SSSO to get your pulse racing during autumn concert

A jewel in the shire’s artistic crown: The Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra.
A jewel in the shire’s artistic crown: The Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra.

The Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra will get your pulse racing with a riotous program for its autumn concert at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

The program will feature stunning works by Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok in its “Sturm und Drang” or ‘‘Storm and Stress’’ concert.

Under the baton of principal conductor and musical director, Dr Anthony Clarke, southern Sydney’s premier symphony orchestra will bring rousing works of these greats to life on Sunday, March 11 at 2.30 pm. 

The concert will feature Beethoven’s Coriolanus Overture, Richard Strauss’ Serenade for Winds, Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances (arranged by Dr Clarke) and Haydn’s Symphony No.49 in F minor La Passione.

Principal conductor and musical director of the Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra, Dr Anthony Clarke.

Principal conductor and musical director of the Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra, Dr Anthony Clarke.

Dr Clarke said that these works were exciting and passionate and would showcase the talents of the whole orchestra.

‘‘Sturm und Drang will make the pulse race, as it celebrates the freedom of expression and emotion that this explosive era in German literature and music explored,’’ Dr Clarke said.

‘‘Moving from the Age of Enlightenment into Romanticism, the literary world was turned upside by a decade of chaos. Authors like Goethe had their way with the cultural elite and so too did some remarkable composers such as Haydn and Beethoven. 

‘‘The works we will be performing are full of emotion and showcase the depths of expression these great composers were capable of imparting in their works.’’ 

Dr Clarke said he had been pleased by the warm welcome he has received from audiences since he was appointed to the shire orchestra last year. 

‘‘It’s very heartening to see how well the orchestra is being supported by the Sutherland Shire community,’’ Dr Clarke said.

‘‘We are very grateful for that support, and I hope that more members of the community will come along and sample what I believe is becoming a true jewel in the shire’s artistic crown.’’ 

The concert on Sunday, March 11 at 2.30pm will be preceded by a short talk at 2pm. 

Details: ssso.org or call Sutherland Entertainment Centre for bookings on 9521 8888.