Acclaimed pianist to feature in Willoughby Symphony Orchestra concert

October 26, 2016 by  

The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra will complete its series of subscription shows with a programme of classics at its concert 'Joy'.

Regular patrons from St. Leonards and throughout the North Shore area are expected to attend the event, which promises to deliver classical treats incorporating the writing talents of Beethoven (including his 9th Symphony), Mozart and Brahms.

Northbridge resident and acclaimed Australian pianist Kathy Selby, who has featured on many classical performance posters, will join artistic director and chief conductor of the symphony Dr. Nicholas Milton to present A major Piano Concerto by Mozart.

Selby freely admits to being fanatical about Mozart and says the concerto is among the composer’s most popular works, and is what could be described as a real concerto with competing forces.

She said orchestral voices compete with the piano and all are meant to come together in a harmonious fashion at the end.

The concert will also see Selby once again team up with Milton. Both performed together in the Macquarie Trio for almost a decade and revel in the opportunity to combine their talents once more at the concert.

Selby said that the one thing that shines through at each performance by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra is just how much the musicians love what they do.

The Joy Concert, to be held this Saturday, October 29 at the Concourse Concert Hall, will also feature surprise guest soloists and the Willoughby Symphony Chorus.