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​Celebration of Youth Southern Highlands

The Celebration of Youth Southern Highlands performance at Chevalier Performing Arts Centre will showcase a 40-piece ensemble comprising Steel City Strings and the BlueScope Youth Orchestra from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.

The lively, exciting program will feature award-winning, young ​soloists:

  • 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 energy and excitement of discovering the exceptional talent of these young​, 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

​The Celebration of Youth​ Southern Highlands 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

Strings with Voices – Kiama

STRINGS WITH VOICES - Kiama

Strings with Voices - Kiama Pavillion hosts Steel City Strings’ second program for 2018 on July 1st.  An exciting new collaboration with the con voci chamber choir.

Steel City Strings players

Steel City Strings

Steel City Strings collaborating with the con voci chamber choir in the Strings with Voices 2018 program

​The con voci chamber choir

​PROGRAM

​1.  Grieg: Holberg Suite ​- Steel City Strings

2.  Three soprano solo items - Susie Bishop

​3.  ​A cappella medley - ​con voci

​4.  Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine - Steel City Strings with con voci

Interval

​5.  Three Tenor solo items - Daniel Tambasco

​6.  Schubert: Mass in G - Steel City Strings with all vocalists

​Read about Strings with Voices

​Soprano soloist Susie Bishop here >>

Tenor soloist Daniel Tambasco here >>

Bass soloist ​Jared Lillehagen here >>

What's in store

Steel City Strings​ open this performance with ​​​Grieg’s delightful Holberg Suite Op 40.

The orchestra will then be joined by Wollongong-based chamber choir, con voci  (directed by Pamela Mildenhall) and vocal soloists in a program celebrating the voice with two choral favourites ​. 

  • Schubert's charming Mass in G major has remained popular with audiences since its composition in 1815. The sheer beauty of its choral writing makes the transition from a Viennese parish church to the world's concert stages unsurprising. Featuring    

Susie Bishop – soprano   

Daniel ​Tambasco – tenor

Jared Lillehagen – bass

  • Similarly engaging is Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, which shares with his famous Requiem a delight in sinuous melodic writing underpinned by rich harmonic textures.

Also, expect some musical hijinks when con voci present a solo group of a cappella songs that will amuse the mind and delight the ear.​​