Chance to see Symphony

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Don’t miss an exquisite afternoon of music when the 2012 Sydney Symphony Fellowship Ensemble performs at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, November 18.

Conducted by Sydney Symphony principal viola and Fellowship artistic director, Roger Benedict, this fabulous concert will showcase nine rising stars of the orchestra.

The 2012 Fellowship winners are: Lucy Warren (violin), Neil Thompson (viola), Eleanor Betts (cello), Douglas Rutherford (double bass), Rachel Cashmore (oboe), Rowena Watts (clarinet), Melissa Woodroffe (bassoon) and Sharn-McIver (horn).

In this special concert at The Joan, the Fellows will present a program entitled ‘Emerging Composers’ plus premiere a new, chosen work from a national competition for young composers.

The performers will also play selected works from the early collections of established composers Britten, Mendelssohn and Schoenberg.

The Sydney Symphony Fellowship program provides an opportunity for young, talented professional players to be part of the Sydney Symphony for one year.

The participants are mentored by top musicians from the Sydney Symphony, with Fellows regularly employed in the orchestra, performing with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Hugh Wolff, Simone Young, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Steven Sloane, Oleg Caetani, Kristjan Jarvi, and David Robertson.

The Sydney Symphony Fellowship Ensemble plays at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre next Sunday, November 18 at 3pm.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for concessions. To book or for more information call 4723 7600 or visit

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