New Palm Court Orchestra - Freedom Trail



Celebrate Independence Day with the New Palm Court Orchestra

Pianist and composer Gemma Turvey leads members of the New Palm Court Orchestra and special guest vocalist Gorgi Coghlan in celebration of America’s 4th July with music from and inspired by the USA.

With a distinct Boston and New England focus – the seat of the American Revolution – the evening will include movements from Turvey’s American Suite, an arrangement of Gershwin’s Lullaby for Strings, and improvisations and works by the Paul Winter Consort’s Eugene Friesen, Jay Ungar, bluegrass and some musical fireworks!

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The New Palm Court Orchestra


Gemma Turvey
Bunker Hill
Boston Calling

Gemma Turvey / Traditional
Waltzing Star

Gemma Turvey / Stephen Sondheim
Send in the Clowns

Jeremy Blackman / Traditional
Bluegress Medley

George Gershwin
Lullaby for string quartet

Eugene Friesen
First Ride

Down to the river to pray


This production is part of the following series:

A Thousand Sounds

A season of music of a thousand sounds, the new, adventurous, bold and, yes, sometimes twangling way in which composers and performers create their many wonderful sounds and sweet airs in our time, and in our place

New Palm Court Orchestra

Founded by Australian pianist and composer Gemma Turvey in 2011, the NPCO is a chamber orchestra with a core of nine players comprising some of Melbourne’s talented classical, jazz and improvising musicians.