On December 7, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music’s premier developing young musicians, put on an outstanding performance at the Anglican Church of Gosford.
The concert started with the Central Coast Primary Wind Ensemble performing, The Code, conducted by, Phillip Rutherford, followed with the, Dance of the Tumblers, conducted by, Patrick Brennan.
Both pieces were performed with grace, style and professionalism by these wonderful young performers.
The second set was performed by the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra.
They performed Leroy Anderson’s, Plink, Plank, Plunk, conducted by, Karina Hollands.
The string musicians were brilliant in this piece which they played pizzicato style (plucking the strings).
A beautiful uplifting piece of music played perfectly, leaving smiles of delight on the faces of the audience.
Another wonderful performance of Dvorak’s, Serenade for Strings, Second Movement, followed, again conducted by, Karina Hollands.
The third set, by the Central Coast Symphonic Wind Orchestra, started with an original piece called, Gigue, which was written and conducted by, Phillip Rutherford.
We then enjoyed the piece, a Fantasy Adventure at the Movies, conducted by, E-Yang Liu.
The final set, performed by the Central Coast Youth Orchestra and conducted by, Patrick Brennan, was just brilliant.
The pieces, Sibelius’ Finlandia and Dvorak’s Symphony No 8, left the audience totally in awe of these wonderfully talented musicians.
The young girl on the timpani drums never missed a beat and gave both pieces of music the drama, the intensity and light and shade integral to such a powerful composition.
All the musicians gave such an impressive performance, and the audience was captivated throughout the entire performance, as I was.
Professionally staged, with all the musicians looking the part in black attire, I am sure that every person who attended the concert will be looking forward to next season.
How lucky we are here on the Central Coast to have such collection of talented and dedicated teachers and upcoming musicians at the Conservatorium.
Email, Dec 13
Trudy Hurly, Saratoga