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 a year at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, in Ringwood, with repeat concerts at other venues.

New players are welcome. We currently have vacancies for string players, particularly violas and double basses. Players of other instruments are welcome to go on our waiting list. Please see the  new players page for details.

The 2016 Brochure is available here. Bookings for all 2016 concerts are now open. Use the links to TryBooking for each concert below to book ahead and secure your favourite seats! Once you have booked one concert, you can easily move to the next concert within TryBooking.

Sunday 5th June 2016, 2:30pm

Russian Fireworks!

Soloist: Zoe Freisberg, Violin

Zoe Fresisberg

Zoe commenced her violin studies at the age of four under the direction of her mother, Helena Freisberg. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium with Michele Walsh, where she was awarded the Matilda Jane Aplin Prize and the Varda Jefferies Prize. During her studies in Queensland, Zoe played concertos with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, the Corda Spiritus Orchestra and the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2014, Zoe commenced her first year of study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of Robin Wilson. Zoe was successful in joining the Australian Chamber Orchestra 2 on four tours as an ACO 2014 Emerging Artist under the mentorship of Principal Violin Helena Rathbone. Zoe was also one of six finalists in the ABC’s Young Performers Awards as well as a finalist in the ANAM Concerto Competition. Zoe is also very honoured to be the recipient of the Australian Youth Orchestras Richard Pollet Memorial Award.

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Rossini Overture to The Thieving Magpie
Delibes Suite from the ballet Sylvia
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Op. 19
Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Khachaturian Suite No. 2 from the ballet Spartacus
Stravinsky The Firebird  ballet – excerpts
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar School, Kalinda Rd, Croydon

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

Bookings:  Available now on Try Booking (until 8pm on Saturday 4th June)

Download flyer: Flyer June 5 2016

Download program: Program 5 June 2016

This program will also be performed at the Cowes Cultural Centre, 91 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, on Sunday 29th May 2016 at 2:30pm. Tickets available at the door.

Sunday 4th September 2016, 2:30pm

Romantic Riches

Soloist: Samuel Payne, Cello

SamPayneSamuel Payne was born in Sydney and began learning the cello at the age of eight. He attended Sydney Grammar School on a music scholarship and in
2008, he received a Licentiate Diploma in Music with Distinction. In 2013, Samuel completed a Bachelor of Music, studying with Susan Blake and Julian Smiles at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In the same year he spent a semester on exchange in Germany, studying at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen with Alexander Baillie.  Samuel is currently in his second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), studying with Howard Penny.

Samuel has participated in masterclasses with Gautier Capuçon, Torleif Thedéen, Peter Bruns, Tim Hugh, Louise Hopkins, and Marko Ylönen as well as chamber music classes with the Borodin String Quartet, Australian String Quartet, Goldner String Quartet and the ATOS Trio.

A keen orchestral musician, Samuel has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia and the SBS Radio and Television Youth Orchestra. He has been a regular participant at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp, and has toured internationally with the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra to Germany, the United States, and New Caledonia.

Conductor : Willem van der Vis

Shostakovich Festive Overture
Schumann Cello Concerto in A min Op. 96
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F min Op. 36
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar School, Kalinda Rd, Croydon

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

Bookings:  Available now via Try Booking (until 8pm Saturday 3rd September)

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This program will also be performed at the Aveo Cherry Tree Retirement Village, 67-81 Maroondah Highway, Croydon, on Sunday 28th August 2016 at 2:30pm. This concert is not open to the general public.

Sunday 20th November 2016, 2:30pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Operatic arias and orchestral excerpts from operas by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini and others.

Soloists:

Nicole Wallace       soprano
Michael Lapiña     tenor
Michael Lampard  baritone
Lucas de Jong        tenor

Conductor : Willem van der Vis with

Guest Conductor: Lucas de Jong

Detailed program will be published when available
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar School, Kalinda Rd, Croydon

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

Bookings:  Available now via Try Booking (until 8pm Saturday 19th November)

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