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Star Wars fans will experience the force of Geelong’s 70-piece orchestra when it performs the franchise’s iconic theme, a month before the release of Episode Eight.
Geelong Symphony Orchestra plays its 2017 finale this month, with a program of symphonic hits including John Williams’ science fiction-inspired masterpiece.
Kevin Cameron will conduct the orchestra, which features guest artist Riley Skevington on violin and the 80 voices of the Geelong Chorale.
WA violinist Skevington was the 2017 winner of the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition
Audiences can sing along to We Are Geelong, from Bizet’s Carmen, Jerusalem by Parry and Land of Hope and Glory from Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance.
Geelong Symphony Orchestra launched in late 2015, bringing together the city’s talented classical musicians.
This year saw the orchestra perform a series of three concerts and attract near-capacity audiences.
General manager Jon Mamonski said the success of this year’s series showed Geelong audiences had an immense appetite for fine music.
“GSO has captivated audiences and commanded respect from patrons and critics alike.
“We’re raising the bar with world class music performed here in Deakin’s magnificent Costa Theatre.”
Mr Mamonski said audiences could look forward to another spectacular series in 2018.
The Last Night of the Proms plays for two performances at Deakin’s Costa Hall on 27 and 28 October.
For more information or tickets, phone 5225 1200 or visit www.gpac.org.au

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