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Christmas Festival – 5th December 2021

Australian pianist Ayesha Gough is developing her own style grounded in strong traditional concepts with an inherent interest in the unique and engaging. A strong passion for new music, particularly that of Australian composers, has seen her premiere new works in 2016 and 2017 by Klotz and Yedid, and collaborate with Klotz for the premiere …

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Classical Reunion – 18th April 2021

The NRSO is featuring two of its own flute players as soloists in the upcoming concert, Classical Reunion.  Here, we find out more about Joanna Sullivan and Noelle McAlister. 1: When did you start playing the flute and what has drawn you to this instrument?  Do you play any other instruments? Joanna Sullivan Joanna: I …

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Yuletide – 15th November 2020

A variety program featuring works by Bach, Elgar, Mancini, Strauss and more, to celebrate the return of live classical music on the Northern Rivers – just in time for Christmas.  Our world has changed this year but our passion for the orchestra remains steadfast, and we know that our loyal audience miss the music just …

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A Christmas concert and Carols – 15th December 2019

Audience Review Of Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra

‘ROMANTIC LANDSCAPES’ – 27.10.2019 Conductor: Camillio Manricks. Concertmaster: Alison Fletcher. Soloist: Vicky Hong Take wonderful music from two of the world’s finest composers, played by the leading community orchestra in our area, led by a fine musician, and conducted by a man who has lived with this music for the whole of his working life…..the …

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Romantic Landscapes – 27th October 2019

The NRSO is thrilled to present Romantic Landscapes on Sunday 27th October 2019, featuring Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 performed by Gold Coast soloist and piano teacher Vicky Hong.  She was also the accompanist for the Australian Youth Choir and pianist for the Allegro Trio.  Here, we ask Vicky to tell us a little bit …

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Spotlight on NRSO Musicians – Karen Ruprecht and Neil Heymink

Biography: Karen Ruprecht B.Mus (Hons) L.Mus.A – Bassoon Karen Ruprecht is a Brisbane based professional bassoonist and she has extensive experience in performance and teaching. Karen’s great passion for the bassoon enabled her to establish a firm position as one of the leading educators and advocates for this instrument in Queensland. Her busy schedule includes …

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A Touch of Italy – 28th July 2019

Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra is proud to present a very special concert featuring a mother and son duo, Patricia Bellasi and Marco Bellasi. Originally from Australia, Patricia was a primary music teacher but decided early on that her first love was singing, and after being inspired by Italian opera and singers such as Renata Tebaldi, …

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Pastoral Interlude – 7th April 2019

The Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra would like to invite you to join us at our Autumn Concert – ‘Pastoral Interlude’ – with Conductor Warwick Potter and special guest soloists Billy Richardson (oboe), Nathan Christen (clarinet), Preston Ellis (french horn), and Gabrielle Kerin (bassoon) on the 7th April 2019 to be held at the Tweed Civic Centre at …

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Richard Williams

Spotlight on NRSO Musician – Richard Williams

Richard Williams – timpanist For this concert we highlight the role of Richard Williams, one of the core musicians in the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra who has been performing in our percussion section for over a decade.  The veteran timpanist is also a committee member and stage manager – he is always there to perform …

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