On August 23 2014, the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra (SUSO), the Sydney University Musical Society (SUMS) and the Sydney University Wind Orchestra (SUWO) converged on the Great Hall for a showcase of the music and talent that the University of Sydney Union supports and helps prosper. This unique event was the first of its kind – although SUSO and SUMS have collaborated on many projects over the years, this was the first time with all three societies!
Conducted by David Saffir, SUSO performed Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Faure’s Pavane, Hindson’s RPM, and Berlioz’s “Marche au supplice” from Symphonie fantastique. SUMS performed Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth, “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind”, and A Clare Benediction along with African traditional Ukuthula and Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas, all under the baton of conductor Tim Chung. SUWO closed the show with Broughton’s Silverado, Mackey’s Foundry, and Ticheli’s Angels in the Architecture, conducted by Dr Steven Capaldo.