Conductor                Chris Upton
Viola                        David Loonam

Wagner                    Die Meistersinger's Overture
Martinu                    Rhapsody - Concerto
Rojas                       New Work
Grieg                       Symphony
Saturday                   5 December, 2020 @ 5.30pm
Sunday                     6 December, 2020 @ 2.30pm

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nuremburg Overture
is a powerful opening to a massive opera which sets the tone for some serious musical fun. With it’s sweeping melodies and fanfares, we start the concert with sheer brilliance. Martinu's Rhapsody Concerto for Viola is a stunning work which will showcase the remarkable talents of our own Principal Violist, David Loonam as our featured soloist.

The WPO is also delighted to bring to you a new composition, specifically written for us by Daniel Rojas, and we are thrilled to perform the breathtakingly beautiful Symphony by Grieg. With the composers hand-written note on the cover: “Must never be performed”, for 113 years this sparkling and captivating work remained unplayed until 1981.  We hope Grieg will forgive us, but it's just too good not to be enjoyed!

The Woollahra Philharmonic is delighted to welcome the amazing talents of Chris Upton to conduct this exhilarating  program.