Commemorative Concerto Concert – by The Brissenden Foundation

Date Sunday 2nd August, 2015
Time 2:00pm
Venue The Concourse Chatswood
Address 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Notes This event is not organised by Suzuki Music
Booking Bookings Closed

This is the third year the concert has been presented with an orchestra made up of former students, many of whom are now professional players.

The orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Nicholas Milton, himself a Suzuki graduate, who grew up in Sydney, and is now a conductor of international repute based in Germany. His charm, personality and bonhomie ensures that everyone will thoroughly enjoy the concert.

The concert soloists include four outstanding young students, plus the brilliant cellist, Kenichi Mizushima of the Opera and Ballet Orchestra and violinist, Aiko Goto of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.  We are especially privileged to have Aiko Goto join us, as she was not only a student of Dr Suzuki, but also his great niece, who went on to a brilliant career in the USA before coming to Australia to join the ACO.

This is the program:

Fiocco              Allegro                                                                 Strings of the Orchestra

Mozart              Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major 1st movement       Jamilla Kwon (12)

Mozart              Piano Concerto in D minor, K466, 3rd movement     Kei Hseih (12)

Shostakovich    Cello Concerto No.1, 1st movement                        Kenichi Mizushima

Vivaldi              Concerto in A minor, 1st movement                         Junior Students

Schumann        The Happy Farmer                                                 Even Younger Students

Schumann        The Two Grenadiers                                               Even Younger Students

Saint Saens      Cello Concerto in A minor, 1st movement                Lachlan Blair (11)

Rachmaninov    Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, 1st movement        Sally Yang (18)

Tchaikovsky      Waltz Scherzo                                                      Aiko Goto

The Harold Brissenden Memorial Foundation is a registered charity proposed by Mr Yasuki Nakamura and set up after Mr Brissenden's death as a tribute to his work.  It provides scholarships for students and teachers for special study both here and overseas. The Foundation is sponsoring the visit of the internationally famous American violinist, Brian Lewis (a former Suzuki student) to our Suzuki National Conference in Sydney, 23rd-28th September, this year.  His visit will provide an opportunity for numerous students and teachers to share in his brilliant teaching.


Download the Flyers for more information:  Commemorative Concerto Concert - August 2


Bookings are now available at The Concourse Box Office or Ticketec (fees apply).

Hope to see you there,

Nada Brissenden


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