Sinfonia MNC will present its concert, August Dreaming, at St John's Anglican Church in Taree on Sunday, August 25.
The concert theme covers the spectrum of dreaming, both of Country through Peter Sculthorpe's Earth Cry which evokes the Australian landscape and incorporates the melodic sequences of Aboriginal music, and fantasy through Felix Mendelssohn's Fantasia on A Midsummer Night's Dream, exploring Shakespeare's dream fantasy world of Titania and Oberon.
The orchestra also looks towards the dreams of longing for lost loved ones through Allerseelen, music written by Richard Strauss after "All Souls' Day", a poem by Hermann von Gilm celebrating the one day in the year when the dead can return to their loved ones.
And then there is the ultimate American dream of an idyllic (if boisterous) cowboy life where the Cowgirl gets the Head Wrangler during the Hoe-Down, instead of the Rancher's Daughter.
Featuring in the concert is Sinfonia's 2019 Quaver Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Cooper Twemlow.
Cooper has many musical talents, including the piano and flute, but for Sinfonia is playing the bassoon, which will add depth to the subtleties of tonalities in many of the pieces played.
The concert will start at 2pm and tickets will be available at the door. For more information please check us out on our Facebook page or on www.sinfoniamnc.com.au.