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Canberra Weekly Classic Afternoon

Saturday 14 September, 2019
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 2.00pm

Diana Doherty Director, Soloist
2019 Artist in Focus

MOZART Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Oboe Concerto in A minor
BACH Oboe Concerto in D minor
MOZART Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314

Ticket Prices – $29 to $95

Dubbed ‘The Dancing Oboist’ by the New York Times, Diana Doherty is one of Australia’s most exciting instrumentalists. She joins the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in 2019 as Artist in Focus, leading the CSO in a concert of Mozart, Bach and Vaughan Williams. Mozart wrote his Symphony No. 25—nicknamed the ‘little G minor’—before he was 18-years-old, yet it shows a remarkable command of orchestral forces. Just four years later Mozart wrote the expressive Oboe Concerto, which was so successful he later passed it off as a new flute concerto, collecting a second paycheck.

Between these two works, Diana and the orchestra will treat the audience to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Oboe Concerto in D minor and Vaughan Williams’ lyrical and nostalgic Oboe Concerto, which seems to reach out for a lost innocence, written as it was during the horrors of the Second World War.

Soloist – Diana Doherty

Diana Doherty is widely regarded as one of the most talented Australian instrumentalists working today. Notable successes include performing Ross Edwards’ Concerto for Oboe with the New York, Liverpool and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, appearances with Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading Symphony Orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Musica Viva, the Seymour Group, Four Winds Festival, Ensemble Kanazawa, Japan, Townsville Chamber Music Festival, and at many international festivals, including Prague Spring Festival, MusicaRiva festival,  Italy, Bratislava Music Festival and the ‘Young Artist in Concert’ Festival in Davos, Switzerland. Read More




The Saturday Series is a change of pace from the mid-week rhythm. This inspired collection of one-off concerts offers a range of experiences, from a picnic in the gardens of Government House and a grand night at the opera, to an afternoon of chamber classics.