On Sunday 21 June 2015, St. Petersburg State Conservatory trained Svetlana Yaroslavskaya performed Jacques Ibert’s much-loved Flute Concerto, a work full of humour, virtuosity and intense technical challenges. Although Sibelius denied any extramusical meaning to his symphonies, there is no doubt that his First is a tribute to the Finnish landscape and the patriotic struggle of the Finnish people. Barber’s achingly beautiful Adagio was the perfect elegy – lyrical, searing, poignant.

Here are some of the photos from what was another outstanding concert for Symphony Central Coast – from the orchestra warming up behind the scenes to the final exciting performance.