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Serenades and Dances 2018 Program
The Serenades and Dances program was the first time Steel City Strings played with guitar.Conducted by Shilong Ye, the program[...]
Ross Edwards Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra
​Steel City Strings feature​s Australian composer Ross Edwards' Arafura Dances – Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra in the last program[...]
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E Minor
​The first piece to be featured in Steel City Strings' Serenades and Dances program is Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings[...]
Strings with Voices
Steel City Strings collaborate with the con voci chamber choir Susie Bishop, Soprano Daniel Tambasco, Tenor Jared Lillehagen, Bass June[...]
Steel City Strings Audience feedback – July 18
​Audience feedback from the Strings with Voices performance has thrilled the members of Steel City Strings and inspired more exciting[...]
Jared Lillehagen – Steel City Strings guest soloist
Jared Lillehagen is an Operatic Baritone, proficient in Italian, French, and German diction. Jared Lillehagen's training Jared Lillehagen studied a[...]
Daniel Tambasco – Steel City Strings guest soloist
Daniel Tambasco's unique style, vocal talent and stagecraft brings to life the songs people love from pop to opera and[...]
Susie Bishop – Steel City Strings guest soloist
Susie Bishop BCA MMus, a feature soloist with Steel City Strings in the Strings with Voices series, is a prominent[...]
Edvard Grieg – Holberg Suite Op 40
Originally composed for piano in 1884, Edvard Grieg adapted his Holberg Suite, Op 40 year later that year for string[...]
Richard Gill introduces The Passion of Music
The premiere of The Passion of Music was an early highlight for this year for Steel City Strings.  The film[...]
Radio interview: Tony Williams & Karella Mitchell from The Passion of Music
Earlier today the ABC Illawarra Mornings with Nick Rheinberger show aired an interview recorded earlier this week with Tony Williams[...]
Magazine interview: Tony Williams on his movie The Passion of Music
Tony Williams talks with 2515 Magazine about The Passion of Music which debuts on Wollongong on February 11.
The Passion of Music
Acclaimed filmmaker Tony Williams draws us into the heart of a chamber orchestra, Steel City Strings based in Wollongong, and[...]
Music Through the Ages in October 2017
SUNDAY 22nd October at 2 pm                               [...]
Documentary “Steel City Strings -The Passion of Music”
We are really excited about the 76 min Documentary movie  Tony Williams has made about Steel City Strings.  It has[...]
Andrew Ford, OAM becomes Patron of Steel City Strings
Steel City Strings is honoured and delighted to announce that the distinguished composer Andrew Ford, OAM, has accepted the invitation[...]
Fundraising target achieved
THANK YOU  MOST SINCERELY TO OUR DONORS WHO LET US ACHIEVE OUR GOAL OF $6000 TO SUPPORT OUR EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY[...]
view the videos from our Celebration of Youth
Our young soloists  and composer were recorded by Four Donkey Films Stephanie Tam: https://vimeo.com/209882855 Olivia Kowalik: https://vimeo.com/210005950 Cedar Newman/ Lina Lee:[...]
Steel City Strings- CELEBRATION OF YOUTH in March, 2017
​ 1.  CELEBRATION OF YOUTH in Nowra  was co-presented by the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on March 12, 2017Orchestras:Steel City Strings[...]
Fundraising Target= 82 % achieved!
We are thrilled to report that we are now 82% of the way to our fundraising target. THANK YOU to[...]
Community Building Partnership Grant
  We are delighted to announce that we have received a Community Building Partnership grant from the NSW Government. Management[...]
Audience Feedback from our September 2016 concerts
    We are pleased to report the survey of music lovers who attended our September concerts in Berry or Wollongong[...]
Videos from our June 2016 concert
Play some beautiful music now!   Click on the links below. View two of our professionally recorded and edited items[...]
Sept ’16 Concerts: Composers of the Romantic Era plus Benjamin Britten
Love the Romantic Era Composers?  Then you won't want to miss the Steel City Strings performances in Berry and Wollongong[...]
Inaugural Wollongong Eisteddfod Performance
The inaugural Wollongong Eisteddford Steel City Strings Concerto Performance was an outstanding success! On Saturday 25th June 2016, seven soloists[...]
A video introduction to Steel City Strings
  We are privileged to have had Tony Williams of  Four Donkey Films provide us a link to the video[...]
The Orchestra on Location in Nowra
Steel City Strings had a rehearsal on 29 May 2016 for their  upcoming  concert "Classics in the South" This was[...]
An awesome video of the Steel City Strings
Our wonderful friend, the film director, Tony Williams of Four Donkey Films has provided this link to a professionally produced[...]
Expanding our horizons…
Concert in Nowra Steel City Strings is the South Coast and Illawarra’s own professional string orchestra performing favourite classics and[...]
Wollongong Eisteddfod – String Players accompanied by Steel City Strings!
We are proud to announce that this Section has been sponsored by the Sutherland Family. Eight Eisteddfod entrants  (violin and[...]
2016 Winter Concerts
Set aside the date for one of our two concerts in June to hear the wonderful Mozart Duo Concertante a[...]
2016 Autumn Concert
Photo courtesy Nicholas Williams In March 2016 we gave two Inspirational Autumn Concerts spanning 4 centuries from Vivaldi to Metallica Sunday[...]
Steel City Strings wowed Berry
On August 16 2015  Berry was treated to a very special concert conducted by Sarah Grace Williams, listed by Limelight Magazine[...]
Steel City Strings in the news!
The Steel City Strings May 2015 Autumn concerts captured the attention of the Illawarra Mercury Newspaper. The newspaper sent a[...]