Orchestra presents second concert for the year

Orchestra Geelong will perform 'A Sweet Serendade' in Geelong. (supplied)

Orchestra Geelong has announced its Concert Two for 2022, ‘A Sweet Serenade’.

Arranged by conductor Janice Wilding the show includes a range of pieces from Sally Greenaway, Deborah Cheetham, Johann Bach, Frantz Schubert and Antonio Vivaldi.

“We are excited to present a mosaic of musical delights to serenade our audience at this concert,” Ms Wilding said.

“The diversity of this program is sure to provide highlights for everyone.”

Orchestra Geelong will also be the first to perform the Wadawurrung Acknowledgment of Country. ‘Long time Living Here’ was composed by Deborah Cheetham OAM and, with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), was developed as a musical Acknowledgement of Country for nation languages across Victoria. Orchestra Geelong has been granted permission from the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Corporation to play, for its inaugural performance, the Wadawurrung Acknowledgment of Country ‘Long Time Living Here’.

Language for this Acknowledgment of Country is supplied by Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles through the Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation.

“Orchestra Geelong exists to bring music to our community,” orchestra president Dean Cronkwright said.

“We are very proud to be able to share the Wadawurrung musical Acknowledgement of Country with our community for the very first time. We thank the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners for gifting us this opportunity.”

Orchestra Geelong will be performing with the talented and accomplished soloists Maximillian Rudd on guitar and Edwina Sekine on violin.

Orchestra Geelong will perform ‘A Sweet Serenade’ on Sunday, August 14 at CA Love Hall, Geelong High School.

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