The Art of the Scherzo; April 2

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November concert


Tickets $20 GA, available at the door prior to concert.

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2016 Concert Series

Orchestra Nova are proud to present our 2016 Concert Series

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Orchestra Nova (now in our 25th year) is presenting our April 2016 concert “Variations” on 17th April 2016 at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre at Warners Bay at 2:00pm. The Orchestra will be conducted by Robin Fischle, a highly experienced musician who has served the Hunter cultural community with excellence, and Andrew Hermon a young local freelance musician and tutor, stage manager and orchestral conductor.

The program includes:

St Anthony Variations – by Brahms

Clarinet Concerto in B? Major – by Mercadante

Rustic Wedding Symphony – by Goldmark

Our clarinet soloist, Clare Gibbons, is a highly acclaimed soloist and teacher from Newcastle. Clare graduated from The University of Newcastle Conservatorium in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music and was awarded the Newton-John Memorial Prize for outstanding results in both academic and performance subjects. Clare now works as a Clarinet teacher in public and private schools as well as at her own teaching studio and performs regularly with local groups such as the Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra, The University of Newcastle Wind Orchestra, Orchestra Nova and the New Empire Ballroom Dance and Ragtime Orchestra . Clare frequently makes appearances in local musical productions such the recently performed “Evita” with the The National Theatre Company.

We offer the people of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie a varied program of music in this “Variations” concert that we trust our audience will enjoy.


Look out for further details on future events by Orchestra Nova on the following dates at the LMPAC:

Sunday 14th August 2016

The theme for the concert will be Music Inspired by Literature with a programme as follows:

Beethoven      Egmont

Schubert      Rosamunde

Dvorak      The Noonday Witch


Grieg      Peer Gynt suites 1 & 2.

Please note our final concert will be a Saturday performance at the LMPAC on Saturday 19th November 2016 with a yet to be confirmed programme.

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Final concert for 2015 feat. new original work

Our final concert for the year will be a rare evening affair on Friday 11th December 2015 at 7:30 pm at Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay.

Titled “WILDE FLOWERS”, the concert will featurie the music of Copland, Wiseman and our very own Christopher Pantelidis with his world premiere, Symphony in A Minor ‘Earth’.

Conductor by will Andrew Herman.

Make a night of it – dine at one of the many quality cafe/restaurants nearby before the concert or meet for drinks across the road after. A program promising to please!

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Tickets now on sale for our Children’s Concert

Tickets are now on sale for our October Children’s Concert. See the info and ticket link below:

Kids Concert 2015 Orchestra Nova Children's Concert Buy Tickets

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Tickets now on sale for our August concert

3Bs ON August 2015

Tickets for our upcoming August concert are now on sale.

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Next concert on August 2

The concert will feature the Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, performed by our orchestra leader, Miranda Arrighi. A hilight not to be missed.

Watch this space for more details as the concert draws close.

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Next Concert is on April 26. Get your tickets NOW!

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Music from the Opera: November 23

Our next concert will be something to remember. We not only have the orchestra, but also singers!

The program features Music from Opera including some of the best moments from the works of Verdi, Bizet, Massenet, Borodin, Puccini, Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart, Humperdink, and Wagner.

With solo and choral excerpts prepared by Samantha Cobcroft and her chorus of singers you are sure to enjoy this final presentation for 2014.

The works featured include: The Force of Destiny, Carmen, Thaïs, Nabucco, Il Travatore, Prince Igor, Manon Lescault, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, and The Meistersingers.

Don’t forget the time and place.

Lake Macquarire Performing Arts Centre, November 23, 2 P.M.

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August concert on sale

Sound the trumpets – Newcastle’s community orchestra is preparing to present a programme full of noble classics “Fit for a King”.

Orchestra Nova will present its second all ages concert for 2014 at Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre on Sunday 24 August at 2pm.

For centuries, composers have been commissioned to commemorate significant royal events with often majestic and grandiose fanfares, marches, concertos and suites. From the marriage of Princess Margaret in 1960, to the ascension to the throne of King Stephan of Hungary in the year 1000, Orchestra Nova will present a collection of pieces inspired by and written for royalty.

The programme will present works written by giants of classical composition such as Beethoven, Elgar and Tchaikovsky and spanning some 150 years.

In Orchestra Nova tradition, the programme promises something for everyone.

The event will also include a raffle and light refreshments can be purchased.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 student/pensioner concession. Discounts are available for group bookings. All ages are welcome.

Tickets available at the door (if not sold prior) or online here: Orchestra Nova May Concert "Fit for a King"Buy Tickets

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