Australia’s leading wind quintet to perform in Gosford

New Sydney Wind Quintet is scheduled to present a program called Mother Goose meets Peter and the Wolf at Gosford Anglican Church on Sunday, October 19.

New Sydney Wind Quintet, Australia’s leading wind quintet, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The group includes an exceptional line up of musicians who are teachers at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra among others, and have held major positions in European and American orchestras. Highlights of the program will be Ravel’s ‘Mother Goose Suite’ and Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and The Wolf’. Both works are based on children’s themes and were originally written for full orchestra. However, in these arrangements for wind quintet by Joachim Linkelmann, the quintet will transport their audience to a world of symphonic sounds with local singer/actor John Bourke as narrator. Also on the program is the classic work for wind quintet by French composer Paul Taffanel as well as ‘Walking Tune’ by Australia’s own composer Percy Grainger. New Sydney Wind Quintet artistic director and founding member Ms Bridget Bolliger said it was a rare opportunity, especially in regional areas, for audiences to have the opportunity to hear the classic woodwind quintet. “It is an education in itself to be exposed to this wonderful formation and an experience sure to inspire many a budding musician in one direction or another. “The audience will be enchanted and mesmerized by the rich palette of colours produced by the woodwind family in a program which is melodic, fun, comical, and simply gorgeous,” said Ms Bolliger. New Sydney Wind Quintet will first perform a 30 minute Children’s Prom session at 1pm demonstrating the instruments from the woodwind family with excerpts from the full concert program. Families are all welcome to come along and interact with the musicians at the Children’s Prom before the main concert which commences at 2:30pm.

Media release, 8 Oct 2014
Lisa Kelly, Central Coast