Romantic treats in concert season win

STARRING Padstow conductor Warwick Tyrrell, the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra opens up its 2020 concert season with ‘First and Final’, a dazzling treat of Romantic favourites for orchestra and piano and a little something new for everyone, including the orchestra.

The delights begin with a burst of brilliance in yet another Australian Premiere performance, this time of Shostakovich’s very first opus, his concert ‘Scherzo’.
Never performed in Australia before, this work will dazzle with its sparkle, youthful exuberance and creativity.
The concert concludes with Mendelssohn’s final Symphony, Number 5. A work of great power, alternating solemnity and vivacity, this masterpiece has been largely neglected from the concert halls.
“This outstanding symphony deserves much more recognition than the cannons of time have graced it with, so we are excited to present it in this program,” Tyrrell said.
“This concert is full of revelations and discoveries. Don’t miss it!”
Catch ‘First and Final’ on Saturday, March 28 (5.30pm) and March 29 (2.30pm) at St Columba, corner Forth & Ocean Streets, Woollahra.
Tickets: $35 and $25 (concession); children under 12 free.
Bookings: ticketbooth.com.au. More info: wpo.org.au.