Celebrating our Community Musicians

Event Details

Members of the Con Community Orchestra and Five Islands String Orchestra (FISO) will perform at the Wollongong City Art Gallery

Community Music is Back!

Join us at the Wollongong City Art Gallery as our two community orchestras present the very first Wollcon 50th Birthday event for the year – ‘Celebrating our Community Musicians’.

The Five Islands String Orchestra (conducted by Adrian Davis) will perform works by Katy Abbot, Brian Balmages, Yukiko Nishimura and more.

The Wollcon Community Orchestra (conducted by David Rooney) presents works by Haydn, Respighi and James Ledger with a theme of Journey and travel.


Donations will contribute to ‘Musical Futures’, Wollcon’s Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 fundraising campaign which is supporting WollCon’s 50th Birthday Activities. Every dollar donated will be matched $ for $ thanks to the Plus 1 program.

WollCon also thanks ‘Friends of WollCon Community Music’ for supporting this event.

About The Orchestras:

Growing out of the long running South Coast Orchestra, the Wollongong Con Community Orchestra presented a one off concert in December 2015 at The Music Lounge, and the following year became established as part of the Wollcon Community Music Program. The orchestra is an all ages amateur symphony orchestra for intermediate to advanced players, presenting 4 concerts per year.

Conducted by Adrian Davis, The Five Islands String Orchestra (FISO) was established in 2019 as an opportunity for adult string players with limited ensemble experience.  FISO is a comprehensive weekly class where participants will work towards a greater understanding of orchestral string playing.