The Festival of Instrumental Music features musically diverse performances from more than 1000 public school students in Combined Recorders and String Ensembles, supported by individual items from exceptionally talented vocalists, instrumental soloists and ensembles.
The Combined Recorder repertoire includes Edvard Grieg’s Norwegian Dance, No 2 and 3; Different Worlds by Jes Hudak and George Krikes, and an arrangement with the Combined String Ensemble of Handel Highlights by Tracy Burjan and Susan Sukkar.
The Combined String repertoire also includes Susan H Day’s Tango D’Amour and Crossing Pirates’ Cove by Deborah Baker Monday.
This Festival will also feature the NSW Public Schools State Wind Bands, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra.
Having brought a fresh perspective to classical music by his merging of the traditional with the contemporary, Kennedy is now bringing back his trademark effervescent live performance back to Australia.