Concert: Sunday 10 April 2016, 3pm Fremantle Town Hall

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Violinist Margaret Blades our soloist on 10 April

Margaret Blades picBachelor Music (Performance) University of Adelaide, Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance) University of Tasmania

Violin teacher, over 20 years experience teaching from beginner to advanced (tertiary level). Her teachers have included Beryl Kimber and Prof Jan Sedivka.

Margaret Blades is forging a career as a teacher and chamber musician after having spent many years as a Leader and violinist of various orchestras, including the WASO, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the ACO, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, and others .

As a soloist, she has appeared with the Adelaide Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and the WASO, where her solo performances have included an appearance with superstar Nigel Kennedy in Vivaldi’s Double Violin Concerto,and the premiere of works by Richard Mills ,Ross Edwards and James Ledger.She has also performed as soloist in New Zealand and the USA, where she performed the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Emerson String Quartet violist, Lawrence Dutton.

She has performed on stage with some of Australia’s finest artists,including Michael Goldschlager, Geoffrey Tozer, Geoffrey Lancaster, Beryl Sedivka and others, both as a recitalist and chamber musician, for Musica Viva, Adelaide International Festival of Arts, Blackwood River Chamber Music Festival, Barossa Music Festival, and in numerous broadcasts for ABC Classic FM.

Happy new year!

Happy new year to all members and supporters of the FSO.

Info for members

Wednesday 3 February, 7:30pm – first rehearsal at the usual venue John Leckie Pavilion, corner of Melvista Ave and Bay Road, Nedlands – see map. The first rehearsal will be a read-through of Brahms Symphony No 2 (though it’s not on the program for the next concert). All wind, brass and percussion players – please contact your section leaders by 31 January.  All string players, please contact Jocelyn Cullingford by 31 January.

Concert dates for 2016 – all Sundays: 10 April, 19 June, 11 September, 11 December.

Program for April concert

  • Greig – Overture In Autumn
  • Kosma [Arr. Pye] – Autumn Leaves
  • Vivaldi – Autumn from The Four Seasons – soloist: Margaret Blades
  • Bliss – Adam Zero

Read more about our 2016 activities.

Pye to conduct modern classics in September

Our musical director David Pye returns to conduct a program of twentieth century classics on Sunday 27 September.  Australian Graeme Koehne’s Tivoli Dances brim with affection and humour and won the composer the 2009 APRA Music Award for Orchestral Work of the Year. The Four Last Songs for soprano and orchestra are the final completed works of Richard Strauss in which the composer contemplates his own death. The remainder of the program is given over to evocations of Finland, courtesy of Jean Sibelius’ two magical symphonic poems En Saga (a fairy tale or saga) and the overtly nationalistic Finlandia.

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Bravo Jon, Riley and FSO

Riley Skevington

Riley Skevington

Bouquets to conductor Jon Tooby and violin supremo Riley Skevington for leading us through a superb concert this afternoon.

Looking ahead to our next program of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Ramirez, please note: