Macquarie Symphony Orchestra composing a night out in Forbes

Two young musicians will star when the Macquarie Symphony Orchestra comes to Forbes Town Hall on Saturday October 21. 

One of the world’s favourite concertos, the Mozart Clarinet concerto, will be performed by Sandra Ismail, the winner of the Camplin Prize in the inaugural Macquarie Philharmonia Concerto competition.

“It is an opportunity of a life time and I will have to be fully prepared technically and mentally,” Sandra said. 

“It will be very special for me to perform a concerto with the Macquarie Symphony Orchestra because I grew up listening and playing in the orchestra as a student.

“I have performed this piece in many masterclasses and would love to demonstrate all I have learned with an orchestra.”

Lucy Clarke-Randazzo, the Thompson Concerto prize winner, will play the dazzling violin concerto by Kabalevsky. Ms Clarke-Randazzo said has been practicing Kabelewski's violin concerto for about 12 months and has never played it with an orchestra.

“I will love this opportunity as it is one of my favourite pieces and to experience being accompanied by a full orchestra will be so exciting and a great musical experience for me as I develop my ensemble skills”, said Ms Clarke-Randazzo.

Other works on the program are the Fingal’s Cave Overture by Mendelssohn and Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony.

The concert begins at 7pm with canapés being served at 6pm. Tickets at or Forbes Shire Council offices.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for concession and children under 18 free. Tickets for the canapés are sold separately for $20.