By Jim Fagan
Still upbeat from his gold medal Olympic success with Noosa Chorale, Sunshine Coast music director and orchestra conductor Adrian King is presenting another hugely entertaining programme.
Calling it the “The Power of Two” he has combined the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and the talent-filled Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra to create what he believes is the largest assembly of musicians ever to have played on the Sunshine Coast.
In fact, to house the concert on Sunday, July 25, the organisers have had to search for an extra large venue–St Andrew’s Anglican College in Peregian Springs, whose hall can fit 2,500 people
In all, there will be 130 musicians and conductor Adrian predicts the sound will be “awe inspiring.”
Among the selections in the programme is a medley of the timeless tunes from Les Mis¨¦rables, the musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name.As well, there is an arrangement from the soundtrack of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Harry Gregson-Williams composed the soundtrack, which was released in 2005 by Walt Disney Records.
The equally famous Procession of the Nobles from Rimsky-Korsakov’s half opera, half ballet Mlada, first produced in 1892, is also there. The music bursts with life with a rousing brass flourish and followed by noble processional music.
Experience the sound on Sunday, July 25, 3pm at St Andrew’s Anglican College in Peregian Springs. Tickets are $15, including a programme, and are available on the SCSO website. www.sunshinecoastsymphonyorchestra.com
Under 18’s are free.