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Norwood Symphony Orchestra - Classics Showcase

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A definite must-see for the family this festive season

The Norwood Symphony Orchestra (NSO), one of Adelaide's finest municipal orchestras, is venturing into new territory and taking their latest concert Classics Showcase to Brighton this December.

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After 60 years of entertaining crowds in Norwood Concert Hall, the orchestra is excited to bring a broad selection of popular classics, from concert halls, stage and screen, to the recently constructed Brighton Concert Hall on Sunday 3rd December at 2.30pm. Expect the best of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, alongside Holst and Sibelius, and everything in between.

President Tammy Papps, who also plays violin, has seen first-hand the orchestra's growth in recent years and welcomes the chance to share their hard work and passion for music with Brighton audiences. "We hope to reach a new audience through this wonderful opportunity at the Brighton Concert Hall," Tammy explains. "In the nearly 20 years that I have been in the orchestra, I have never seen such large audience numbers as those supporting our recent concerts. It's heart-warming to see that classical music is still being actively appreciated and respected, even in this fast-paced, electronic and technical age in which we live."

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The program for Classics Showcase has been hand-picked by conductor Michael Milton, who has drawn from his years of experience as a professional violinist in symphony orchestras around the world. "We will be playing some of my favourite music from the smorgasbord of the orchestral repertoire - from Bach through to Schifrin," says Michael. For those who may be wondering, 'Who is Schifrin?', Michael simply says "You will have to come and listen!"

On performer numbers alone, this is not a concert for the faint-hearted. With five trumpets, six horns, five percussionists, plus harp, cor anglais, saxophones, euphonium and tuba, there will be very few orchestral instruments not featured in some capacity. Michael also has a special surprise in store for the first movement of Bach's double violin concerto.

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Eastern audiences will not miss out either, with the same Classics Showcase program appearing in the Norwood Concert Hall the following weekend, on Saturday 9th December at 2.30pm. Tickets for both performances are now on sale through the NSO website.

Tammy points out that the orchestra has a "long tradition of offering very affordable entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds." This includes FREE admission for all children, aged 17 and under, and a further 20% discount for groups of eight or more. "We encourage and invite everyone to join us for our phenomenal end-of-year concert," she says.

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Don't miss this kaleidoscope of colour from across the orchestral spectrum - it is sure to be a fitting end to NSO's stellar 2017 season.

Choose from the following events:

  • Sunday 3rd December, 2.30pm Brighton Concert Hall, 305 Brighton Road, North Brighton SA 5048 (on the Brighton Secondary School campus)

  • Saturday 9th December, 2.30pm Norwood Concert Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067 (enter from George Street)

    Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adult: $20, concession: $15, children (17 and under): FREE.

  • Group discount (8 persons or more) of 20% available online.

  • Companion cards welcome.

    To make a booking, please visit and select your desired concert event.

    For more information on the NSO Classics Showcase and ticketing options, please visit the official website, Facebook and Instagram

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    When: Sunday 3 December (Brighton) & Saturday 9 December (Norwood), 2.30pm
    Where: Brighton Concert Hall & Norwood Concert Hall
    Cost: Adult $20, concession $15, children (17 and under) free
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