A music program of luscious depth and emotion will take the chill out of mid-winter when the Hydro Majestic Hotel again hosts The Metropolitan Orchestra (TMO) on July 22.
A sumptuous three-course dinner will prelude some of the most renowned string serenades led by TMO chief conductor and artistic director Sarah-Grace Williams and featuring the unique pairing of saxophone and guitar.
The performance will begin with Samuel Barber’s iconic and mournful Adagio for Strings followed by Gustav Holst’s much loved St Paul’s Suite. Piazzolla’s Double Concerto was originally written for bandoneon and guitar and has been especially re-arranged for saxophone and guitar.
"This performance, with the rare pairing of saxophone and guitar as specially arranged by Duo Histoire, will combine Latin-inspired passion with the sumptuous sounds of our string section in a night of pure musical and emotional joy," Williams said. "The captivating ballroom of the Hydro Majestic Hotel will provide the perfect atmosphere to absorb each beautiful musical moment."
Rounding out the program of sensational string compositions will be Edvard Grieg’s much adored Holberg Suite followed by Felix Mendelssohn’s single movement String Symphony Number 10, which he wrote at age just 14.
General manager of Escarpment Group, which owns the Hydro Majestic, Ralf Bruegger said: "The Metropolitan Orchestra and the Hydro Majestic are perfect accompaniments to each other – the hotel and its location provide the ideal backdrop to some of the most exquisite music ever composed, while the musicians help give this fantastic building purpose and bring it to life."
The three-course dinner will be served in the Wintergarden Restaurant from 6pm to 7pm, followed by The Metropolitan Orchestra concert from 7pm to 8.20pm in the Majestic Ballroom. Cost: $55pp concert only, $150pp dinner and concert package.
Go to www.hydromajestic.com.au or phone (02) 4782 6885 to book events, accommodation and dining.