Memoirs – 30th March 2014

Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary with the upcoming concert, “Memoirs”, People’s Choice Concert, on Sunday 30th March 2014.

The NRSO was founded by its original Conductor and Artistic Director, Mr Barry Singh, who grew up dreaming of conducting his own orchestra one day.  That dream became a reality in early 1990s, starting with an 18-piece chamber ensemble, and now, as the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra, draws as many as 60 musicians for each concert.

Since Mr Singh’s retirement in late 2012, the orchestra and its committee, run solely by dedicated volunteers, have worked tirelessly to keep that dream alive.  Magnificent repertoires are put together with guest conductors, invited professionals and local musicians, all with the common goal of bringing the highest quality classical music to the Northern Rivers for the enjoyment of all our audience.

And it is our audience that we thank today for all the support they have given the orchestra, many of whom have been attending our concerts from the beginning.  The audience makes us their local orchestra.  As one audience has commented, “The NRSO concerts are a high point which I look forward to and try not to miss”.

To celebrate NRSO’s 20th anniversary, our audience helped us select the repertoire for “Memoirs”.  The journey of the NRSO is re-lived in this program, with a collection of all-time favourites including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, and many more.  We look forward to sharing this wonderful concert with our audience, who have made it possible for us to keep performing throughout the years.

At this concert we will also present the major raffle prize, “No Strings Attached” painting by Di Skelly Heron.  A well known and respected Australian artist, Di held her first solo exhibition in Perth in 1987 and subsequently exhibited around the world.  Borne from her love of the orchestra and music, “No Strings Attached” is a colourful and uplifting reflection of the NRSO, a truly marvellous artwork.  The lucky winner of the painting will be drawn and announced at the concert.

“Memoirs” – People’s Choice Concert, conducted by Chen Yang and performed by Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra, is on Sunday 30th March 2014, 2.30pm NSW time, at Tweed Heads Civic Centre.

To purchase tickets with credit card please click here.

For any enquiries please phone 0466 819 154.  Tickets (cash-only) are also available at the Box Office from 17th to 28th March, Monday to Friday between 10am – 3pm, or at the door if not sold out.