In this spectacular show, Steel City Strings joins forces with South Coast Big Band, filling the hall with classical, blues, jazz and film music. This is a rare experience that should not be missed, as more than thirty musicians perform works specially arranged for this unique combination.
Steel City Strings is a chamber orchestra with players from the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands that has been delighting South Coast audiences for five years showcasing the great works for string orchestra and featuring local soloists, choirs and composers.
Led by talented multi-instrumentalist Des Cannings South Coast Big Band is the premier jazz orchestra in the region, with woodwinds, brass, keyboard, rhythm and Gillian Meers’ soaring voice. Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, they are releasing a debut album with original compositions by band members.
This not-to-be-missed event will feature pianist Paddy Kelly playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with full orchestral backing,