First concert of the DSO’s 20th year Celebration presented by CDU 


2009 marks both the twentieth anniversary of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the bicentenary of Felix Mendelssohn’s birth in Hamburg, Germany.

In this first concert of the DSO’s 2009 Season, ‘classical romantic’ Mendelssohn will be revered with performances of works such as: Scottish Symphony — derived from strong impressions of his travels around the British Isles; concert overture Ruy Blas — commissioned for a charity performance of Victor Hugo’s tragic drama of the same name; and Violin Concerto in E minor — one of the most loved of Mendelssohn’s compositions.

Guest conductor Warwick Potter, one of Australia’s rising stars in conducting, returns to Darwin to give you a glimpse of his dynamic, interpretative, and eloquent style. This young Western Australian regularly conducts the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and has conducted Symphony Orchestras in Adelaide, Melbourne and Tasmania on several occasions. This time, Potter will share the stage with brilliant young soloist and fellow Western Australian, Kathryn Shinnick who became a casual member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) at the tender age of seventeen.

To complete the line up of the DSO’s guests, Tasmanian based concertmaster, Penny Reiss, will return to Darwin for this occasion.

This concert is certain to be nothing les than Magnificent.

Pre-concert talk begins at 7.00pm in the Foyer of the Darwin Entertainment Centre and is free to concert ticket holders.

Where Darwin Entertainment Centre When 8.00pm Saturday 7 March

Conductor Warwick Potter   Soloist Kathryn Shinnick [violin] Guest Concertmaster Penny Reiss

Full Price $42   |   Member $38   | Concession & Group 10+ $36  |  Child & School Student $20
Subscription Packages
All 3 Concerts in the DSO Anniversary Series $105