Shostakovich & Strauss

Sunday 25 August | 2:30pm | Malvern Town Hall


Join Artistic Director Roy Theaker, internationally renown violinist Brigid Coleridge and Stonnington Symphony for a program featuring two of the greats - Dimitri Shostakovich and Richard Strauss.

Currently based in the United States Brigid Coleridge is a founding member of the award-winning Boston-based piano trio, the Merz Trio, with whom she has most recently been in professional residence at the New England Conservatory of Music. As a recitalist, Brigid has performed in Australia and internationally in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Purcell Room. Brigid holds a doctoral degree in music from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she worked on Beethoven’s late Mass, the Missa Solemnis. In addition, Brigid holds an Artist Diploma and a Masters Degree in Performance from the Royal College of Music, London.

Artistic Director Roy Theaker has enjoyed a diverse and well-travelled career as Conductor, Music Director, Concertmaster and Violin soloist. He has lit up the stage from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall New York, and  London’s West End to Santory Hall Japan, in both the highbrow classical world and the commercial theatre, rock and pop industry. For a number of years he was a conductor on Walt Disney’s hit musical “The Lion King” in both the West End and later in Melbourne, and since 2013 has served as Artistic Director of Stonnington Symphony, performing with a host of Australian commercial artists such as Archie Roach, Lior, Ella Hooper, Patrice Tipoki, Dave Grainy, Rebecca Barnard, and Vika & Linda Bull, plus Classical names such as Siobhan Stagg, Caroline Almonte, Jacqueline Porter and Liane Keegan.


SHOSTAKOVICH   Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor, Op.99

STRAUSS R   Tod und Verklarung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24

STRAUSS R   Till Eulenspiegls Lustige Streiche, Op


Roy Theaker Artistic Director


Brigid Coleridge violin


Malvern Town Hall
cnr Glenferrie Road & High St
Malvern, Victoria 3145