READY TO PLAY: Paul Copeland, Karen Traise and Mark Lee from the Lismore Symphony Orchestra have been rehearsing for the 10th anniversary concert.
READY TO PLAY: Paul Copeland, Karen Traise and Mark Lee from the Lismore Symphony Orchestra have been rehearsing for the 10th anniversary concert. Patrick Gorbunovs

Lismore City Hall to overflow with orchestral delights

FOR two nights this year, the stage of the Lismore City Hall will overflow with an orchestra of string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments as 80 musicians play a combination of contemporary and classic music for the Lismore Symphony Orchestra's 10th anniversary.

The 10th anniversary concert will take place this weekend and will include ballet performances from Karen Ireland School of Dance and about 40 junior string musicians to accompany the 40-member Lismore Symphony Orchestra.

The concert program will include Jacques Offenbach's Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera Selection and Beethoven's Symphony No 5, Stephen Chin and Gustav Holst, to name a few.

Lismore Symphony Orchestra violinist Paul Copeland said teamwork was one of the most important parts of playing in an orchestra.

"You've got partners and teams and everyone has to work together," he said.

The two gala performances will be held at Lismore City Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm. A $20 donation is suggested for adults to cover the concert's costs.



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