From the New World
Perhaps the most popular of all symphonies, Dvořák’s New World Symphony was written during the composer’s stay in America. The dreamy slow-movement cor anglais solo as well as the last movement were apparently suggested by Longfellow’s poem Hiawatha.
Walton’s Crown Imperial march, a homage to Edward Elgar and famous through its use in coronations and royal weddings, celebrates the “old world”. To complete the program, Caleb Wong will perform Haydn’s contemplative but cheerful second cello concerto.
Soloist: Caleb Wong, Cello
Caleb Wong grew up in a small town in rural NSW. He began studying the cello at the age of six under Takao Mitzushima and continued under Uzi Wiesel for seven years. He was awarded both the AMusA and LMusA in cello, and AMusA in piano, all with distinction by the age of 15 and was invited to perform a trio at the AMEB graduation with two of his sisters in 2014. 2018 is Caleb’s third at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) learning under Howard Penny.
In 2014, Caleb was granted the AYO Ernest Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship to participate at the Keshet Eilon Strings Mastercourse in Israel. That year, he was also a finalist for Sydney Eisteddfod’s NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship. Caleb was a Young Artist Festival Fellow at the 2015 Canberra International Music Festival. In 2016, he was a finalist in the ANAM Concerto Competition and performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra. He was also awarded tied first for an Outstanding Performance in a Solo Recital at ANAM. He has been involved with many Australian Youth Orchestra programs and toured with the AYO in Europe and China. Caleb has participated in cello master classes with Alban Gerhardt and Kyril Zlotnikov, and as a pianist with Lang Lang. He has also broadcast on ABC FM, Fine Music 102.5, and ArtSound FM Canberra.
||Coronation March Crown Imperial
||Concerto No. 2 in D for cello & orchestra
||Symphony No 9 in E min Op. 95 From the New World
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar School, 84-90 Kalinda Rd, Croydon
Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free
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This program will also be performed in a private concert at Aveo Cherry Tree Grove, Croydon, on Sunday 9th September 2018 at 2:30pm. Tickets are not available for the general public.