Written by on 01/06/2023

Just over a week ago Charles Darwin University (CDU) joined forces with Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) to host a performance at the University’s Casuarina campus.

The ‘Sunset Symphony” was the first performance to be held on campus in several years.

The 60-piece orchestra comprised of string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments and performed classical pieces including Prokofiev’s enchanting Romeo and Juliet and Bizet’s Carmen.

CDU’s Academy of the Arts Director Amanda Morris said it was a pleasure to collaborate with music colleagues from Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

“What a wonderful way to welcome the community from across Darwin and celebrate the start of the dry season.”

DSO Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Jonathan Tooby was also excited to present an evening of beautiful music to the Darwin community.

DSO which is comprised of over 90 volunteer musicians has been a treasured institution in Darwin, reflecting the diverse and vibrant community for over 30 years. CDU is the Principal Sponsor of DSO.

“We are thrilled to be performing at the CDU Amphitheatre and look forward to celebrating the wonderful relationship DSO shares with this extraordinary University,” Mr Tooby said.

From all accounts it was a great family event, listening to the orchestra under the stars and we hope to see more collaborative performances in the future.

Images courtesy of Paz Tassone

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