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Darwin Symphony Orchestra

THE SOUND OF DARWIN Symphony Orchestra’s classical music will once again fill our ears this month, after a short, forced hiatus.

Their March concert at Darwin Entertainment Centre, Around The World in Eighty Minutes, was one of the last public events pre-pandemic – an exciting teaser for the season to come that was temporarily put on hold.

And while the DSO has kept busy delivering free online workshops for musicians to develop their skills, and broadcasting their popular livestreamed concert series Portraits, there’s nothing quite like experiencing their talents in the flesh.

After the lifting of restrictions, DSO musicians have come together once again in the rehearsal space – albeit from a safe physical distance. DSO General Manager Kate Stephens says it’s something they’ve been looking forward to.

“We are delighted to be back in the rehearsal room and playing together again,” she says.

“There’s nothing else quite like it! There’s an energy that comes from playing together in one room that you just can’t replicate.”

The DSO is focusing its energy on chamber music repertoire, so they can create beautiful concerts that are suitable for reduced audience capacities.

Audiences can look forward to live performances by the DSO’s talented musicians as part of the In Motion event series at Darwin Entertainment Centre – flick back to pg. 8 for more info. They’re also busy preparing for a special event to be held as part of Darwin Festival, with all the juicy details revealed on Thu 9 Jul. Exciting!

This month, we’re also treated to a livestreamed performance of Ferdinand the Bull – a delightful story, written for violin and narrator, about a bull that just wants to sniff flowers. This event promises to be lots of fun for the whole family, and streaming online presents DSO the opportunity to connect with audiences beyond the Darwin area.

Although lockdown may be over, the DSO has maintained its connection to its audience, sharing music across time and space. Who knows what doors it may open in the future.

Ferdinand the Bull
WED 22 JUL | 6PM

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