Welcome

The Maroondah Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra founded in 1964 and based in Ringwood, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Conducted by Willem van der Vis, we present four programs of classical music each year at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, in Ringwood.

New players are welcome, particularly tenor trombone and tuba! There are also currently vacancies for string players, particularly violas. Players of other instruments are welcome to go on our waiting list. Please see the  new players page for details.

The 2017 brochure is available here.

Bookings are available for all 2017 concerts using the TryBooking links below.
Online bookings for each concert close at 8pm on the night before.

Sunday 18th June 2017, 2:30pm

Tragedy and Joy

Soloist: Kevin Chow, Piano

Perth-boKevin Chow - Pianorn Kevin Chow is 19 years old and currently a third-year student studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University if Melbourne. He has been a student of Glenn Riddle for 6 years. In 2010 Kevin was awarded his LMusA with Distinction and in 2013 he was winner of the Hephzibah Menuhin Award as well as the 3 MBS Young Performer of the Year. Other awards include the Nehama Patkin Memorial Award, 1st Prize in the Bernstein National Piano Competition, and the Ann and Chris Krans Scholarship. Kevin recently performed for HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwell – other highlights include recitals in the USA, New Zealand, Indonesia and China. In 2013 Kevin made his concerto debut performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor with the Zelman Symphony Orchestra, a performance he later reprised with the Preston Symphony Orchestra. In Perth Kevin has also featured as piano soloist in three performances of Percy Grainger’s The Warriors with the Fremantle Orchestra.

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Beethoven Overture to Fidelio Op. 72
Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E flat Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 23
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Rd, Ringwood

Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free

Bookings:  Try Booking (until 8pm Saturday 17th June)

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Sunday 10th September 2017, 2:30pm

A Touch of Spain

Soloist: Matt Withers, Guitar

Matt Withers - Guitar

Matt Withers is an ambassador for Australian music, a well-established pedagogue, performer and mentor for musicians globally. As a soloist and a member in leading Australian chamber music groups such as Guitar Trek, Matt has a long history of performing around the world at Festivals, Universities, Embassies and more. With commercial studio albums released on ABC Classics (Australia) and Soundset Recordings (USA), he thrives on reaching wider audiences, broadening their musical horizons.

His innovative activities include the creation of the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition which gives an avenue of support for composers to have their music reach the ears and hearts of their audience.

Matt has performed across the globe including being featured as a Rising Star at the World Expo in Shanghai (China). He has given showcase performances across Australia, New Zealand and Europe with highlights at embassies, universities, festivals and more. He has been invited as an adjudicator for major competitions including the Melbourne International Guitar Festival (Australia) the Uppsala Guitar Festival (Sweden), the Riverina Conservatorium of Music (Wagga-Wagga) and the Australian National University School of Music (Canberra).

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Brahms Tragic Overture Op. 81
Fauré Pavane Op. 50
Liszt Les Préludes
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival overture Op. 36
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra
Arr. James Mountain Spanish Romance for guitar and orchestra
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Rd, Ringwood

Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free

Bookings:  Try Booking (until 8pm Saturday 9th September)

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This concert will be repeated on Sunday 17th September at 2:30pm at Aveo Cherry Tree Retirement Village, Maroondah Highway, Croydon. This is a private concert not open to the public.

Sunday 26th November 2017, 2:30pm

Grand Choral Concert – Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Choir&Orch
With:

Diamond Valley Singers
Maroondah Singers
Singularity
Yarra Valley Singers

Soloists:

To be announced

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Mendelssohn Oratorio Elijah Op. 70
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Rd, Ringwood

Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free

Bookings: Try Booking (until 8pm, Saturday 25th November)

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