On 28th September, 7:30pm at NCPA
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The Australian World Orchestra reunites for its second tour to India in September 2018 as a highlight of ‘Australia Fest’, a festival of Australian culture and creativity taking place across the country.
Led by Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Alexander Briger AO, the tour sees the Australian World Orchestra return to Chennai and Mumbai, and the first performance in Kerala of a western symphony orchestra, taking place in an unusual concert venue within the sumptuous surrounds of the newly opened Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty.
The programme, including operatic and symphonic works by Mozart, Bizet and Beethoven, will be performed by 52 of Australia’s finest musicians from the world’s leading orchestras including the Vienna and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, the Antwerp and London Symphony Orchestras, and musicians from the Australian state orchestras.
A special highlight of the concerts will be a solo performance from the outstanding violinist Daniel Dodds (Artistic Director of Festival Strings Lucerne) of the virtuosic Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens performed on his 1717 Stradivarius violin.
The Australian World Orchestra is also delighted to announce mezzo-soprano Caroline Meng as guest soloist in Cochin and Mumbai where she will perform 3 famous arias from Bizet’s opera, Carmen. The Paris based Meng is acclaimed for her versatility across a variety of musical styles ranging from opera to recital and sacred concerts.
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Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Bizet: Arias from Carmen with mezzo-soprano Caroline Meng “Habanera”, “Seguidilla” & “Gypsy Song”
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Daniel Dodds, soloist
Jenkins: Pallido – Performed by AWO musicians and students
Vivaldi: Sinfonia in C – Performed by AWO musicians and students
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A Major
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This performance is a part of Australia Fest , a six-month long festival till March 2019 which celebrates Australian culture, creativity and innovation in India. The festival will include 75 events across 20 cities and will cover performing arts, visual arts, literature, virtual reality, film, food, sports, children’s content and more.