Orchestra event to be a success

AN AUSTRALIAN themed symphony orchestra event is coming to Bundaberg that promises to entertain audiences.

The Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Shalom College performing arts complex next month, and will also include a worldwide premiere of John Davison's trumpet Concerto.

"It is a world premiere because nobody in Australia has never done anything like this before," orchestra member Chris Thompson said.

"The concerto was written by John Davidson when he was a young university student."

"As a young man he was a State Finalist in the ABC concerto competitions and appeared as a piano soloist four times with The Queensland Symphony Orchestra."

Ms Thompson said, when John Davison died in 2003 his parents gave his sister Marge Stutchbury the score trusting that she will perform his music with the band.

"The concerto has been adapted so well-known, most experienced brass player Fred Coleman can play it on the euphonium," she said.

"It sounds really nice on the Euphonium."

The Orchestra have chosen an "all Australian" music theme for the concert.

"We've have never done an Australian theme and we thought it is about time we do," she said.

There will be about 40 experienced brass players playing every brass instrument except for the trombone at the event.

The concert program also features the Norville Voices singing folk songs and the Bundaberg Sinfionetta doing a musical narration by Nigel Dick of "How the Kookaburra got his Laugh".

"The show is going to get very diverse," Ms Thompson said.

"It is a very full on programme that will entertain an audience of any age."

The event will take place on Sunday, October 9.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information please call Chris on 41529750.

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