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National Capital Orchestra with Rob Gladstones

The National Capital Orchestra is proud to launch their 2017 Concert Series in this concert featuring Rob Gladstones, Principal 3rd horn of the WA Symphony Orchestra.

Hear Sibelius’s little-known tone poem The Wood Nymph Op. 15, only recently re-discovered in 1996 and since acclaimed as one of Sibelius’ masterpieces equal to that of his great symphonies.

The talent of one of Australia’s foremost musicians is evident in Glière’s inescapably romantic Horn concerto, Op. 91. Lyrical melodies and virtuosic passages are effortlessly woven together by Gladstones, in what is sure to be one of the highlights of our musical year.

Concluding the program is Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76, a treasured late Romantic work by the master of form and style. This symphony succeeds in being daring and adventurous while simultaneously charming and expressive. Dvořák constructs a timeless pastoral atmosphere throughout, paving the way for mellifluous solos and an especially powerful finale for the whole orchestra.

Conducted by Musical Director Leonard Weiss, himself an avid French horn player and 2016 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year for Youth Arts and Multimedia, this opening to the National Capital Orchestra’s 2017 Concert Series is not to be missed!

Rob Gladstones was born in Perth and studied horn at the Canberra School of Music with Hector MacDonald, graduating in 1985. Rob took up the position of 2nd Horn in the Sydney Elizabethan Orchestra (now the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra) in 1986 and was appointed Associate Principal in 1988. During his time in Sydney, Rob played with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra as well as performing chamber music, musicals and many soundtrack and jingle recordings.

Rob moved back to Perth to take up the position of Associate Principal Horn with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in 1989, moving to his current position of Principal 3rd Horn in 1995. Rob is very active as a teacher and currently teaches at the WA Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University, the University of Western Australia and John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School.

26 March 2017
 Sunday 26 March 2017 – 3pm

Adults: $40

Seniors: $35

Pensioners: $30

Full time students: $20

Children: $20 (16 years and under)

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