Photo above: Thylacine endling in Hobart zoo, 1930s
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Toby Thatcher present Andrew Schultz’s orchestral work Endling (2007) on their forthcoming tour of regional New South Wales. The programs also include works by Mozart, Schubert and Prokofiev.
The concerts are at:
Newcastle – Civic Theatre, Tuesday 24 May 2016, 7:30pm
Taree – Manning Entertainment Centre, Wednesday 25 May 2016, 7:30pm
Port Macquarie – Glasshouse, Friday 27 May 2016, 6:30pm
Civic Theatre promotional material:
“Hear the musicians of the SSO with dynamic young conductor Toby Thatcher in a program that begins at the heart of the orchestral repertoire with Mozart and ends with a cheeky nod to the Classical age by Prokofiev. In between are the vibrant and graceful melodies of Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and beautifully serene music by Andrew Schultz – soaring and noble sounds inspired by the transience of the natural world. The soloist for the night is SSO principal Ben Jacks, playing the most popular of the Mozart horn concertos in what promises to be an exhilarating performance.”
MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat, K495
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5
PROKOFIEV: Classical Symphony
Composer’s note about Endling:
Nature has defined the “endling” as the “last surviving individual of a species or plant.” This piece flows from a feeling of immense regret and sorrow about all that has been lost from the face of the earth.
Read more about the piece: www.andrewschultz.net/programs/endling.html
Read reviews of Endling from other performances:endling-reviews