Season of Celebration
Date: Sunday 2.30pm 11th December 2016
Venue: St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 360 Church Street, Richmond, for directions click here
Tickets can be purchased in advance until the day before the concert click here
The Grainger Wind Symphony presents its fifth and final concert ‘Season of Celebration’! Featuring ‘The Night Before Christmas’ narrated by Alan Brough, ‘Russian Christmas Music’, ‘A Christmas Festival’, works by Grainger, De Meij and Kazik, and our 2017 Young Player Scholarship winner with guest artists Ochre Trio, Mozart Trio and Quartet Epiphany.
The last concert for the year has be an opportunity to program works that full of traditional melody as well as as other works that challenge our musicians. We hope that you enjoy listening to these quite varied works that has drawn inspiration from Russian, Sweden, and American traditions , their uplifting character and seasonal cheer.
Chamber groups and works
The Grainger Wind Symphony
Spring by Johan de Meij
Eviler Elves by James Kazik
The composer has been a staff arranger at the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s own” since 2001 and staff writer for Hal Leonard since 2008. This work was composed in 2010. Using the creative imagery of mischievous and somewhat sinister elves, James Kazik plays tricks on the ears with this innovative composition.
English Waltz by Percy Grainger
Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed
The Night Before Christmas with narrator Alan Brough
A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson
Thank you for supporting live music in Melbourne! The Grainger Wind Symphony wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas; a happy new year; and safe travels home!
See you next year. Dates are posted on this website.