The magic of music to take centre stage

June 15, 2024 BY

Eclectic would be the best way to describe the 2024 program set to be presented by the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra on June 22 at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.

From celebrated movie composer Ennio Moricone to Warrnambool composer Ken Stott, from the classical strains of Mozart to the Baroque brilliance of Handel, the program is as diverse.

Under the baton of Angus Christie, the composers set to be featured include Donizetti, Handel, Karl Jenkins, Ennio Moricone, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Sullivan, Vaughn Williams, Verdi, Wagner, Melbourne composer David Cundy and Ken Stott.

There is also an impressive array of guest artists set to grace the stage including Craig Everingham (Lyric Baritone), Vienna Tran, on viola, Ivan Skawronski, on violin, Tamara Joukoff, on cello, Claire Toffolon, on bassoon and Scott Gunn, on flute.

The orchestra has also added some expertise at the local level with Hayley Owens bringing her more than 15 years o f bassoon experience from Melbourne.

Hayley is working as an Exercise Physiologist but performance is deeply woven in Hayley’s history with her great grandmother’s similar passion for music and movement having led her to a professional dance career alongside Sir Robert Helpmann himself.

The Limestone Coast Symphonic Chorus has also welcomed Julie Peucker as choral director this year – they will be performing Adiemus by Karl Jenkins and a piece called Let All Creation Rise by Ken Stott.

The Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra is also a diverse group of performances, from school students to experienced music teachers to non-professionals from the community.

The orchestra has been rehearsing Tuesday nights since the beginning of May in preparation for the upcoming concert and will be performing Saturday, June 22, 2pm at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.