Canberra Symphony Orchestra Prom Picnic Concert 2017Share Event on Facebook Share Event on Twitter Share Event on LinkedIn
One of the great pleasures of late summer in Canberra is the Shell Prom Picnic Concert in the lush grounds of Government House with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. This year’s was the 35th Prom Concert, an event that brings together music lovers with their families, friends and colleagues who cope with the vicissitudes of the weather – this year the assurance from the weather bureau that late afternoon would be rain free was spot on - and came armed with their picnics, chairs, hats, brollies and were rewarded with another memorable concert featuring guest artists ‘Guitar Trek’.
For the VIP guests the CSO’s hospitality was as always a special treat, thanking them for the support and providing an opportunity to relax, wine and dine and enjoy the great Canberra networking and schmoozing we love.
For the mosh-pit munchkins who dance, play and entertain the adults quietly ensconced in prime positions front and centre there was an added bonus of a dedicated play area to keep them occupied throughout the concert and if it’s there next year I’m giving the face painting a go.
With a new energy for the programs of the CSO this year will see them using different venues, finding opportunities to take the orchestra out and about to the National Portrait Gallery, to Queanbeyan Park for their Multicultural Festival - Carnivale and again to Commonwealth Park for the Canberra Day Symphony in the Park, ABBA Live! On Sunday 12 March and it’s free.
To stage this event is a magnificent effort; the CSO has as its main supporter Shell Australia who’ve been there since 1980 but acknowledgement to the small and hard working team who make it happen is where so much credit is due, and that is where CEO Sarah Kimball and the team deserve all the accolades. Yes, magnificent.....again.