MetSO Young Artists Gala

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MetSO) is holding their Young Artists Gala concert at Government House Ballroom on Sunday February 26. This special event will feature the talented MetSO Young Artists in solo performances, the MetSO Wind ensemble performing Strauss’ Serenade in E flat Major, Op. 7, and the world premiere of the “Karrinyup Fanfare” composed by MetSO Concertmaster Ben Clapton.

The concert showcases the talents of the MetSO Young Artists who have performed with the orchestra in 2022 and will now take the spotlight by themselves. The orchestra will also be announcing their new MetSO Young Artists, as well as celebrating new life memberships awarded by the orchestra’s patron, His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM, 34th Governor of Western Australia.

In addition, the MetSO Winds will perform the Serenade in E Flat Major, Op. 7 by Richard Strauss, one of the most celebrated composers of the romantic era. The ensemble, made up of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns and tuba will bring to life the rich, complex textures and harmonies of Strauss’ music.

The concert will open with the world premiere of the Karrinyup Fanfare, a new composition by MetSO Concertmaster Ben Clapton. This exciting new work inspired by the orchestra’s history and future will be an exciting way to start an afternoon that celebrates local talent.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the exceptional musicians of the MetSO in concert at the Government House Ballroom. Tickets are limited, so act now to experience the beauty and power of live classical music.

Head to the MetSO Website for ticketing and more details.

MetSO Young Artists Gala
February 26, 3pm
Government House Ballroom, Perth

Dealing with Criticism

I would be surprised if there is anyone who deals with criticism well. If someone actually likes being harshly criticised for work that they did, I’m sure other people might have some concerns about that person’s psychological profile.

Criticism is something that we deal with on a daily basis – whether it’s our own self criticism, or the criticism of a teacher or trusted mentor, or if you’re someone who releases your creative work to others, then you can be criticised by random people who may or may not have any concern for your mental well-being.

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