Issue 1
Monday, 15 February 2016
Charles Darwin University
The DSO prepares for its first concert of 2016
The DSO prepares for its first concert of 2016

DSO collaborates on ‘Dreams & Prayers’

The Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Darwin Chorale are collaborating to bring the Darwin community a memorable and impactful performance, “Dreams & Prayers”, on March 12.

This is the first of the 2016 DSO Master Series concerts that are inspired by storytelling, and will pay tribute to one of the greatest writers of all, William Shakespeare, who is being revered globally on the 400th anniversary of his death.

For Darwin Chorale it opens an exciting year, which includes paying tribute to the music of Karl Jenkins and The Beatles.

This concert includes the magical music from Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Beethoven’s stirring and tragic overture to “Coriolan” and a selection of short dramatic pieces inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets, composed by Darwin’s very own Cathy Applegate. 

The medieval poem “Stabat Mater” will be set to music by celebrated Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. 

He incorporates both Western traditions and Middle East influences into this haunting work that depicts the suffering of Mary during Christ’s crucifixion. 

The concert will be conducted by the DSO Resident Conductor, Stephen Pevely, and the Darwin Chorale Conductor, Michael Loughlin.

The event will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre, at 7.30pm on March 12. 

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