The Classics: Symphony

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25 February 2017 - 25 February 2017

Next upcoming date: 7:00 PM - 9:00PM, 25 February 2017

Send off summer in style with a series of free outdoor concerts fit for cultural royalty. Held Saturdays throughout February, and featuring some of Australia’s most acclaimed music and vocal artists.

Farewell summer with the Stonnington Symphony orchestra, performing live with special guest artist Lior.

Need more information on the event? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for Symphony(PDF, 399KB).


Conductor:                Roy Theaker
Rehearsal Conductor:                Michael Lichnovsky
Guest Artist:                Lior
Soloist:                Lily Higson-Spence
Concert Master:                Edwina Kayser
MC:                Sian Prior

Stonnington Symphony

Stonnington Symphony is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organisation based in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. It is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest community orchestras, as well as being a flag-ship community arts organisation in the City of Stonnington. Its mission is to produce professional-standard, affordable concerts, attractive to a broad spectrum of the community, in readily accessible venues.

The orchestra currently has players ranging in age from 18 to 83, who volunteer their leisure time to share their extensive skills and musical experience with fellow musicians and audiences alike. Stonnington Symphony actively encourages members of the community to become involved in its various activities as players, Friends or volunteers. 

Symphony General Manager                    
Pip Grummet

For more information or to become a Friend of Symphony, visit

Artistic Director & Conductor                   
Roy Theaker

Roy Theaker   Conductor and violinist, Roy Theaker has performed from Suntory Hall, Tokyo to the South Bank, London via the Holy Citadel, Amman and the European Parliament, Brussels. Invitations as a Guest Concertmaster include major orchestras throughout Australia, Asia and Europe.

After studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Vienna Conservatoire, he toured extensively as a violinist with the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields and the London Chamber Orchestra. Since 2010 he has been part of Symphony Australia’s Conductor Development Program, working with the Tasmanian, Auckland, and Adelaide Orchestras. Roy is currently Orchestra Leader with Conducting Responsibilities for the Melbourne production of The Lion King, as well as having recently completed his Masters of Business Administration.

Guest Artist                                      

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A gifted writer, performer and entertainer, with a self assured countenance, he is equally mesmerising in an intimate setting as he is in front of and mixed into the wall of sound of a live band on a concert stage, or the sublte and powerful dynamics of a symphony orchestra setting.

In Australia he progressed from intimate solo performance spaces through to national city tours in venues growing from 1000 to 2000 capacities, including sold out shows with his extended band at the Sydney Opera House. He has headlined and performed at most of Australia's best music festivals, including Splendour in the Grass, Woodford and Port Fairy, among many others. Carole King personally asked for Lior to be the support act for her and James Taylor's Australian Arena tour. Internationally, he was invited to return to the Spiegeltent

Sian Prior

Sian Prior is a writer, broadcaster, teacher, musician and event host. She has presented arts programs on ABC Radio National and 774 ABC Melbourne, and contributed a weekly column to The Age newspaper for three years. She still writes regularly for Fairfax publications and hosts programs on ABC Classic FM. Sian teaches in RMIT’s creative writing programs and her first book, ‘Shy: a memoir’, was published by Text Publishing in 2014.  


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