THEY may be young and set to perform in front of hundreds of people in Sydney tomorrow, but these Kinross Wolaroi Students (KWS) say they are not nervous.
Students Cecilia Carter, Logan Birchall, Daniel Moxey, and Anthony Solari represent the only regional school to be chosen to perform in the Sydney Eisteddfod Stockland Orchestral Spectacular.
The event celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Eisteddfod.
“We’ll be playing in the orchestra and we’ll be doing workshops on Friday and Saturday,” Logan said.
The four students applied for and were accepted to take to the stage with some of Sydney Eisteddfod’s alumni in a 90-piece orchestra.
Some of the students’ family will make the trip to Sydney for the event.
“My mum’s coming down to see me and she’s very excited,” Daniel said.
The orchestra will perform under the guidance of Richard Gill, one of Australia’s most admired music educators and conductors and a member of the Sydney Eisteddfod alumni.
“Richard Gill is the best conductor in Australia,” said Anthony who is looking forward to learning more from him.
“It’s exciting, I’m looking forward to it,” Cecilia said.
The concert program includes Double Violin Concerto (Bach), selections from Carmen Suites 1 and 2 (Bizet), Unfinished Symphony (1st movement-Schubert), Hungarian Dance #5 (Brahms) and Powerhouse (Koehne).
Admission to the concert is free but seats can be reserved through www.sydneyeisteddfod.com.au for $5.