Previous Concerts

Graceful Harmony - August 14, 2022

We are delighted to be combining with the Grace Note Singers for this concert.

Featuring:

Mendelssohn – Excerpts from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Humperdink – Hansel and Gretel Overture
Ola Gjeilo – Song of the Universal

Pieces of Eight - May 15, 2022

  • Dvorak – Carnival Overture
  • Williams – Jurassic Park
  • Badelt – Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dvorak – Symphony No. 8

Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds

Chamber Concert - May 2, 2021

  • Mozart – Divertimento in D’
  • Copland – Appalachian Spring
  • Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
  • Beethoven – Septet opus 20. 1st Movt
  • Gillingham – Three Ships
  • Bourgeois – Serenade
  • And Gliere – Russian Sailor’s Dance

Clocktower Centre, Moonee Ponds

An Afternoon in Vienna - November 24, 2019

A beautiful afternoon of music featuring Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, and Mozart.

With Special Guests – The West Melbourne School’s Orchestra.

Essendon Baptist Community Church

Celebration - September 15, 2019

The Essendon Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 21st Birthday with highlights from its history.

  • Academic Festival Overture – Brahms
  • An American in Paris – Gershwin
  • Scheherazade (1st Movement) – Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Funeral March of the Marionette – Gounod
  • Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) – Elgar

Essendon Baptist Community Church

Beautiful Melodies 3 - June 23, 2019

Debut performance of Aerial View of the Valley a unique work by Stuart Greenbaum commissioned by the Essendon Symphony.

  • Symphony No 5 – Tchaikovsky
  • Clarinet Concerto No 1 – Weber
  • Aerial View of the Valley – Stuart Greenbaum

Clocktower centre, Moonee Ponds

The Music of Comic-con - March 31, 2019

  • Excerpts from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Paul Dukas
  • How to Train Your Dragon – John Powell
  • Doctor Who: Through Time and Space – Murray Gold
  • The Barber of Seville Overture – Gioacchino Rossini
  • Excerpts from Harry Potter – John Williams

The Clocktower Centre

Sweets - November 25, 2018

  • Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 – Grieg
  • Evita Suite – Lloyd Webber
  • Der Freischutz – Weber
  • Selections from Firebird – Stravinsky

Essendon Baptist Church, Buckley Street

Beautiful Melodies 2 - August 5, 2018

  • Don Giovanni Overture – Mozart
  • Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major –  Prokofiev
  • Symphony No. 7 in A Major – Beethoven

Soloist – Arna Morten

Mozart, Mendelssohn and More - June 3, 2018

With West Melbourne Schools Orchestra

  • Marriage of Figaro Overture – Mozart
  • Fingal’s Cave – Mendelssohn

Throughout the Moonee Valley.

Tubby the Tuba - May 6, 2018

Featuring:

  • Daniel Bogemann on Tuba
  • Adrian McEniery as our narrator

 

Stage door - November 25, 2017

  • American in Paris – Gershwin
  • HMS Pinafore – G & S
  • Les Miserable – Schönberg
  • Polonaise from Eugene Onegin – Tchaik
  • In the Steppes of Central Asia – Borodin
  •  Fidelio – Beethoven

Beautiful Melodies - August 6, 2017

  • Mendelssohn – Fingal’s Cave
  • Elgar – Cello Concerto
  • Dvorak – Symphony No. 9

Soloist -Luke Severn

Kids in Space - April 30, 2017

  • Star Wars suite – Williams
  • Mars (from The Planets) – Holst
  • Theme from Also sprach Zarathustra (from 2001 Space Odyssey) – Strauss
  • Theme from Star Trek – Goldsmith
  • Apollo 13 – Horner

European Romance - November 20, 2016

  • L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 – Bizet (including the famous Farandole movement)
  • Symphony No. 4 in A Major (Italian) – Mendelssohn
  • The Magic Flute (K. 620) Overture – Mozart

Memories and Music from WWI - September 11, 2016

  • Light Cavalry Overture – von Suppé
  • Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) – Elgar
  • Jupiter (from The Planets) – Holst

Last Night of the Proms - August 21, 2016

  • Symphony No. 5 (First Movement) – Tchaikovsky
  • Finlandia – Sibelius
  • Shepherd’s Hey – Grainger
  • Children of Sanchez – Mangione
  • Pomp and Circumstance – Elgar

The Snowman - May 15, 2016

  • The Snowman – music by Howard Blake
  • Medley of tunes from the movie FROZEN
  • Thunder and Lightning Polka – Strauss
  • Symphony No. 6 Fourth Movement (Thunder Storm) – Beethoven

Animal Antics - August 23, 2015

Carnival of the animals – Saint-Saens
Teddy Bears Picnic – Bratton

 

Symphonic Bites - August 31, 2014

West Side Story – Bernstein
Symphony no. 5 (1st movt) – Beethoven
Cello Concerto no. 1 – Haydn
– Soloist Eric Schmidt
Magic Island – Paul Stanhope