The Darwin Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020 season, with a wide-ranging program spanning Mozart and Shostakovich to ABBA, as well as new collaborations with Galpu songman Guwanbal Gurruwiwi and the dancers of NT Dance Company.
Jonathan Tooby and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. Photo supplied
“2019 was a year of incredible growth and prosperity for our organisation, and has set an exciting precedent for things to come,” the DSO’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Jonathan Tooby said in a media release. “And 2020 is another year full of extraordinary musical experiences for DSO.”
“For me, putting any program together requires a clear perspective on the artistic needs of the community you are serving, including the musicians,” Tooby told Limelight. “In 2020 I felt that musical diversity was paramount, given that we are reaching diverse audiences in different contexts. I am also constantly mindful of giving Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s musicians meaningful and challenging work to present. Our 2020 Season very much reflects this diversity, with the program ranging from ABBA to Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.”
The season opens in March with...