Saturday 25 February 5pm

From the rugged isle of Staffa off the coast of Scotland to the deceiving charm of Vienna, to the darkness of Russia – each work in our first concert has a connection to “fate and destiny” … join us to discover the connections. The mysteries of Fingal’s Cave, the inner angst of Beethoven’s penultimate piano concerto and Tchaikovsky’s musical declaration that “fate will always prevent one from achieving true happiness”. Pianist Hoang Pham returns and the GSO will shine under the baton of Richard Davis.

Conductor Richard Davis
Piano Hoang Pham

Mendelssohn Overture ‘The Hebrides’ Op.26
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36

Saturday 13 May 3pm

Conductor Mario Dobernig leads the GSO as it dances from classical ballet to flirt with a Spanish gypsy and even an encounter with Death himself. This selection of lush music is a deviation from the orchestra’s usual programming, offering works seldom, if ever, heard in Geelong. Lily Bryant won the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition in 2022 and joins the orchestra with a thrilling arrangement of melodies from Bizet’s Carmen.

Conductor Mario Dobernig
Flute Lily Bryant

Debussy Prelude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre
Bizet / arr. Borne Carmen Fantasy
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky Balletsuite from Swan Lake

Saturday 21 October 5pm

It’s never been solved and continues to evoke mystery with the thrill of hidden themes and motifs. Elgar dedicated the work “to my friends pictured within”. All mystery aside, Elgar’s Enigma Variations is simply beautiful music. Add the famous Cello Concerto and the concert overture Cockaigne, and you have a sumptuous all Elgar afternoon conducted by Richard Davis showcasing the Geelong Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor Richard Davis
Cello TBA

Elgar Cockaigne (In London Town) Overture Op.40
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme Op.36 “Enigma Variations”
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.4 Op.39
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 Op.39


Adults & Seniors $60
Concession $55
Under 20 $20
(Children under 12 are free)

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