Willoughby Symphony Orchestra: Dedications

Next date: Saturday, 20 May 2023 | 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM


Celebrate musical dedications with Associate Conductor Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith.

Hear Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s beloved Concertmaster Maria Lindsay perform Alla Pavlova’s lush Monolog – written as a tribute to Pavlova’s violinist father – alongside a dazzling performance of Australian jazz legend Tommy Tycho’s Violin Concerto, dedicated to Lindsay herself.

Experience the next generation of classical music with the world premiere of the 2023 Young Composer Award winner, Klearhos Murphy's Prayer for Makronissos, a brand new work for the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Willoughby Symphony Choir.

This exciting concert opens with Béla Bartók’s passionate Romanian Folk Dances and comes to a riveting close with Antonín Dvořák’s epic Hero’s Song.

Béla Bartók  Romanian Folk Dances BB 76
Alla Pavlova Monolog
Dr Tommy Tycho Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra
Klearhos Murphy Prayer for Makronissos
  Antonín Dvořák  A Hero’s Song op. 111


Pre-concert talk promo

Before you hear the music, why not come and hear some of the stories behind this weekend’s concert compositions?

The Willoughby Symphony and 2MBS Fine Music Sydney have re-introduced our popular pre-concert talks and leading 2MBS presenters will regale you with amusing and interesting tales related to the music you’re going to hear played by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

Your host for this weekend’s pre-concert talk is: Tom Forrester-Paton

Location: Level 2 Bar - Take the lifts to level 2
Saturday 20 May: 6:00pm-6:45pm
Sunday 21 May: 1:00pm-1:45pm


  • Saturday, 20 May 2023 | 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Sunday, 21 May 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM


The Concourse Concert Hall, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, 2067, View Map

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