Come along to Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Saturday 08 December for CELEBRATING STRAUSS: RICHARD GILL AO, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE.
Alexander Briger AO, Conductor
featuring Cheryl Barker AO, Emma Pearson and Caroline Meng
The Sydney Youth Orchestra
STRAUSS Don Juan
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
STRAUSS Excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Gill’s death, whenever it happened, was always going to be considered ‘premature’ because he maintained that youthfulness in the forty years since he took to the podium as Sydney Youth Orchestras' chief conductor. But now it has happened, leaving all of us grateful for any contact we may have had with his knowledge, his energy, and his relentless mission to convince the world (or at least the nearest government) of music’s uniquely transformative power.