Sydney Symphony Orchestra to live-stream to Cessnock Library
Join the worldwide celebration of music on Make Music Day which is on Friday 21 June. This year we have again partnered with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the State Library of NSW to live-stream to Cessnock a FREE world class performance of 'Music of the Oud' direct from Sydney Opera House.
Originally launched in 1982 as Fête de la Musique in France, Make Music Day is an annual global event which sees music lovers in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries come together to celebrate music.
Joseph Tawadros is one of Australian music’s most impressive and charismatic figures: a composer, improviser, storyteller and a brilliant exponent of the oud, the Egyptian lute.
Classical and original music from the crossroads of East and West, and of old and new, is woven around Tawadros’s Oud Concerto. He shares an almost telepathic rapport with his brother James, leading to moments of joyous spontaneous invention.
Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters is encouraging locals to come along
“This is another wonderful example of how our libraries continue to be cultural hubs for our community. The live-streaming of performances like this into libraries beyond metropolitan areas is just fantastic and this event is great opportunity for our community to experience the Sydney Symphony Orchestra right here at Cessnock Library.”
What: Music of the Oud – Joseph
Tawadros with the SSO
When: Friday 21 June – 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start
Start time: 7pm
First half: circa 35 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Second half: circa 50 minutes
Where: Cessnock Library
This event is free with refreshments provided, but bookings are essential. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity by reserving your spot at libraries.cessnock.nsw.gov.au under ‘Events & Bookings’ or by calling Cessnock Library on 4993 4399.