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Exceptional Orchestral Performance
I had the opportunity to attend the special The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) event in Sydney on Saturday 2 August 2014. It was on the same night as the Rugby Union's Final: Waratahs v Crusaders, and I was surprised to see an almost packed concert hall.
This was TMO's Met Concert #3 and the theme was the delightful Beethoven Triple Concerto. The program included Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro Overture; Beethoven's Triple Concerto; and Dvorak's Symphony No.8.
The whole concert was such a delightful experience. I was simply swept away by the spectacular performance by these talented musicians. The chief conductor, Sarah-Grace Williams amazingly conducted the orchestra with elegance and energy. Her striking presence lead all instruments to play in a harmonious passionate unison.
The highlight of the night was undoubtedly was the soloist performance by the Lyrebird Trio. The violinist Glenn Christensen played the violin beautifully. It was magical. Simon Cobcroft, who played the cello, was solemn with a twinkle of mischief in his eyes, and the pianist, Angela Turner, was dramatic while her fingers glided across the piano.
Together with TMO orchestra, they delivered stunning, powerful performances.
We were moved by the beautiful music and classic tunes performed professionally by this cast of talented musicians, and we were definitely mesmerised by the sound of beauty.
The only hiccup of the night was that the cafeteria was closed. However, I think the TMO's manager address the issue swiftly and promptly by offering everyone free bottle of water and complementary snack bars during the interval. Several gentlemen huddled around the plasma screen, hoping to catch a few glimpse of the sport match.
Without a doubt, there is always something special to hear live orchestral music performance. The concert was such an enjoyment to watch. The pieces were performed with precision and passion and we were impressed by the quality of the music and the overall experience.