Monthly Archives: February 2012

Strictly Not Ballroom – Canberra Youth Orchestra – Saturday 10 March

Royal Military College Duntroon Band

Performing at the Cooma Multifunction Centre at 2.00 pm.

Presented by Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre Aged Care Facility.

Tickets available from Cooma Visitors Centre:

  • Adults $20
  • Concessions $15

http://www.army.gov.au/rmcband/

It’s that time of year again – Bombala Talent Quest time!

The good people of the Bombala and District Country Music Association Inc. are once again presenting the Annual Talent Quest. This is their 19th year now and they’re getting pretty good at this. It’s an extremely well run event and needless to say a huge event for the Association and Bombala.

There’s heaps of different Sections including:

  1. Veterans (50 and over)
  2. Open Australian (must be an Australian composition)
  3. Sub-Junior (12 years and under)
  4. Open Instrumental
  5. Junior Vocal (13-17 years)
  6. Senior Gospel
  7. Open Junior Gospel ( To 17 years)
  8. Senior Vocal
  9. Open Singer/Songwriter
  10. Open Duo or Group
  11. Open Country Rock

There’s cash prizes and trophies to be won.

  • When: Saturday 26th February 2011, drugs
    starting at 9.00 am
  • Where: Bombala R.S.L Club Auditorium
The general public welcome.
Tickets: $10 Single/ $5 Pensioners/ $25 Family
Enquiries:
02 6458 2021
02 6458 3431

 
Presented by Canberra Youth Music

& The Friends of Albert Hall

At Albert Hall, global burden of disease
Commonwealth Avenue ACT

Starts 7.30 pm

 

Parkway Drive Performs in Cooma – Thursday 1 March

Here’s some local musicians & groups that are available for gigs (click on the names for more info):

For Weddings:

Cooma District Band

Cooma District Band was re-formed in about 1983.
The aim of the band is to provide opportunity for ensemble playing for “concert band” players, web
that is brass, wind and percussion and to provide entertainment and a presence for civic events. The band plays a variety of music from marches to jazz, musicals to classical.
The band’s regular performances include the Rotary Markets, Anzac Day, Oktoberfest, and Carols in the Park (Multifunction Centre). The band also plays in local churches, and for civic functions such as opening of the Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Museum, the Multicultural Festival, Motorfest, etc. As an example, on one weekend this year the band played Snowy and 50’s themed music, fanfares, National anthem, etc at the opening of the Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Museum, followed by four hours of Oktoberfest, and then the Rotary Markets on the Sunday.
The band, with help from SMAC members and other locals organised one of the best attended local music events, with local brass and wind players and singers in the first half, and “The Glass Soldier” presented by a guest conductor and members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, narrator, singer and dancers in the second half, attended by about 270 audience members.
The band has and will perform items composed for and about the local area and local issues. For example, the three pieces of Ralf Hultgren, “High Country”, “Gateway to the Alps”,  Eden’s Coast and Sea”, and the unpublished one, “Kiah Lake”, as well as other itemscomposed or arranged for local performance. The band would be particularly interested to playsome of these pieces at a local performance.

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The band is always on the lookout for new members, from beginners to concert standardmusicians.
The band practices each Thursday evening 6.45 pm to 9.00 pm at the band room, Cooma Railway Station and any instrumentalist is welcome.
The band has very considerable resource of instruments, equipment and sheet music.
All band members, committee members and musical director are volunteers, indeed bandmembers pay a membership fee of $25.00 per year.

Contact Chris Wall: 6452 1488 (work) 6452 1618 (home)

Cooma District Band

Cooma District Band was re-formed in about 1983.
The aim of the band is to provide opportunity for ensemble playing for “concert band” players, mind
that is brass, wind and percussion and to provide entertainment and a presence for civic events. The band plays a variety of music from marches to jazz, musicals to classical.
The band’s regular performances include the Rotary Markets, Anzac Day, Oktoberfest, and Carols in the Park (Multifunction Centre). The band also plays in local churches, and for civic functions such as opening of the Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Museum, the Multicultural Festival, Motorfest, etc. As an example, on one weekend this year the band played Snowy and 50’s themed music, fanfares, National anthem, etc at the opening of the Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Museum, followed by four hours of Oktoberfest, and then the Rotary Markets on the Sunday.
The band, with help from SMAC members and other locals organised one of the best attended local music events, with local brass and wind players and singers in the first half, and “The Glass Soldier” presented by a guest conductor and members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, narrator, singer and dancers in the second half, attended by about 270 audience members.
The band has and will perform items composed for and about the local area and local issues. For example, the three pieces of Ralf Hultgren, “High Country”, “Gateway to the Alps”,  Eden’s Coast and Sea”, and the unpublished one, “Kiah Lake”, as well as other itemscomposed or arranged for local performance. The band would be particularly interested to playsome of these pieces at a local performance.

Cooma District Band carols in park

The band is always on the lookout for new members, from beginners to concert standardmusicians.
The band practices each Thursday evening 6.45 pm to 9.00 pm at the band room, Cooma Railway Station and any instrumentalist is welcome.
The band has very considerable resource of instruments, equipment and sheet music.
All band members, committee members and musical director are volunteers, indeed bandmembers pay a membership fee of $25.00 per year.

Contact Chris Wall: 6452 1488 (work) 6452 1618 (home)
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Parkway Drive will be performing in Cooma on Thursday  night at the Cooma Ex-Services Club. This concert is part of The Sick Summer II Tour.

Bookings now open, phone: 6452 1144

http://www.parkwaydriverock.com/

Parkway Drive

The Gully Gang 2012 – 31 March to 21 April

The 3rd exhibition of paintings by 16 friends

With beautiful music by Matthew Ventura & Friends – Opening Saturday 31 March 2012 at 3pm

The Gully Gang Exhibition is much anticipated, see now in its third year, more about this
talented bunch of friends will deliver an exhibition of the highest calibre
featuring contemporary work. Don’t miss out! Opening Saturday 31st of March
at 3pm at the Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre.


Cooma Multicultural Community Festival – Sunday 18 March 2012

Monaro Country Music Muster
A weekend of country music is being planned for Friday, oncology 30th March to Sunday, 1st. April 2012 in Cooma, to raise money to support the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research. The MCCR wants to raise funds to support families living with cancer in the Cooma-Monaro, Bombala and Snowy River Shires.

The Cooma Rotary Club is hosting this music event.

Programme:

Friday 30th March at 7.30pm – Jay Podger’s Album Launch

Venue: Cooma ExServices Club

Tickets: $20 ($5 of which goes to MCCR)

Saturday 31th March – Cooma Country & Bowling Club

1.00pm Bush Poetry ($2 includes afternoon tea)

7.00pm Walk-Up Concert ($5 includes light supper)

-Poets & musician welcome to perform-

Sunday 1st April – Concert in Centennial Park Cooma

11.00am – 4.00pm

(Bring a chair/rug. Donations will be greatfully accepted. If it’s raining this concert will be moved to the Cooma ExServices Club)

 

Enquires please contact:

Elaine Schofield Phone: 02 64525925 Email ainee.pv@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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  • Market Stalls
  • Performances from around the World
  • International Cuisine
  • Entertainment for the whole family

If you require further information  –

Contact : Yvi Henderson at Monaro Family Support Services in Cooma

 



 

The Australian Guitar Duo – Jacob Cordover & Rupert Boyd – 25 March 2012

In their only appearance in Australia in 2012, eczema the Australian Guitar Duo is returning for a nationwide tour to launch their debut CD, disease Songs from the Forest.

Songs from the Forest is now available online through CD Baby & iTunes, about it and features works by Australian composers, in addition to works by Granados, Scarlatti, Falla and The Beatles.

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Sunday 25th March at 7.00 pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW
  • Cost: $20 Adult/$15 Concession/$10 Student
  • Tickets: At door and /or at Cooma School of Music, Shop 2, 123 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW
  • Phone Bookings: (02) 6452 6067
  • Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au
The Australian Guitar Duo is becoming recognised as one of the most dynamic and exciting guitar ensembles. The duo has performed throughout the world, including at the New York Guitar Duo Festival in New York City, Project Cancion Española in Spain, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Meadowlark Music Festival in Nebraska, and numerous major cities throughout their native Australia.

Performing a mixture of contemporary Australian compositions and standard works from the guitar duo repertoire, The Australian Guitar Duo consists of Rupert Boyd and Jacob Cordover, both respected soloists in their own right. They met and formed as a duo in the year 2000 while undertaking studies at the Australian National University School of Music, where they studied with renowned Australian guitarist Timothy Kain.

The Australian Guitar Duo has been broadcast on radio stations throughout Australia and the United States and was a prize winner of the chamber music division of the Australian Guitar Competition. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Cordover both play hand-made Australian guitars, which are featured on their debut CD, Songs from the Forest.

WWW.AUSTRALIANGUITARDUO.COM

RUPERT BOYD

Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative”, and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” His solo CD Valses Poéticos received the following review in Soundboard, the quarterly publication of Guitar Foundation of America: “Boyd’s playing is beautifully refined, with gorgeous tone . . . musically and technically flawless . . . [the Granados is] one of the best recorded performances of this work on guitar.”

www.rupertboyd.com

 

JACOB CORDOVER

Jacob has been hailed as “an exceptional guitarist” (Ultima Hora) whose playing “manages to get to the very soul of the… music” (Classical Guitar Magazine). Jacob has appeared as soloist with the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears and the Orchestra dell’Accademia l’Ottocento, as well as in numerous solo recitals that often feature 19th century repertoire played on authentic guitars. His “intuitive musicianship and impeccable technique” (Leicester Mercury) allow him to enjoy a vibrant international career that spans 3 continents.

www.jacobcordover.com

Bombala CMA 19th Annual Talent Quest – Saturday 25 February 2012

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Invite you to attend a

Valentine’s Day Music Train Trip

 

Historic Train ride return Cooma to Chakola, concert at Chakola Hall by string quartet

BYO Picnic

Tuesday 14th February 2012

Train leaves Cooma Railway Station at 6pm

Cost: $35.00 per person

Reserve your ticket by contacting

0408 488 749

info@clancymusic.com.au

or for more information see

www.clancymusic.com.au

This is made possible by the Cooma Monaro Railway Inc.

www.cmrailway.org.au

 


It’s that time of year again – Bombala Talent Quest time!

The good people of the Bombala and District Country Music Association Inc. are once again presenting the Annual Talent Quest. This is their 19th year now and they’re getting pretty good at this. It’s an extremely well run event and needless to say a huge event for the Association and Bombala.

There’s heaps of different Sections including:

  1. Veterans (50 and over)
  2. Open Australian (must be an Australian composition)
  3. Sub-Junior (12 years and under)
  4. Open Instrumental
  5. Junior Vocal (13-17 years)
  6. Senior Gospel
  7. Open Junior Gospel ( To 17 years)
  8. Senior Vocal
  9. Open Singer/Songwriter
  10. Open Duo or Group
  11. Open Country Rock

There’s cash prizes and trophies to be won.

  • When: Saturday 26th February 2011, neuropathologist
    starting at 9.00 am
  • Where: Bombala R.S.L Club Auditorium
The general public welcome.
Tickets: $10 Single/ $5 Pensioners/ $25 Family
Enquiries:
02 6458 2021
02 6458 3431

 

Trio Empyrean Concert – Sunday 4 March 2012

Trio Empyrean in Recital

  • Wendy Lorenz, visit piano
  • Andrew Lorenz, violin
  • David Pereira, cello

When: Sunday 4 March 2012 at 2.30pm

Where: St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, Commissioner Street Cooma

Tickets: At The Fabric Salon & at the door

Formed in 2008, Trio Empyrean brings together three of Australia’s most experienced and respected ensemble musicians. Friends since their student years at the Sydney Conservatorium, each has gained national recognition in both solo and ensemble capacities, having belonged to such groups as the New England Ensemble and Australian Piano Trio – in the case of the Lorenzes – and the Australia Ensemble and the Australian Chamber Orchestra – in that of David Pereira.

 

All three have featured as soloists with Australia’s major orchestras and have released a range of recordings over a number of years. (See individual biographies below) Sharing a passion for the chamber idiom and now all resident in the Canberra region, the three have taken the opportunity to pool their collective experience in forming Trio Empyrean and look forward to sharing the many masterpieces of the trio repertoire with Australian music lovers.

Contact details:

Phone: 0439 309375 Email: wendylorenz@hotmail.com

Trio Empyrean - Andrew Lorenz, David Pereira & Wendy Lorenz

Wendy Lorenz Active as both pianist and teacher, Wendy Lorenz has performed extensively throughout Australia and overseas and appeared for many of the major radio and television networks in Europe and Asia. A ‘Student of the Year’ graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium and Beethoven Bicentenary Medallion winner, she has also belonged to a number of successful chamber ensembles including the highly acclaimed New England Ensemble, the Australian Piano Trio, the Young Sydney Piano Trio, the Phoenix Ensemble and currently the Empyrean Piano Trio, together with violinist Andrew Lorenz and cellist David Pereira. In the solo realm she has appeared as concerto soloist with many of Australia’s leading orchestras and has featured as soloist on commercial releases with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Also active as a music educator, she has taught at the NSW Conservatorium, the South Australian College of Advanced Education, and the Universities of New England and Southern Queensland, where she was also Head of Music from 2000 to 2004 inclusive. An experienced presenter of workshops, masterclasses and piano teaching seminars throughout Australia and overseas, (including guest residencies in China, Singapore, Malaysia and the USA), she has served as National Chair of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference Committee and is an accredited Federal Examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Andrew Lorenz has enjoyed a varied and successful career as solo violinist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, teacher and conductor. A graduate of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music and holder of a Master of Philosophy in the area of the Australian violin concerto, he has been soloist with many of Australia’s major orchestras including the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and a former Associate Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has also lead a number of Australia’s leading chamber groups, notably the New England Ensemble, Australian Piano Trio and Phoenix Ensemble with which he toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, also broadcasting for many of the world’s major radio and television networks including BBC London, NHK Tokyo, Sender Freies Berlin, Suisse Romande Geneva and others. Andrew has given national premieres of violin concertos by Arthur Benjamin, John McCabe and Joseph Myslivecek. In 2005 he gave the world premiere performance of Alexander Negerevich’s violin concerto, recently released on CD. For thirty years he has taught at tertiary level at the Universities of New England, Adelaide and more recently, he was the Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba from 1986 to 2006 where he also conducted the USQ Orchestra and directed the McGregor Winter Chamber Music School. Andrew has also led for the Australian Opera, D’Oyle Carte Opera, London and the New Symphony Orchestra of London for the Nederlands Dance Company.

Trio Empyrean - Andrew Lorenz, Wendy Lorenz & David Pereira

David Pereira During the last twenty years David has established himself as an outstandingly versatile cellist while holding the most coveted positions in the country. He was for eleven years cellist of the Australia Ensemble, for seven years Principal Cellist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and for three years Principal Cello with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Other associates in performance have included Flederman, the Seymour Group, The String Soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic, Felix Ayo, The Chilingirian Quartet, Roger Woodward, and the Sydney String Quartet. David Pereira graduated with the Performer’s and Teacher’s Diplomas from the Sydney Conservatorium as “Student of the Year” and has a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from the Indiana University. As concerto soloist David has appeared with the major orchestras in Australia and New Zealand and high praise has been awarded to his recordings. The Wild Russians, with Lisa Moore, piano, on Tall Poppies (TP018), received the inaugural ABC Award for the Best Australian Recording in 1993). His first CD of solo Australian cello music was released in July 1996 (Cello Dreaming, TP075). In October 1996 his recording of Carl Vine’s Inner World for cello and sampled cello was released as the first Australian art music CD single (TP101). In late 1997 Pereira was awarded the Sounds Australian Award for the Best Performance of an Australian Composition in the ACT (Carl Vine’s Inner World). In 1998 he was awarded the Sounds Australian National Award for the Best Performance of an Australian Composition for his recording of the Lumsdaine Garden of Earthly Delights. This recording also won him his second ABC Award for the Best Australian Recording (1998).

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Monaro Youth Choir Looking For New Members

Monaro Youth Choir is now calling for new members to join us in fun learning, unhealthy performing and singing. If you are interested in learning how to sing in  a choir and spend some time with your friends after school, we rehearse on Monday afternoons from 4pm to 5:15pm. We hold rehearsals at St Paul’s Anglican Church (not in the hall but the church itself). We learn how to sing in a fun relaxing environment with a focus on choral techniques. There is a small weekly cost to participate in this exciting new choir of $4 per person, there are family member discount. For more information call Rodney Clancy on 0408 488 749.
(The choir rehearsals are only during school term).
Rodney is also available for private tuition in singing, trumpet & trombone. Rodney has a website, Clancy Music Productions.

Deep Blue Winter Experience

buy information pills sans-serif;”>Deep Blue winter workshop/performance is for string playing children from year 5 on. Deep Blue were finalists on Australia’s Got Talent. They are a troupe of young people who play string instruments and have conducted workshops across Australia. They will come down from Queensland to give a five day workshop where children learn to put on their own show on the final day. They do stunt workshops. They learn how to operate and use sampling devices using sound effects. They learn improvisation, global burden of disease composition and production planning including lighting, projections, costuming, speaking/audience banter, movement, choreography. I have around 15 but we need 15 more certain children if it is going to be viable for them to come down. We are looking at the Station Resort as a possible venue or maybe the Multifunction Centre in Cooma. Workshops would be during school hours on June 6,7 and 8 with 2 more workshop days on the Saturday and Sunday June 9 and 10 of the long weekend. The week will culminate in a performance for the public. The cost will be $450 per student.

For more information look on their website – www.youngblue.net.au or see their performances on YouTube.

 

Any interested students will need to contact me on my home or mobile before the end of the month and I will send them registration information.

 

Cheers

Mary-Anne Simpson

Ph: 6457 1594

Mob: 0402 455 636