DSO Principal Clarinetist Laura Llewellyn has been preparing for a very unique role in our upcoming season-opening performance, Dances of Fire. 

Kodály’s Dances of Galánta is a beautiful work packed with plenty of Hungarian flair and energy. The piece is inspired by dances from the folk tradition and will feature Laura mimicking the traditional single reed instrument, the Tarogato, on her clarinet.

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DSO Concertmaster, Education and Outreach Officer, and Soloist extraordinaire Tara Murphy has been preparing for DSO’s 2023 season-opening performance, Dances of Fire, where she, along with Darwin Symphony Orchestra, will perform Barber’s thrilling Violin Concerto.

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It was wonderful to sit down with celebrated Australian composer, Emma Jayakumar this month to discuss compositional life, the trials and tribulations for the past 2 years, and of course, her stunning new song cycle, Four Lost Songs, commissioned by DSO, premiering this August at Darwin Festival. Emma, thank you for taking the time talk…

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Meet Stephanie Arnold, DSO cellist, accomplished artist, and musical mentor,   Steph begun playing the Cello at the age of 6. ‘My older sister had started learning violin the year before’ Steph recalls. ‘I remember watching her walking around the house with the violin under her chin and wanting to learn as well. Our neighbours down…

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Say ‘hello’ to Zakelli Xie: DSO Violinist and graduate of Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist program. Zak has been with DSO’s Young Artist Program since its inception. He describes the experience as ‘like a little musical family’ who grow together throughout the year.   ‘YAP – which we lovingly call it – is such a diverse…

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