Sydney International Mandolin Festival, January 6-13, 2008
By Peter Canavan
April 25, 2007 - 7:15 pm
Sydney International Mandolin Festival
Sydney, Australia — An International Mandolin Festival is to be held here January 6-13, 2008.
The Festival will feature contemporary Australian music, much of which is being written for the festival and which will be premiered at a concert on the final evening of the festival.
All players and orchestras are invited to participate. Participants will form into a Festival Orchestra to rehearse and perform the works.
The conductor will be Adrian Hooper and an orchestra in excess of 120 players is anticipated. Music will be sent out well in advance for participants to become familiar with the music before arrival.
There will also be in-house concerts and other associated activities, such as an evening Harbour cruise. This could be a good start to a holiday in Australia.