14.2 C
Byron Shire
May 14, 2021

There is just something about a symphony

Latest News

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Other News

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...


At their June concerts the Lismore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ian Bowles, a program will be presented with a variety of well-known classical works by Beethoven, Elgar, Dvorak, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Zimmer.

The concert features Lecia Robertson as a guest artist. Lecia is a soprano who has performed as a principal artist with the State Opera Companies from South Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

Lecia began her career in theatre before classical vocal training in London with David Harper.

She will be performing two enchantingly beautiful songs: Vilia from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar; and Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

The LSO is looking forward to performing at the Star Court Theatre again. The recent renovations provide an ambience and aesthetic beauty which, when combined with the lovely acoustics, bring a richness to the wonderful experience of hearing a live Symphony Orchestra in concert.

 Program for this concert:

Elgar Pomp and Circumstance No 4,
Beethoven Symphony No 7 2nd Movement,
Dvorak Symphony No 9 3rd Movement scherzo,
Elgar Enigma Variation Nimrod,
Mendelssohn Hebrides/Fingals Cave,
Mozart Amadeus.


Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry,
Rossini Overture to Barber of Seville,
Lehar Vilja, The Merry Widow,
Puccini Vissi d’arte,
Brahms Hungarian Dance No 1, and
Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Mans Chest.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land at the Belongil Spit. Indeed, it...

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential