Next Concert

The National Capital Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Louis Sharpe, is pleased to present its final concert for the year, commencing with a “mystery overture” by a highly talented German composer who was a contemporary of Beethoven and Brahms.  We will then be joined by talented soloist Teresa Rabe for the Canberra premiere of the flute concerto “Night and Now” by Elena Kats-Chernin.  The final work on the program is the Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms.

Described as one of the most cheerful works of the composer’s mature period, the symphony has been a concert favourite since its first performance in December 1877.  Composed earlier that year during Brahms’s summer holiday on the shores of a beautiful Austrian lake, the work has sometimes been called his “Pastoral” with reference to Beethoven’s symphony of the same name.  A product of a master of orchestral composition the symphony, with its final triumphant trombone chord, rounds out an enjoyable year of performances for the NCO.

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Rehearsals in progress.