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Lollipops and Swoons

Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams
Host Guy Noble
Violin Warwick Adeney

Glinka Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Sculthorpe Little Suite for Strings
Barber Adagio for Strings
J. Strauss Jr.
Wiener Bonbons (Vienna Sweets) Op.307
Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme), Op.36
Mendelssohn Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.64
Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Danse de la fée-dragée) from The Nutcracker

Duration: 90 minutes without an interval (subject to change without notice)
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Relish these melt-in-the-mouth confections.

Be charmed by Nimrod which you will know from films Dunkirk and Elizabeth. Barber’s Adagio is profoundly beautiful and enshrined in Platoon, The Elephant Man and even South Park - it’s been sampled, digitalised and rearranged endlessly.

Rachmaninov’s Vocalise is one of the composer’s most cherished pieces with its wandering melody poised above pulsing chords. And of course, Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker is pure, sweet delight, beloved by audiences.

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Sarah-Grace Williams

A Churchill Fellow boasting a remarkable local and international conducting career, Sarah-Grace Williams has conducted more than 300 performances over the past six years, including appearances with the Queensland, Adelaide, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony...
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Guy Noble

Guy Noble has had a long association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, having first worked with the Orchestra in 1994. He has been host of the Music on Sundays series since 2005 and conducted the orchestra...
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Warwick Adeney

Prof. Ian Frazer AC and Mrs Caroline Frazer; Estate Barbara Jean Hebden; Cathryn Mittelheuser AM; John Story AO and Georgina Story
Warwick Adeney was born into a large family of violinists and trained at Queensland Conservatorium alongside three of his siblings. There he learnt with Dr Anthony Doheny, was a member of the Ambrosian Quartet, and...
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