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, usually at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, in Ringwood.
New players are welcome, particularly violins, violas and double basses. We also have a vacancy for a bassoon. Players of other instruments are welcome to go on our waiting list. Please see the new players page for details.
Reserved seating is available online until 8 pm on the night prior to the concert. Online bookings after this time are General Admission only. Tickets are also available at the door, but booking online is simple, allows you to select your seat and avoids the need to queue.
Dates for our 2020 concerts may be found here. Program details will be added below as soon as available.
After the sun rises with Carl Nielsen’s evocative Helios overture, talented young pianist Meng Xia will dazzle us with Liszt’s second piano concerto. Full of drama and alternately wistful and exciting, this will be followed by Litolff’s famous Scherzo, a favourite of virtuoso pianists and audiences alike. The concert concludes with Dvořák’s bucolic and tuneful 8th symphony.
Soloist: Meng Xia, Piano
Meng began playing the piano at the age of six and currently studies at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School with maestro Glenn Riddle. Meng enjoys playing chamber music with his peers at VCASS and singing in the choir. He has also won numerous awards including the Ann and Chris Krans Music Award, the Margaret Green Scholarship at ‘Eisteddfod by the Bay’ as well as the Reg and Lil Lewis Romantic Era Award.
Meng has been gaining experience by performing and in competitions. He most recently competed overseas in Kuala Lumpur. Meng intends to continue his music studies at university and aspires to become a concert pianist.
||Overture The Impressario K 486
||Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
||Scherzo for piano and orchestra from Concerto Symphonique No. 4 Op. 102
||Symphony No. 8 in G Op. 88
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, 84-90 Kalinda Rd, Ringwood
Adult $25, Concession $20, (plus $1 booking fee); Children under 16 free
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