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 violins. There are also currently vacancies for other string players. Players of other instruments are welcome to go on our waiting list. Please see the new players page for details.
Bookings are available for all concerts using the TryBooking links below.
Online bookings for each concert close at 8pm on the night prior to the concert. Although tickets are also available at the door, booking online is simple, only costs 30c, allows you to select your seat and avoids the need to queue.
An Afternoon at the Movies
Many of the best known movie themes are based on works from the classical repertoire. Sit back and enjoy an afternoon of works featured in, or composed for, the movies.
Popular piano virtuoso Hannah Shin will be soloist in the Andante movement from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (used in Elvira Madigan) and in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue used in The Great Gatsby. The program also features an excerpt from Babe, the last section of the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony, with Colin Prohasky on organ. You are sure to also recognise the tunes from many other well-know film scores.
|2001 a Space Odyssey
||Also Sprach Zarathustra
|Pirates of the Caribbean
||Klaus Bedelt arr. Ted Ricketts
||W. A. Mozart
||Piano Concerto No. 21 – Andante
||Lalo Schifrin arr. Calvin Custer
|James Bond (various films)
||arr. Victor Lopez
|The Great Gatsby, Manhattan
arr. Ferde Grophe
|Rhapsody in Blue
|20th Century Fox Fanfare
|Star Wars Epic Pt III
|Phantom of the Opera
||Andrew Lloyd Webber
arr. Calvin Custer
|Henry V (1944)
||Sir William Walton
||Death of Falstaff from
Henry V Suite
||Symphony No. 3 The Organ – Maestoso
|West Side Story
||West Side Story – Overture
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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The following dates for our 2019 concerts are now confirmed. All are at George Wood PAC except where noted.
24/3 (Mahon Theatre, Aquinas College)
8/9 (private concert – Cherry Tree Retirement Village)
Program details will be posted when available.