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Journey Through Other Worlds

Yet to take a dip into Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2023 program? 

Here’s your chance to dive into Other Worlds and journey through the sounds of your childhood in a nostalgic one-night performance. 

By Jenna Hoare

Calling on all film buffs, gaming geeks and Sci-Fi nerds. Sit back as the DSO takes you on a captivating night filled with soundtrack classics, stunning visual projections and story telling. 

DSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Jonathan Tooby says there’s something for everyone in this latest performance. 

“We’ve got classical elements. We’re doing music from the Sci-Fi film 2001: A Space Odyssy…featuring classical music by Johan Strauss and also a huge chunk by Richard Strauss,” Tooby says. 

Watch the DSO bring the theatre to life – led by Resident Conductor and Principal Clarinet Stephen Pevely with story components narrated by local storyteller Liz Trevaskis. 

“Aside from the sound, there will be projected images, with lots of colour and light. It’s also presented by Liz Trevaskis. Taking you on a journey of curated sections throughout the show. It will be a very visually stimulating experience,” Tooby says.

There's around 60 musicians involved in this show that’s set to spark memories for kids and big kids alike. Revel in big tracks such 

as Hans Zimmer’s The Dark Night and music from big blockbuster films including E.T. and the original Superman. 

For all the gamers out there, geek out to the track from Final Fantasy, Zelda and Super Mario Bros. 

“I went to see the first Star Wars film in 1981 and that music absolutely shook me to my core at that time and has remained with me. The new kid on the block is Han Zimmerman. I frequently have a playlist of his on and it’s just so consuming,” Tooby says. 

And there’s no need to sweat in the outside build up with this enchanting evening – open to all ages – held at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. 

Darwin Symphony Orchestra – Other Worlds
WHEN SAT 28 OCT | 6.30PM
COST $22-$65

Photo: Paz Tassone

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