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Fire the spirit with music

Hobart’s spirit will fire up with a series of concerts featuring iconic works by Mahler and Stravinsky during December.

Organised by the UTAS Conservatorium of Music, the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI) presents four public concerts around Hobart.

Tickets to each concert are $35 adults and $25 concession. UTAS staff, current students and alumni have the opportunity to purchase tickets at a special discount rate of $20. To take advantage of this offer the password "UTAS" will need to be quoted when booking your tickets.

Concert 1 features the AISOI tutors presenting Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp and Beethoven’s Septet Op.20 along with works for brass and organ. This concert commences at 8pm on Friday, 4 December, at the Hobart Town Hall. 

Concert 2, “Firebird”, will be conducted by David Danzmayr. Pianist Michael Kieran Harvey will perform Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1. The program also features Don Juan by Strauss and Firebird Suite by Stravinsky. This concert commences at 8pm at the Federation Concert Hall on the Sunday, 6 December.

The final concert, “Resurrection”, will feature Mahler’s Symphony No.2 ‘The Resurrection’ and will be conducted by David Danzmayr with soloists Soprano Jane Edwards and Mezzo-Soprano Margaret Plummer with the AISOI Chorus. This concert commences at 8pm at the Hobart City Hall on the Sunday, 13 December.

Also included on the program is a free Choral Concert at 12.30pm on Saturday, 5 December at the Hobart Town Hall conducted by Matthew Toogood.  Bookings are not required for this concert.

Concert 1 – Tutor Chamber Music Concert
Friday, 4 December 2009
8pm Hobart Town Hall, Hobart
Debussy – Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Beethoven – Septet Op.20
Along with works for Brass and Organ

Concert 2 – Firebird
Sunday, 6 December 2009
8pm Federation Concert Hall, Hobart
Strauss – Don Juan
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No.1
Stravinsky – Firebird Suite
David Danzmayr –Conductor
Michael Kieran Harvey - Piano

Concert 3 – Resurrection
Sunday, 13 December 2009
8pm Hobart City Hall, Hobart
Mahler – Symphony No.2 ‘The Resurrection’
David Danzmayr –Conductor
Jane Edwards – Soprano
Margaret Plummer – Mezzo Soprano
AISOI Chorus
Chorus Master – June Tyzak


Choral Concert (free concert)
Saturday, 5 December 2009
12:30pm Hobart Town Hall, Hobart
Matthew Toogood - Choir Director
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to music
Thomas Weelkes - Gloria in excelsis Deo
William Byrd - Ave Verum Corpus
Thomas Tomkins - When David Heard
Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Sons of Light

Tickets are available from Centertainment, 53 Elizabeth Mall, Hobart, by calling (03) 6234 5998, or visiting

Published on: 23 Aug 2016 10:19am