Four performances of classics from the desk of Graeme Koehne

Four performances of classics from the desk of Graeme Koehne
Norwood Symphony Orchestra Centenary Year 2023
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Two of Graeme Koehne’s most well-known works will be performed in Australia next month.

To His Servant Bach, God grants a final glimpse the morning star is a gracious and moving piece that pays homage to J.S. Bach by adapting some of his characteristic devices, for example the walking rhythms often found in Bach’s music. Originally composed for cello, this work has been adapted for string quartet, guitar ensemble, organ and orchestra.

Resonance String Orchestra will give two performances of this sublime work.
November 19
Castlemaine Town Hall
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Forty Reasons to be Cheerful: Festive Fanfare for Orchestra will be performed by Ballarat Symphony Orchestra and Norwood Symphony Orchestra. Norwood Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its centenary year and have chosen Forty Reasons to be Cheerful to show that they are indeed cheerful. Happy Birthday Norwood Symphony!

Performed many times since its composition in 2013, the enduring popularity of this work is testament to Koehne’s compositional style. Unashamedly tonal, brilliantly orchestrated and appealingly big-hearted, this work deserves its place in the classical canon.

Ballarat Symphony Orchestra performs Forty Reasons to be Cheerful
November 19
The Loreto Abbey Theatre, Ballarat
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Norwood Symphony Orchestra performs Forty Reasons to be Cheerful
November 26
Norwood Concert Hall, SA
 
Across this year, many orchestras and ensembles have rejoiced in Koehne’s music, frequently bringing it to appreciative audiences in multiple places.

Enjoy this playlist of Koehne’s most performed works:

 




More information on these works can be found here:

To His servant Bach, God grants a final glimpse the morning star: for string orchestra | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

Forty reasons to be cheerful: festive fanfare for orchestra | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

Time is a river | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

Between two worlds: suite from the ballet 1914 | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

Powerhouse (rhumba): perpetuum mobile for orchestra | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

In-flight entertainment: three pieces for oboe and orchestra | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

Elevator music: for orchestra | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

The persistence of memory: elegy for oboe and string orchestra | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

Twilight on Dove Lake | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical

Tivoli dances | Graeme Koehne - Wise Music Classical