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Steel City Strings September Symphonic Sounds

A Night of Symphonic Sounds with Anna Da Silva Chen and Steel City Strings.

FEATURING Beethoven’s violin concerto and other favourites 

In this spectacular show, Steel City Strings joins forces with violinist Anna da Silva Chen playing Beethoven’s violin concerto. The string orchestra augmented with brass, woodwind and percussion, will be performing Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and other symphonic favourites. This is a rare experience that should not be missed.

Steel City Strings is a truly unique not-for-profit chamber orchestra of local musicians bringing the highest quality chamber music to the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands. The orchestra has been delighting local audiences for the last four years, showcasing the great classical works for string orchestra and featuring local soloists, choirs, and composers.

Sydney-born violinist Anna da Silva Chen is recognised as one of Australia's finest emerging violinists, appearing as a soloist with many of Australia's major orchestras. Featured as their Artist-in-Residence for two years, Anna performs extensively with the Australia Piano Quartet and has won many awards.

Join us for a spectacular night of Beethoven, Mozart and other symphonic favourites in this not to be missed event. 


Burradoo
Sunday 15 September 2019 at 2pm
LOCATION
Chevalier College Performing Arts Centre
11 Charlotte Street, Burradoo, NSW 2576

Wollongong
Saturday 21 September 2019 7:30pm
LOCATION
St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Harbour St Wollongong, NSW 2500

Nowra
Sunday 22 September 2019 at 2pm
LOCATION
Nowra School of Arts
Berry St, Nowra, NSW 2541

Celebration of Youth – Wollongong

​Celebration of Youth - Wollongong

Steel City Strings is joined by BlueScope Youth Orchestra from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music to form a 40-piece ensemble in this lively, exciting program.

​​Experience the energy and excitement of these exceptionally talented young, award-winning, local musicians:

  • Peter Lavilles, winner of the 2018 Wollongong Conservatorium Concerto Competition, performing Weber’s virtuosic ‘Bassoon Concerto’
  • Cedar Newman, winner of numerous Eisteddfods, returns from her violin studies in New York to present Saint-Sa​ëns’ brilliant ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’
  • Singer/songwriters Emma Snellgrove and Caitlin Schlenker will get feet tapping with their original song ‘Capsized’, which wowed audiences in the Cantabile Music Festival at Sydney Opera House in 2018
  • World premiere of ‘Absence of Light’, composed specially for this event by local young composer and double bass player Adrian Whitehall, who has had work commissioned and performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

In addition the combined orchestras will play suites and dances for chamber orchestra by Purcell, Boyce, Grieg and Piazzolla.

Cedar-Rose Newman Celebration of Youth Soloist
Peter Lavilles soloist with Celebration of Youth
Emma Snellgrove and Caitlin Schlenker perform in Celebration of Youth Kiama concert with Steel City Strings
Adrian Whitehall composition premiers at 2019 Celebration of Youth
Bluescope Youth Orchestra perform in Celebration of Youth Kiama concert with Steel City Strings

Celebration of Youth Program:

Abdelazer Suite​...................................................................Henry Purcell

  • Overture
  • Air 1
  • Air 2 
  • Dido's Lament. (from the opera Dido and Aeneas)
  • Rondeau

Lyric Pieces​​...........................................................................Edvard Grieg

  • Norwegian Dance
  • Waltz
  • Hailing
  • At The Cradle
  • Puck

​TWO TANGOS
Underground Tango​........................................................Goran Bregovic
Libertango​...........................................................................Astor Piazzolla

Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major for Strings​..................William Boyce

  • 1 Allegro
  • 2 Largo
  • 3 Allegro

​ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS         

Capsized​...................................Emma Snellgrove and Caitlin Schlenker

Breaking Point.................................................Snellgrove and Schlenker

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso....................Camille Saint-Saëns

          Soloist,  Cedar-Rose Newman, violin       biography >

Absence of Light............................................................Adrian Whitehall
Commissioned work-world premier performances

Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op75​.................Carl Maria von Weber

  • 1 Allegro ma non troppo

            Soloist, Peter Lavilles, bassoon

TICKETS
Adult $45
Concession $40
Student $20
Under 18yr $10
Family $100

​The Celebration of Youth Kiama performance is made possible through the support of the following organisations:
Celebration of Youth is proudly supported by SCE


​​Celebration of Youth is
supported by the
NSW Government
through Create NSW

Celebration of Youth is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
sponsors of Celebration of Youth Concert series
Supporters of Steel City Strings Celebration of Youth
Sponsors of Steel City Strings Celebration of Youth Concert series

Celebration of Youth – Kiama

​Celebration of Youth - Kiama

Steel City Strings is joined by BlueScope Youth Orchestra from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music to form a 40-piece ensemble in this lively, exciting program. ​

​Experience the energy and excitement of these exceptionally talented young, award-winning, local musicians:

  • Peter Lavilles, winner of the 2018 Wollongong Conservatorium Concerto Competition, performing Weber’s virtuosic ‘Bassoon Concerto’
  • Cedar Newman, winner of numerous Eisteddfods, returns from her violin studies in New York to present Saint-Sa​ëns’ brilliant ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’
  • Singer/songwriters Emma Snellgrove and Caitlin Schlenker will get feet tapping with their original song ‘Capsized’, which wowed audiences in the Cantabile Music Festival at Sydney Opera House in 2018
  • World premiere of ‘Absence of Light’, composed specially for this event by local young composer and double bass player Adrian Whitehall, who has had work commissioned and performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

In addition the combined orchestras will play suites and dances for chamber orchestra by Purcell, Boyce, Grieg and Piazzolla.

​Experience the excitement of discovering the exceptional talent of these young, award-winning, local musicians.

Cedar-Rose Newman Celebration of Youth Soloist
Peter Lavilles soloist with Celebration of Youth
Emma Snellgrove and Caitlin Schlenker perform in Celebration of Youth Kiama concert with Steel City Strings
Adrian Whitehall composition premiers at 2019 Celebration of Youth
Bluescope Youth Orchestra perform in Celebration of Youth Kiama concert with Steel City Strings

​Celebration of Youth Program:

Abdelazer Suite​...................................................................Henry Purcell

  • Overture
  • Air 1
  • Air 2 
  • Dido's Lament. (from the opera Dido and Aeneas)
  • Rondeau

Lyric Pieces​​...........................................................................Edvard Grieg

  • Norwegian Dance
  • Waltz
  • Hailing
  • At The Cradle
  • Puck

​TWO TANGOS
Underground Tango​........................................................Goran Bregovic
Libertango​...........................................................................Astor Piazzolla

Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major for Strings​..................William Boyce

  • 1 Allegro
  • 2 Largo
  • 3 Allegro

​ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS         

Capsized​...................................Emma Snellgrove and Caitlin Schlenker

Breaking Point.................................................Snellgrove and Schlenker

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso....................Camille Saint-Saëns

          Soloist,  Cedar-Rose Newman, violin       biography >

Absence of Light............................................................Adrian Whitehall
Commissioned work-world premier performances

Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op75​.................Carl Maria von Weber

  • 1 Allegro ma non troppo

            Soloist, Peter Lavilles, bassoon


​​TICKETS
Adult $45
Concession $40
Student $20
Under 18yr $10
Family $100

​Celebration of Youth - Kiama ​Disability Access

There is an Access Ramp with the ability to drive up to ramp to the hall level.  The Access toilet is on the same level as the hall.

If entering from the lower level access can be gained using the lift.

​The Celebration of Youth Kiama performance is made possible through the support of the following organisations:
Celebration of Youth is proudly supported by SCE


​Celebration of Youth is
supported by the
NSW Government
through Create NSW

Celebration of Youth is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
sponsors of Celebration of Youth Concert series
Supporters of Steel City Strings Celebration of Youth
Sponsors of Steel City Strings Celebration of Youth Concert series

Serenades and Dances – Mittagong

​Serenades and Dances - Mittagong

​Serenades and Dances - ​​Mittagong Playhouse hosts Steel City Strings’ final program for 2018 on September 16 featuring guitar virtuoso Aleksandr Tsiboulski.

Aleksandr Tsiboulski performing with Steel City Strings

​​Serenades and Dances - Mittagong performance: ​Aleksandr Tsiboulski joins Steel City Strings (image by Tony Lewis)

Steel City Strings featured in the movie Passion of Music

​Steel City Strings featured in the movie Passion of Music by Tony Williams

What's in store

We are ​excited, and honoured, to be joined by virtuoso guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski for the final Steel City Strings program for 2018.

​​To celebrate, Artistic Director, Kyle Little has created a beautiful and inspiring program:

  • ​Serenade for Strings, Op.12 - Victor Herbert
  • Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 - Edward Elgar
  • Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 - Samuel Barber
  • My Light - David Haladjian

​And featuring Aleksandr Tsiboulski on guitar:

  • Arafura Dances: Concerto for Guitar and Strings - Ross Edwards
  • Fandango for strings, G.448 - L. Boccherini
​Serenades and Dances - ​​Mittagong ​Disability Access

​Wheelchair access to the concert hall is via the street level Fire Exit.  An Access toilet is on the same level.

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SERENADES and DANCES – Wollongong

​Serenades and Dances - Wollongong

​Serenades and Dances - ​Wollongong Art Gallery hosts Steel City Strings’ final program for 2018 on September ​22 featuring guitar virtuoso Aleksandr Tsiboulski.

Aleksandr Tsiboulski performing with Steel City Strings

​Serenades and Dances - Wollongong performance: ​Aleksandr Tsiboulski joins Steel City Strings (image by Tony Lewis)

Steel City Strings featured in the movie Passion of Music

Steel City Strings featured in the movie Passion of Music by Tony Williams

What's in store

We are ​excited, and honoured, to be joined by virtuoso guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski for the final Steel City Strings program for 2018.

​​To celebrate, Artistic Director, Kyle Little has created a beautiful and inspiring program:

  • ​Serenade for Strings, Op.12 - Victor Herbert
  • Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 - Edward Elgar
  • Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 - Samuel Barber
  • My Light - David Haladjian

​And featuring Aleksandr Tsiboulski on guitar:

  • Arafura Dances: Concerto for Guitar and Strings - Ross Edwards
  • Fandango for strings, G.448 - L. Boccherini
​Serenades and Dances - ​Wollongong ​Disability Access

​Concerts are held in the BlueScope gallery on Level 3 of the Wollongong Art Gallery.

Access is via a ramp at the entrance with a lift to Level 3. The Access toilet is on the ground floor only.

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SERENADES and DANCES – Kiama

​Serenades and Dances - Kiama

​Serenades and Dances - Kiama Pavillion hosts Steel City Strings’ final program for 2018 on September 16 featuring guitar virtuoso Aleksandr Tsiboulski.

Aleksandr Tsiboulski performing with Steel City Strings

Aleksandr Tsiboulski joins Steel City Strings for Serenades and Dances (image by Tony Lewis)

Steel City Strings featured in the movie Passion of Music

Steel City Strings featured in the movie Passion of Music by Tony Williams

What's in store

We are ​excited, and honoured, to be joined by virtuoso guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski for the final Steel City Strings program for 2018.

​​To celebrate, Artistic Director, Kyle Little has created a beautiful and inspiring program:

  • ​Serenade for Strings, Op.12 - Victor Herbert
  • Serenade for Strings, Op. 20 - Edward Elgar
  • Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 - Samuel Barber
  • My Light - David Haladjian

​And featuring Aleksandr Tsiboulski on guitar:

  • Arafura Dances: Concerto for Guitar and Strings - Ross Edwards
  • Fandango for strings, G.448 - L. Boccherini
​Serenades and Dances - Kiama ​Disability Access

There is an Access Ramp with the ability to drive up to ramp to the hall level.  The Access toilet is on the same level as the hall.

If entering from the lower level access can be gained using the lift.