Firebird & Strauss

Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm
The Concourse, Chatswood

409 Victoria Av, Chatswood, 2067         Directions

Paul Terracini: Conductor
Ayse Göknur Shanal: Soprano

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Ross Edwards: Emerald Crossing & White Ghost Dancing
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite


Adults $40
Pensioner $30
Student/junior $12

Tickets available here

The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to work with renowned soprano Ayse Göknur Shanal, who will step in for Taryn Fiebig, in a performance of Richard Strauss's supremely beautiful Four Last Songs. Ayse Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers, with guest performances at Opera Australia, Turkish State Opera, Aldeburgh Festival (UK) and the Sydney Festival, as well as with the Symphony Orchestras of Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australia, and with the Australian Haydn Ensemble.

Ayşe Göknur Shanal - soprano

"Göknur is a soprano gifted with a voice of great beauty...she has the ability to hold an audience with both the intensity of her performance and her musicianship." - Conductor Richard Bonynge AC, CBE, Commandeur de l'Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres

Brisbane born soprano Ayse Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers. She has performed in England, USA, Germany, France, Ireland, Japan and Turkey. As the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholar, she studied at London's prestigious Royal College of Music and was an adjunct member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Paul Terracini

Dr Paul Terracini was born in Sydney and has enjoyed a career in Australia and internationally as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has held permanent positions as Principal Trumpet in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Lecturer in Trumpet, Brass Ensemble and Big Band at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; and Solo Trumpet in the Danish Chamber Players, Denmark.