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Steel City Strings Meets South Coast Big Band


Sat 29 Jun 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Crown Street, Wollongong CBD, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: lhfowler

In this spectacular show, Steel City Strings joins forces with South Coast Big Band, filling the hall with classical, blues, jazz and film music. This is a rare experience not be missed, as more than thirty musicians perform works specially arranged for this unique combination.

Steel City Strings is a chamber orchestra with players from the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands that has been delighting regional audiences showcasing the great works for string orchestra and featuring local soloists, choirs and composers.

Led by talented multi-instrumentalist Des Cannings South Coast Big Band is the premier jazz orchestra in the region, with woodwinds, brass, keyboard, rhythm and Gillian Meers’ soaring voice. This not-to-be-missed event will feature pianist Paddy Kelly playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with full orchestral backing, Bob Brookmeyer’s Fanfare and Folksongs for String Quartet and orchestra, music by jazz veteran Judy Bailey, songs by Joni Mitchell and Ella Fitzgerald, and much, much more.