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Wartime tribute performing arts concert
Battlefronts: The Wartime Experience through Music is a wartime tribute performing arts concert that will take place at the Coburg Town Hall on Sunday 31st May at 2:30pm.
Battlefronts will follow the journey of Australians in World War I through a performance of songs from the album Rising Sons by rock singer-songwriter Lachie Bryce, paired with orchestral classics that reflect the emotions experienced during wartime, performed by the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra.
The concert will feature a range of classical works, such as Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave, Verdi's Overture to Nabucco, Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre, Sibelius' Valse Triste, and Small Town by the late Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe.
Lachie Bryce's commemorative concept album Rising Sons was inspired by words and images of Anzac soldiers and explores the impact of war on soldiers, families and the nation. Bryce and the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra Music Director Ingrid Martin have arranged the album for orchestra exclusively for this performance. "We want to give people an immersive experience, through music, of how we are all affected by war, not only on distant shores, but also in our own private battles. We all experience conflict in our lives, and great composers tap into this to create music that has universal resonance. By combining masterworks with Lachie's songs we hope our audience will come away with a new empathy for all those who are affected by war." Ingrid Martin, Musical Director of the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra.
The Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra is a fully independent community ensemble run by its members, who are all aged 18-30. All proceeds from this concert will be donated to the White Cloud Foundation to support people living with depression. Tickets are available through the orchestra's website at www.vyso.org.au.
Battlefronts: The Wartime Experience through Music Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg, Victoria Sunday 31st May at 2:30pm Adults $25, concession $20, school students $18, children under 10 free.