Roxy launches show stopping program with arrival of Sydney Symphony ensemble

April 9, 2008

If you happen to find yourself walking along Maitland Street, Bingara in the near future, prepare yourself for the smell of greasepaint and the sounds of tuning instruments being carried on the breeze as The Roxy prepares to raise the curtain on its 2008 season.

The absolute highlight of the year’s calendar will be the performance by an ensemble from the Sydney Symphony.

The Roxy is extremely proud to host this unprecedented event on Saturday June 21.

The Sydney Symphony Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for emerging professional players to be part of the Sydney Symphony for one year.

The 2008 Fellowship Ensemble is made up of a string quartet, an oboe and a flute player auditioned from a national field.

The participants are mentored by musicians from the Sydney Symphony in orchestral technique, musicianship and chamber music.

During the course of their year with the Symphony the young artists work on chamber music repertoire with acclaimed international soloists and members of the Sydney Symphony. 

The Roxy performance by the Fellows will be the only concert presented in the region by the ensemble.

As the Program provides opportunities for the Fellows to be entrepreneurial, the exciting program will be chosen by them.

Another of the year’s highlights at The Roxy will undoubtedly be the appearance of the much loved veteran of the Australian entertainment industry, John Wood, starring in the acclaimed stage production "The Club."

The Gold Logie winner best known for his role in "Blue Healers" is set to light up the stage in the lead role of David Williamson’s classic Australian comedy.

Not to be missed, the live performance of "The Club" will take place on Friday May 30.

As well as the brilliant line up of live performances, The Roxy will present a spectacular line up of movies, kicking off with the musical comedy "Hairspray" on the 5th April. There is sure to be something for everyone including the knockout Academy Award winners "Elizabeth" starring Cate Blanchett, "No Country for Old Men" and "Atonement" among others.

Absolutely not to be missed will be "The Givin’ Back Concert" on the April 12.

This is a unique opportunity to be dazzled by the unbridled talent of a collaboration of young performers as they say "thank you" to the older generation who they feel have given them so much.

All proceeds will go to Touriandi Lodge. Book now for this spectacular showcase of music, song and dance.

Bookings for live shows can be made at the Bingara Tourist Information Centre.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Sandy McNaughton, Manager on mobile phone 0427 241 582 or emailing roxy@gwydir.nsw.gov.au

We look forward to seeing you at The Roxy.