalier Performings Arts Centre, Wollongong Town Hall and at Nowra School of Arts across August 22-29. Ticket holders will...

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SCS @ HOME | ‘The Return’ 2020 Broadcast

SCS @ HOME | ‘The Return’ 2020 Broadcast

Steel City Strings broadcast their late 2020 program 'The Return' LIVE on YouTube Premiere this Friday night.   A program that is short and sweet offers two old favourites, Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos and Peter Warlock’s popular Capriol Suite. And a...

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Announcement: Celebration of Youth

Announcement: Celebration of Youth

Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, Steel City Strings will not be going ahead with performances tonight at Wollongong Town Hall and tomorrow afternoon at Nowra School of Arts. Ticketholders will be refunded by Merrigong Box Office for the Wollongong Town Hall...

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Testimonials

The members of Steel City Strings are outstanding examples of hard work, enterprise, enthusiasm and dedication. They reach for the stars and beyond. More power to these wonderful people.

Richard Gill AO

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.

Anon

A fascinating program of works from various musical periods... The orchestra played with a strong sense of ensemble, and brought an infectious verve to the Mozart.

Anon

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