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


15th January

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  • Cherubini, Luigi: Concert Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15. Nelson Freire, pno. Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Zaide: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben. Emma Matthews, sop. Tasmanian SO/Marko Letonja.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92. CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

  • 8th January

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  • Benjamin, Arthur: North American Square Dance. Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner.
  • Foote, Arthur: Suite in E, Op.63. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Beach, Amy: Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op.45. Alan Feinberg, pno. Nashville SO/Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • Barber, Samuel: Intermezzo from Vanessa (Act III), Op.32. Columbia SO/Thomas Schippers.
  • Hanson, Howard: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.33. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.

  • 1st January

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  • Menotti, Gian Carlo: Overture - Amelia al ballo. Columbia SO/Thomas Schippers.
  • Ibert, Jacques: Divertissement. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Violin concerto in D, Op.35. James Ehnes, vln., Sydney Symphony Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch/Vasily Petrenko

  • 25th December

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: The Silken Ladder, Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Songs from The Starlight Express, Op. 78. Alison Hagley, sop., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22. Bertrand Chamayou, pno., Orchestre National de France/Emanuel Krivine
  • Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No.3, Op.27, FS60 - Espansiva. Kirsten Schultz, sop., Peter Rasmussen, bar. Danish RSO/Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert: Hansel and Gretel. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Barbara Bonney, sop., Bavarian RSO, Jeffrey Tate.

  • 18th December

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  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 92 in G, Hob.I:92 - Oxford. La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: La Clemenza di Tito, K621, excerpts. Akiko Nakajimia, sop., Bruce Martin, bass, Christopher Doig, ten., Elizabeth Campbell, m-sop., Joan Carden, sop., Suzanne Johnston, m-sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch, Australian Opera Chorus/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37. Jayson Gillham, pno. Adelaide SO/Nicholas Carter.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 11th December

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  • Palmer, George: Toccata for double string orchestra. Cove CO/Stephen Williams.
  • Sutherland, Margaret: Violin Concerto. Leonard Dommett, vln. Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Wagner R: Der Engel from Wesendonck Lieder, Op.91. Nance Grant, sop. West Australian SO/Dalia Atlas.
  • Straus O: The Chocolate Soldier: My Hero with introduction. Nance Grant, sop. Unnamed Orch/Hector Crawford.
  • Tubin, Eduard: Concertino for piano and orchestra. Roland Pontinen, pno. Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Lilburn, Douglas: Symphony No.1. New Zealand SO/John Hopkins.

  • 4th December

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  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Nais, Overture. Orch Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Chausson, Ernest: Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, Op.19. Steve Davislim, ten. Queensland Orch/Guillaume Tourniaire.
  • Schumann, Robert: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc. French NO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Concertino for Harp & Orchestra. Gillian Benet, harp Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Farrenc, Louise: Symphony No.3 in G minor, Op.36. Insula Orch/Laurence Equilbey

  • 27th November

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  • Donizetti: Overture: la Fille du Regiment. Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Richard Bonynge.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: La Cenerentola, excerpts. Various, Alessandro Corbelli, bs-bar., Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Gloria Banditelli, contr. Bologna Theatre Chorus, Bologna Theatre Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Paganini, Nicolo: Variations on a theme from "La Cenerentola" by Rossini. Salvatore Accardo, vln. London PO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 'Italian'. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Stabat Mater. Anna Netrebko, sop., Joyde DiDonato, mezzo-sop., Lawrence Brownlee, ten., Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, bass, Chorus and Orchestra of National Academy, St Cecilia, Rome/Antonio Pappano.


  • 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