• Tim Langford and his wife Jessica Adelan-Langford and their children Phoebe and Elliott

    Tim Langford and his wife Jessica Adelan-Langford and their children Phoebe and Elliott

  • Gai Brodtmann and Chris Uhlmann with Anneloes and Maurits de Graeff

    Gai Brodtmann and Chris Uhlmann with Anneloes and Maurits de Graeff

  • Jerry Francis and Llewella Jago

    Jerry Francis and Llewella Jago

  • Ben Florance and Judy Waters

    Ben Florance and Judy Waters

  • Temay Rigein and Zema Rigein

    Temay Rigein and Zema Rigein

  • James Johnson, Rebecca Jeremenko and Paul Trotman

    James Johnson, Rebecca Jeremenko and Paul Trotman

  • Kate Driver, Peter Gniel and Michael Bradley

    Kate Driver, Peter Gniel and Michael Bradley

  • Renee and Ben Hindmarsh with Stuart Copeland from Shell.

    Renee and Ben Hindmarsh with Stuart Copeland from Shell.

  • Renee and Ben Hindmarsh

    Renee and Ben Hindmarsh

  • Tracey Carroll with Marie and James Martin

    Tracey Carroll with Marie and James Martin

  • Ken Dickson and Peter Mascini

    Ken Dickson and Peter Mascini

  • Clinton Foster and Nilofar Morgan

    Clinton Foster and Nilofar Morgan

  • Gai Brodtmann enjoys her space and the music.

    Gai Brodtmann enjoys her space and the music.

  • Mosh Pit Munchkins

    Mosh Pit Munchkins

  • Guitar Trek, guest artists for the CSO Prom Picnic Concert

    Guitar Trek, guest artists for the CSO Prom Picnic Concert

  • Elizabeth McGrath, Raydon Gates, Michael Heath and Rob Gill

    Elizabeth McGrath, Raydon Gates, Michael Heath and Rob Gill

  • Barb Barnett and Andrew Heron

    Barb Barnett and Andrew Heron

  • Barbara Jane Gilby

    Barbara Jane Gilby

  • Asha Rajah-Clarke and Peter Clarke

    Asha Rajah-Clarke and Peter Clarke

  • Bernard Unkles, Susanne Koeber, Ambassador of Austria Dr. Bernard Zimburg and Simon McGill

    Bernard Unkles, Susanne Koeber, Ambassador of Austria Dr. Bernard Zimburg and Simon McGill

  • Richard and Julia Sisson with Joanne Fredericksen and Paul Lindwall

    Richard and Julia Sisson with Joanne Fredericksen and Paul Lindwall

  • Rob Clark, Chris Steel and Kurt Osborne

    Rob Clark, Chris Steel and Kurt Osborne

  • Sarah Kimball, Anneliese Morgan and Dianne Ireland

    Sarah Kimball, Anneliese Morgan and Dianne Ireland

  • Joan and Peter Holden with Michael Brennan

    Joan and Peter Holden with Michael Brennan

  • Peter Davidson and Tim Shaw

    Peter Davidson and Tim Shaw

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Prom Picnic Concert 2017

18 February 2017

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.