Venue Berry School of Arts
Address 19 Alexandra Street Berry NSW 2535
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28 May 2017

till 28 May 2017

Steel City Strings Concert – Berry School of Arts

Experience the energy as Steel City Strings presents its autumn program “Music from around the World”.  The program begins appropriately enough with American composer John Corigliano’s Voyage for String Orchestra as we embark on our musical journey.

Illawarra-based composer Judith Stubbs brings China into the program with her The Phoenix Suite, commissioned by the Chinese National Traditional Orchestra of Nanjing, written for erhu, cello and string orchestra. This dramatic four-movement work depicts the story of the mass destruction of the city and people of Nanjing in 1937 and its phoenix-like post-war rebirth.  The erhu part, representing the phoenix, will be played on the violin by concertmaster Kyle Little; orchestra member Rita Woolhouse plays the solo cello part.

Hold your breath as orchestra members navigate the jaunty rhythmic shoals of Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero’s Fuga con Pajarillo – guaranteed to get feet tapping.

Be deeply moved by Dmitri Shostakovich’s brooding Chamber Symphony op. 110a, based on his String Quartet No. 8.  The composer’s dedication ‘In Remembrance of the Victims of Fascism and War’ is reflective of his sombre mood at the time of writing.

Balance is restored as we come back home to Australia and Percy Grainger’s lively Irish jig Molly on the Shore.



Adult: $35.00
Children: Under 18yrs: $10;
Concession: $30.00
Entry: Students: $20
Note: For bookings go to - or phone 0467 869 478 for tickets


Time 2pm
Note: Concert duration is 2 hours including interval


Contact Person: Yve Repin
Mobile: 0418 842 180



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