“A substantial piece…. (the orchestra) relished the rich orchestration” THE MERCURY “Special piece brings out best in orchestra” By PETER DONNELLY The Derwent Symphony Orchestra Damien Holloway, conductor Michael Lampard, baritone Hobart Town Hall, September 2011 MATTHEW Dewey composed his Derwent Overture for this concert. Anything but a frothy opener, it is a substantial piece, in content if not in length. The musical language is quite accessible, with overtones of Wagner and Sibelius, while retaining an individual character. The work
September will see the first performance of my new overture for orchestra (currently untitled) which has been commissioned by the Derwent Symphony Orchestra. The performance will take place on Sunday the 11th of September 2011, 2.30pm at Hobart Town Hall (Tasmania). The conductor is Damien Holloway and the programme will also features Elgar’s Sea Pictures (with guest soloist Michael Lampard) and Sibelius’ Symphony No.1.
“Matthew Dewey conducted the Hobart Chamber Orchestra in the premiere of his enchanting Moon Flower…” Concert for Queensland Hobart Town Hall Compere, Leo Schofield Many performers of distinction donated their time for this excellent Queensland fundraiser. (The) Jan Sedivka Camerata Chamber Ensemble with Justin Beere, clarinet, gave a flawless reading of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581. Various combinations provided unexpected pleasure. Tasmanian Emily Burke, now with Opera Queensland, demonstrated awesome power in Vissi d’Arte by Puccini, before a Mozart