Sydney Symphony Fellows in concert at Cowra Civic Centre

Cowra Civic Centre will present a concert of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows on Saturday 8 February at 1pm, after a week of residency in Cowra.

Following a last minute change of destination due to bush fires, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows will take up residence at Cowra Civic Centre for their Regional Retreat with many hours of rehearsals, MasterClasses for secondary students and finishing off with a public performance in the main auditorium.

The Fellowship program is a one year apprenticeship with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and selects the very top musicians from around Australia who are transitioning from tertiary studies to making their professional debut. They perform side-by-side with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in mainstage programs and concerts for schools and families. They also tour performing chamber music in Sydney and regional NSW. Those selected are the crème-de-la-crème of emerging Australian talent.

"We are enormously excited to be hosting such talent in Cowra," said Jonathan Llewellyn, Civic Centre Manager. "We know the impact they will have on the young musicians in our schools will be life changing and will encourage our students to do their very best in their musical pursuits."

This will be the first time Sydney Symphony Fellows will have their Regional Residency Retreat in Cowra. Their performance on Saturday 8 February will include chamber music by composers such as Mozart, Schuloff, Purcell, Baermann and Bruckner offering a diverse and exciting program of live music.

All tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or via cowraciviccentre.mailchimpsites.com.

After the concert concludes, why not continue an afternoon of arts and culture across the road at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, with the official opening of the exhibition Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Political Cartoons for 2019, featuring over 80 artworks of striking artistic quality from over 30 political cartoonists from across Australia.

The exhibition will be opened by Greg Parish, Exhibitions Coordinator, Museum Of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House on Saturday 8 February at 2.30pm at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

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