Lunchtime Concert - Centennials

Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra
Lloyd Van’t Hoff  conductor

Karel Husa  Smetana Fanfare
Holst  First Suite in E-flat, Op. 28 No. 1
Natalie Williams  Pendulum
Alexander Arutiunian  Trumpet Concerto

Husa quoted Smetana’s little known symphonic poem, Wallenstein’s Camp, in a fanfare commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the important Bohemian nationalist composer’s death, whilst Holst’s cornerstone of band literature passed its own centennial in 2009. Alumna Natalie Williams depicts the arc of a pendulum and the passing of time in her celebration of the Sydney Conservatorium’s 100th birthday, and this concert concludes with Arutiunian’s single-movement virtuosic Armenian-inspired concerto.

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