Mendelssohn’s Hebrides overture evocatively captures the mystery of Fingal’s Cave in the Hebrides off Northern Scotland. Haydn’s popular and virtuosic trumpet concerto was the first written for the newfangled keyed trumpet, and exploits its possibilities to the full. The program concludes with Beethoven’s light-hearted and tuneful 8th Symphony.
Soloist: Michael Olsen, Trumpet
Michael grew up in rural Western Australia, where he started learning piano and violin, before picking up the trumpet at age ten. He began his Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, studying with Peter Miller, before transferring to the Queensland Conservatorium, where he studied with Sarah Butler and Richard Madden. Michael recently finished at the Australian National Academy of Music where he studied for three years with Tristram Williams and David Elton.
Michael has performed with Orchestra Victoria, as well as the Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmanian, and West Australian Symphony Orchestras. He has performed as a soloist for Josh Groban’s Melbourne Stages tour, and has also been a regular member of Australia’s youth orchestras, including the Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestra, and the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute. In 2016, Michael’s ensemble performing Stravinsky’s Octet was awarded First Prize in the ANAM Chamber Competition.
Internationally, Michael has performed in the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio where he was awarded the Anatoly Selianin Memorial Scholarship. He also attended the Internationale Trompetentage Kürnbach (2015) with Reinhold Friedrich and the Norddeutsche Trompetentage (2014). In April this year Michael is commencing his Masters studies in Germany with Reinhold Friedrich.
Conductor : Willem van der Vis
|Mendelssohn||Overture The Hebrides Op. 26|
|Lully (arr. Mottl)||Ballet Suite|
|Haydn||Trumpet Concerto in Eb Hob 7e:1|
|Beethoven||Symphony No. 8 in F Op. 93|
Mahon Theatre, Aquinas College, 46 Great Ryrie St, Ringwood
(NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE for this concert only, due to renovations at George Wood Performing Arts Centre)
Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free
Download flyer: Flyer 24th March 2019
Download program: Programme 24 March 2019