Matthew Wood Conductor and Artistic Director

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Halcyon - Waves III

Matthew was thrilled to be part of this latest contribution to Australian music by Halcyon. The third of Halcyon's self-released EPs, Waves III features new works by Australian composers Raffaele Marcellino and Nigel Butterley.
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Breaking barriers: Matthew Wood with the DSO

We take some time to chat with Matthew Wood, artistic director and chief conductor of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. Matthew, one of the nation’s most versatile and successful conductors, enlightens us as to the experience of working in a small city to make a big impact on the Australian musical landscape.
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Cut Common Magazine

Philip Glass' Satyagraha at Folkoperan Stockholm

Matthew is currently conducting a new production of Philip Glass' Satyagraha at the Folkoperan in Stockholm. Check out the link to see the official trailer
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www.folkoperan.se

Matthew will make his Swedish debut with performances of Philip Glass’ Satyagraha with Folkoperan Stockholm.

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Darwin Symphony Orchestra's proudly Australian 2015

Conductor Matthew Wood writes about his work with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the many Australian works in their 2015 program. The final DSO concert for 2015, on 5 December, has four world premieres commemorating the 40-year anniversary of Cyclone Tracy.
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Australian Music Centre

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthew is thrilled to announce that he will conduct the London Philharmonic in 2016
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London Philharmonic 2016

Programming for the Home Team

Our future and our relevance balances on being able to provide a platform for both our cherished and tested repertoire while supporting the generation of new music that resonates with our current time and place.
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www.artshub.com.au

Local schoolboy 'orchestrates' world-class career

One of the most respected orchestra conductors in the world has revealed that a rare experience as a child watching a concert in Broken Hill helped inspire his career.
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John Casey, ABC Broken Hill, June 2013

New conductor leads Darwin Symphony Orchestra

New Chief Conductor Matthew Wood outlines his vision for the DSO.
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Danielle Parry, ABC News, May 2013

Return to Oz - Matthew Wood and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra

Australian conductor Matthew Wood was the RNCM’s Junior Fellow in Conducting between 2005 and 2007.
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Royal Northern College of Music, May 2013

Orchestra ready to Rock for Uluru music feast

The Darwin Symphony Orchestra will be the first to play at one of the Northern Territory's most famous and remote icons, Uluru.

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Bonnie Gardiner, Australian Times, May 2013

Swapping the London Underground for Australia's Uluru

HEADING HOME | Australian Matthew Wood is set to swap the grey skies of London, for the stark setting of Australia's Red Centre - with a new post as Artistic Director of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and a symphonic concert at iconic Uluru.
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Alyssa Betts, ABC News, April 2013

Australia's Other Orchestras

The Canberra and Darwin Symphony Orchestras are on the rise, thanks to their dynamic young maestros.
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Limelight Magazine

Verdi @ Uluru

La sfida piu difficile? Suonare mentre i tanti insetti del deserto ti volano intorno. Se una mosca si posa sullo spartito, la scambi facilmente per una nota! E allora sono dolori...
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Italian Vogue

Superior Performances

Outstanding too was the opening sequence of the second program in which the first minute of Also Sprach Zarathustra was followed by Sculthorpe's powerful Earth Cry, all the more evocative for William Barton's haunting didgeridoo obbligatos.
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Sydney Morning Herald

Verdi at Uluru

This always enterprising orchestra - it gave one of its first concerts on floating pontoons in the Katherine Gorge - looks set to enjoy exciting and ambitious times under the baton of its new chief conductor Matthew Wood.
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classical-music.com

The centre of attention

What an inspired idea to take the Darwin Symphony Orchestra to the desert, to add talent of the international ilk of Matthews and tenor Peter Egglestone for an evening of Verdi
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australian.com.au