Lily Higson-Spence 2015

Lily Higson Spence on stage at Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo:WinkiPoP Media

Willoughby Symphony’s 2017 Season to feature Sydney Eisteddfod Ambassadors and Alumni


Sydney Eisteddfod alumni Lily Higson-Spence will perform as part of the 2017 Willoughby Symphony season, alongside Sydney Eisteddfod ambassadors Dr Nicholas Milton AM and Simon Kenway. 

The season will open with GENIUS, a concert performance of masterworks, in which Lily will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto as a guest soloist. The concert will be performed across two nights only and this is a huge achievement for the budding musician. Lily’s previous performances on the Sydney Eisteddfod stage saw her win the 2015 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Scholarship and the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Awards for Performance Excellence.

Ambassador Simon Kenway is set to conduct GLORY, which will span across the last weekend in April. In 2015, he adjudicated Sydney Eisteddfod’s most prestigious choral event, the Australian Choral Grand Prix and will demonstrate his passion for choral music once again as he conducts the Willoughby Symphony Choir in the final concert piece Gloria by French composer Francis Poulenc.

The 2017 Season is sure to be as outstanding as always, as it continues under the baton of Sydney Eisteddfod ambassador, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton AM. Each year the Willoughby Symphony produces an engaging program of high quality concerts, reaffirming their reputation as one of Australia’s most respected orchestral organisations.

Sydney Eisteddfod wishes Lily, Nicholas and Simon all the best with the upcoming season. 

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