The exquisite strings of The Metropolitan Orchestra led by Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams return to The Independent Theatre for an atmospheric performance that will shower the audience with music from above in a unique afternoon of sublime music. Opening this atmospheric musical afternoon is Vaughan Williams’ lush Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The Metropolitan Orchestra strings, led by Chief Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams will wash the audience in sound from the heavens above utilizing dual ensembles for this visionary fusion of folksong and sacred music. Mozart’s famous and much loved Eine Kleine Nachtmusik will conclude the first half of this intimate performance before TMO welcome principal players Svetlana Yaroslavskaya (flute) and Robyn Botha (viola) to join TMO’s string section for Bloch’s delightful concertina. The afternoon climbs to a sublime pinnacle with Bartok’s dazzling Divertimento for Strings.
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Concertino for Flute, Viola and Strings
Svetlana Yaroslavskaya, Flute & Robyn Botha, Viola (TMO Principal Players)
Divertimento for Strings
The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) is recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile orchestras, delivering consistently vibrant first-class experiences boasting a remarkable decade of music making including more than 500 concerts, national and international tours and several album recordings. The orchestra’s self-produced annual seasons have included a variety of events tailored to different demographics, from their highly acclaimed and regularly sold-out Met Concert and Cushion Concert series, unique chamber ensembles to development programs for composers, conductors and performers, plus outreach concerts for newly arrived refugees.