Media Release For Immediate Release October 31st, 2023. Renowned Saxophonist Pays Tribute to Local Area – Body and Soul. Steel City Strings has a proven track record of outstanding commissions from Australian composers and this new work from Nick Russoniello is no exception. Wollongong-raised saxophonist Nick Russoniello was the perfect fit for the orchestra. A […]
1ST NOVEMBER 2023
2024 Season Announcement
Steel City Strings is thrilled to announce an exciting 2024 Season Program.
A new year will bring 3 carefully curated programs to delight all concert goers who love string music.
Program 1 – “Identity” tells the story of human nature and the amazing ability within all of us to create beauty even in circumstances where our very identity is questioned and put to the test.
- Noveletten No.1 by Samuel Coleridge- Taylor
- Intermezzo for String Orchestra by Franz Schreker
- Romance, Op. 11 by Gerald Finzi
- Elegy fpr String Orchestra by FS Kelly
- Suite in E major for string orchestra Op. 1a by Ethyl Smyth
Program 2 – “Reel Music” For the first time, SCS turns to the art of composition for the screen to celebrate its breadth of scope and ambition. Work by Australian composer John Spence (Riptide) will take its place among selections from scores from major films which have highlight strings performance, such as Cinema Paradiso, Psycho, The Shawshank Redemption, Cloud Atlas, and Hamlet. A new work will be commissioned from renowned film composer Lauren Mercovich (Every Picture) and a local actor will be engaged to act as an MC and perform selected monologues from featured films.
Program 3 – “Choral Riffs” For our final concerts of the year, we will collaborate with local chamber choir con voci and the WollCon Chamber Choir to present a program which melds choral and strings work, to move, inspire and provoke. A new commission for strings and choir by composer Sally Whitwell will be the centerpiece of the concert, supported by works by Faure, Wilson, and other masters of the craft of blending the melodics of voice and strings.
BOOK before November 30th for a 10% discount on a yearly subscription.
Just use the discount code: worm . Yes, the early bird gets the worm!
We look forward to sharing this amazing music with you in 2024!