Classical Dreams

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In this program featuring Classical works of dream-like and transcendental beauty, guest conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith appears with PSO for the first time.

Sarah Penicka-Smith conductor
Waynne Kwon cello
Penrith Symphony Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN     Overture: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
SCHUMANN             Cello Concerto
MOZART                   Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

The German violinist and impresario responsible for bringing Haydn to London, Johann Peter Salomon, christened Mozart’s Symphony No 41 Jupiter to reinforce its supernatural-like status in the musical firmament. This was Mozart’s final symphony written in a fever of creative activity that included the composition of symphonies 39 and 40 in the summer of 1788.

Soloist Waynne Kwon joins PSO in a work never heard by its composer, Robert Schumann. His Cello Concerto was first performed in Leipzig in 1860, four years after his death. The work is known for its transcendental and enigmatic characteristics. Waynne Kwon was a student at the Sydney Conservatorium before pursuing post-graduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester.

Completing the dream-like nature of this program is some of the most loved incidental music ever written for a Shakespearean play, the Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a work of youthful brilliance written when Mendelssohn was seventeen years old. Guest conductor, Sarah Penicka-Smith, appears with PSO for the first time.

Adult $60
Concession $52
Child $28
Family $154
Group 10+ $45 per ticket

  • Saturday, Sep 2 2017 8:00pm

Sarah Penicka-Smith conductor
Waynne Kwon cello
Penrith Symphony Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN     Overture: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
SCHUMANN             Cello Concerto
MOZART                   Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

The German violinist and impresario responsible for bringing Haydn to London, Johann Peter Salomon, christened Mozart’s Symphony No 41 Jupiter to reinforce its supernatural-like status in the musical firmament. This was Mozart’s final symphony written in a fever of creative activity that included the composition of symphonies 39 and 40 in the summer of 1788.

Soloist Waynne Kwon joins PSO in a work never heard by its composer, Robert Schumann. His Cello Concerto was first performed in Leipzig in 1860, four years after his death. The work is known for its transcendental and enigmatic characteristics. Waynne Kwon was a student at the Sydney Conservatorium before pursuing post-graduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester.

Completing the dream-like nature of this program is some of the most loved incidental music ever written for a Shakespearean play, the Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a work of youthful brilliance written when Mendelssohn was seventeen years old. Guest conductor, Sarah Penicka-Smith, appears with PSO for the first time.

Adult $60
Concession $52
Child $28
Family $154
Group 10+ $45 per ticket

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