Canberra Sinfonia returns, and so does Lenny Weiss

Directed by Leonard Weiss
Natalie Nicolas & Lachner
Saturday 5 December at 2pm
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT
Tickets: $35 at

We are delighted to see Artistic Director Leonard Weiss conducting the Canberra Sinfonia again, having recently returned from studying conducting with Marin Alsop in the USA.

Prime goals for the Sinfonia are to give exceptional performances of chamber music, and to promote new music, primarily by Australian composers, as a core feature of their concerts.

Lenny Weiss talks about the Canberra Sinfonia concert on 5 December

The repertoire for the 5 December concert is:

Natalie Nicolas
  • The Business of Recovery and The End by Australian composer Natalie Nicolas. Both originally written for string quartet, the pieces have been reinvented by Natalie  specifically for the SInfonia, bringing out a range of joyous and reflective moods for this special Canberra premiere.
  • Nonet  by Franz Lachnet, one of many overlooked many hidden treasures written by then-well-known composers who have drifted into near-anonymity in current orchestral programming. Lachner’s Nonet is from the middle of the Romantic period, so it carries all of the melodic elegance that can be heard in timeless works by Beethoven, Schubert or Brahms, all the while following a nearly-symphonic structure with great prowess. Lachner shows Romantic musicality and craftsmanship at its finest.

Image credits

  • Natalie Nicolas, courtesy the artist
  • Leonard Weiss by William Hall.