From Mist to Trees 


The Darwin Symphony Orchestra is set to present its second major concert in its 2008 Season, From Mist to Trees.

The much anticipated concert to be held on Saturday, 19 April, will feature aspiring West Australian conductor Warwick Potter.

Potter, a regular with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Ballet, is developing a promising a career and will be conducting the Orchestra for the first time.

From Mist to Trees will also feature guest concertmaster Niki Vassilakis and acclaimed drumming talent David Jones.

Niki Vassilakis is regarded as one of the most exciting violinists in Australia. Widely celebrated in Australia as a leading face of the arts, Niki has won several competitions and was named Young South Australian of the Year in 2008.

Five major French works from the Romantic period will be juxtaposed with music from Japan. Thomas O’Kelly and David Jones will tackle two Concertos by Milhaud and Watanabe. Debussy’s translucent Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune, will be mirrored by Takemitsu’s evocative How Slow The Wind. Berlioz’ vibrant overture Le Carnival Romain will get the concert off to a stirring start, with Bizet’s Carmen Suite sure to provide a passionate conclusion.

Artistic and general manager of the DSO, Simone de Haan, said the program for the 2008 Darwin Entertainment Centre Series reflected the orchestra’s desire to expand the musical horizons of the orchestra.

“We are committed to presenting engaging programs for our regular supporters, as well as bringing new audiences to the concert season,” he said.

“Bring your family and friends to what promises to be a most exciting occasion – not one, but two Percussion Concertos, rarely heard anywhere in the world and never in Darwin.”

Bookings and tickets:  DEC Box Office, 93 Mitchell Street, Darwin; (08) 8980 3333.

Full price $44; members $40; concession and groups 10+ $34; children and students $22.
Subscription tickets: Any three concerts $108 ($36 per concert); Any four concerts $136 ($34).

Special offers:
University staff at members prices and tertiary students at $22.
One school student free with a full paying adult. (Not available with any other offer).