3pm, Sunday 16 May 2021
The Q, Queanbeyan
In a celebration of Beethoven’s 251st birthday, after his 250th party was sadly cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, Maestro Louis Sharpe makes his conducting debut with the NCO as it performs the thunderous Symphony No 5 in C minor.
The program opens with the Overture from The Magic Flute by Mozart.
Also featured will be the atmospheric The Blue Mountains by renowned Canberra composer Sally Greenaway, in an arrangement made especially for the NCO. This work portrays the vista of the stunning Blue Mountains with their dramatic valleys and rock formations seen from an aerial perspective.
The soloist, Canberra cellist James Monro, will perform Kol Nidrei, a soulful work for cello and orchestra by Max Bruch, based on two traditional Hebrew melodies.