Swing by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Gabrielle Kneipp 22 September 2015


Be transported back to the roaring swing era with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra!

The CSO’s upcoming concert on 26 September, Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic: In the Mood, promises the familiar music we love, including Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, and of course Glenn Miller’s, In the Mood.

With the largest saxophone section ever to accompany the CSO, guest conductor Timothy Sexton says it will be a spectacular and uplifting concert.

“This concert is an excellent way for people to experience a live orchestra for the first time,” he said.

“The music is very familiar but still has the grandeur and energy that can only be experienced with a full orchestra.”

Also joining the orchestra and bringing the songs to life will be soprano Kristen Hardy, mezzo soprano Gabrielle Carter, and tenor Mark Oates.

According to Hardy, the beauty of swing music is its timeless appeal and being universally loved.

“I truly believe that it is timeless music and that all ages love the style,” she said.

“You can’t help but tap your toes and move along and feel happy when listening to this music. It always takes me to my happy place.”

Canberra has a great love affair with swing music. Swing dancing is massively popular with several dance schools offering classes and events, including the annual Canberräng festival, one of the largest swing dancing festivals in the country.


When: 26 September, 200pm
Llewellyn Hall, ANU
How much:
Tickets from $53
More information:
Visit www.cso.org.au.

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