Next Concert

This concert has unfortunately been cancelled because of the COVID-19 lockdown in the ACT. We will announce resumption of rehearsals as soon as conditions allow.

The National Capital Orchestra, under the baton of Louis Sharpe, invites you to enjoy a virtual voyage to France with works by iconic French composers.  The concert commences with the spectacular fanfare for brass instruments from Paul Dukas’ ballet La Péri.  This will be followed by the beautifully atmospheric Prélude à l’après midi d’un Faune by Claude Debussy.

Camille Saint-Saëns’ lively Piano Concerto No. 2 provides an exciting opportunity to experience the virtuosity of gifted young Canberra pianist Bernice Chua, shortly before she departs Australia to continue her study at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria.

The trip continues after the interval with the Australian premiere performance of Le Ballon from the opera Les Feluettes by Melbourne-based composer Kevin March.  For the final part of our tour, selections from L’Arlésienne by Georges Bizet will transport the audience to the South of France with his joyful melodies. Bon Voyage!

If you would like to play and are not on our player mailing list please email for further details. We always welcome more string players.

Registered players will be sent links to print music for rehearsals and given details of Covid safe protocols. The NCO Covid Safe Plan is here.

Rehearsals in progress.