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An Afternoon of Classical Music by the Lake

The Multi-Arts Pavilion mima at Speers Point will be a special place to visit on Sunday 13 February, at 4pm, when the Lake

Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra will play a concert of works dedicated to our much loved Lake, its people and its heritage.


Describing the Lake in its many moods, the first work is the premiere of the Lake Macquarie Council commissioned MIMA

Concert Overture by composer Stephen Lalor. The piece pays tribute to the brass bands and coal-mining heritage, bird calls, and the modern era's vibrancy, playfulness, and energy.

The delightful Summer Days Suite of Eric Coates has three movements: In a Country Lane, On the Edge of The Lake, and At

the Dance. A perfectly relaxing work for a Sunday afternoon by the Lake.

The Swan Lake excerpts are Scene, Valse, Dance of the Swans, and Hungarian Dance-Czardas. The beautiful Adagio from Khachaturian's ballet Spartacus was a much-loved theme for the television series The Onedin Line. Molly On the Shore has

many forms. Originally written for String Quartet, String Orchestra, or Wind Band, Percy Grainger used two Irish Reels - Temple Hill and Molly On the Shore. It was a birthday gift for his mother, Rose Aldridge's in 1907. American composer Dana Paul Perna made this arrangement for a large symphonic orchestra for conductor Leopold Stokowsky.

Special guest soloists from Opera Hunter tenor Sam Elmi and soprano Ashlee Woodgate will sing arias from the upcoming

production of Verdi's La Traviata.

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