Saturday afternoon concert of orchestral music (including choral orchestral items), from Baroque to contemporary, featuring a major work each week.


12th June

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Overture - Magic Flute, K620. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Biblical Songs, Op.99, B.185. Brian Rayner Cook, bar. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Schumann, Robert: Introduction and Allegro in D minor, Op.134. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno. London SO/Uri Segal.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.4 in G. Anna Lucia Richter, sop., Bamberg Symphony Orch/Jjakub Hrusa

  • 5th June

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  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Overture: Oberon. Hanover Band/Roy Goodman.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Keyboard Concerto in D, Hob.XVIII:11 Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno., Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Misericordias Domini in D minor, K222. Leipzig Radio Choir, Leipzig RSO/Herbert Kegel.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral'. Birgit Remmert, contr., Charlotte Margiono, sop., Robert Holl, bass, Rudolf Schasching, ten. Arnold Schoenberg Choir, CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

  • 29th May

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Semiramide, Overture. Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Danielle de Niese, sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op.15. Stephen Kovacevich, pno. Australian CO/Stephen Kovacevich.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Serenade No.1 in D, Op.11. Gewandhausorchester/Riccardo Chailly

  • 22nd May

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  • Dvorak, Antonin: Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76, B54. Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Martinu, Bohuslav (arr. Adler, Larry): Concerto for two pianos & orchestra. Dorothy Jonas, pno., Joshua Pierce, pno. Luxembourg RSO/Ettore Stratta.
  • Janacek, Leos: Glagolitic Mass. Felicity Palmer, sop., Ameral Gunson, mezzo-sop., John Mitchinson, ten., Malcolm King, bass. City of Birmingham Orchestra and Chorus/Simon Rattle.

  • 15th May

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  • Brahms, Johannes: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80. Berlin PO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Schumann, Robert: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc. New Philharmonia Orch/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23. Simon Tedeschi, pno. Queensland Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.

  • 8th May

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  • Carmichael, John: Concierto Folklorico. John Carmichael, pno. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Westlake, Nigel: Spirit of the Wild. Diana Doherty, oboe Sydney SO/Nigel Westlake.
  • Walton, Sir William: Henry V: Suite. Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Bax, Sir Arnold: Symphony No.6. London PO/Bryden Thomson.

  • 1st May

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  • Svendsen, Johan: Festival Polonaise, Op.12. Trondheim SO/Ole Kristian Ruud.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op.56 - three orchestral pieces. Malmo SO/Bjarte Engeset.
  • Lange-Muller: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op 69. Lars Bjornkjaer, vln., Aarhus Symphony Orch/Giordano Bellicampi
  • Sibelius, Jean: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.43. Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer.

  • 24th April

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  • Vine, Carl: Suite from The Tempest. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Holst, Gustav: Double concerto for two violins, Op.49. Emanuel Hurwitz, vln., Kenneth Sillito, vln. English CO/Imogen Holst.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Piano Concerto in G. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pno., Philharmonia Orch/Ettore Gracis
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No.7). Alison Hargan, sop., Ian Tracey, org. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.

  • 17th April

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  • Hughes, Robert: Symphony in Three Movements. Melbourne SO/Joseph Post.
  • Bax, Sir Arnold: Violin Concerto. Lydia Mordkovitch, vln. London PO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Walton, Sir William: Belshazzar's Feast. Thomas Hampson, bar. City of Birmingham SO & Chorus. Cleveland Orch Chorus/Sir Simon Rattle.


  • As well as boasting five years working for the internationally acclaimed Steinway and Sons in London, Gary has serviced pianos at The Barbican and Wigmore Halls, and the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. Gary is now putting his knowledge and expertise to use closer to home from his base in Point