2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#7: Unsung Heroes

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#7: Unsung Heroes

St Johns Anglican Church (map)

In this lunchtime concert Lauren Davis (violin) and Hamish Tait (piano) will feature Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, a significant Swedish composer and critic in the early decades of the twentieth century and Dora Pejačević, a Croatian composer. Dora was one of the composers to introduce the orchestral song to Croatian music.

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#8: Boyd Meets Girl

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#8: Boyd Meets Girl

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (map)

New York-based Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from J.S. Bach to Beyoncé . Boyd Meets Girl’s debut album reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts and received the following review in Gramophone Magazine: “they play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation”.

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.


2019 RCM Major Gold Scholarship Winners Concert

2019 RCM Major Gold Scholarship Winners Concert

Riverina Conservatorium of Music (map)

You are invited to join us as we celebrate performances by our Major Gold Scholarship holders for 2019. Each year our scholarship students perform in a special recital for the sponsors of the RCM and parents and music community.

Bannister Room, Riverina Conservatorium of Music.

All are welcome and admission is free. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#9: Kapooka Brass Ensemble & Lady Plays the Brass

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#9: Kapooka Brass Ensemble & Lady Plays the Brass

Wesley Uniting Church (map)

Come and enjoy a lunchtime performance by the region's only all-female brass ensemble Lady Plays the Brass. Joining this amazing ensemble will be the Australian Army Band Kapooka Brass ensemble, always a crowd favorite!

Please note: Early start time of 12noon.

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

RCM Ensembles Concert at St Johns Anglican Church

RCM Ensembles Concert at St Johns Anglican Church

St Johns Anglican Church (map)

A delightful afternoon showcasing the Riverina Youth Orchestra and RCM Concert Band alongside a variety of the RCM's woodwind, brass and string ensembles.

This concert will be the culmination of weekend workshops and rehearsals with renowned conductor Monte Mumford working with the RCM’s two larger ensembles, the Riverina Youth Orchestra and RCM Concert Band.

Monte holds an international reputation as a conductor, adjudicator, clinician and lecturer, contributing regularly to the  field of music education through conferences, publications, professional development, and master classes. He is highly regarded and sought for his experience, expertise, passion and effective teaching style.

Tickets: $10 Adult | $5 Children | $20 Family
Children Under 10: FREE

Sunday 30th June 2019, 2pm
St Johns Anglican Church, Church Street Wagga Wagga

Tickets available at the door.

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#10: Two's & Three's

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#10: Two's & Three's

Wagga Wagga Baptist Church (map)

RCM staff members Rhiannon Xeros (Violin), Olivia Grosfeld (Clarinet) and Joshua Prenzler (Piano) will perform a program of vibrant 20th Century works for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by composers Menotti, Janacek and Milhaud.

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

Europeans in America

Europeans in America

Riverina Conservatorium of Music (map)

This concert celebrates the music of Zemlinsky and Dvorak, who spent part of their lives in America. As their music was influenced by living in America; so was the music of America influenced by their presence there. Works to be performed are Zemlinsky's Piano Trio and Dvorak's Piano Quartet Op 23.

Lauren Davis – violin, Michelle Higgs – viola, Gillian Pereira – cello, Hamish Tait - piano

Tickets $27 adults, $17 concession/student, $10 RCM student.

Tickets are available through the RCM Office or can be purchased at the door.

Phoenix Trio

Phoenix Trio

Riverina Conservatorium of Music (map)

Andonovska/Hawkins/Gretton (Phoenix Trio) come together to reimagine chamber music masterpieces alongside recently-penned compositions for flute, viola and guitar. Collectively, the musicians have performed with some of the most acclaimed ensembles on the globe including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam and the Deutsches Kammerorchester.

Individually they each have growing reputations as international soloists and chamber musicians. The trio formed in 2008 when they were all students at the Australian National University. After parting ways for a decade, the trio have come together to perform a series of concerts around the globe during the 2018/2019 season. They will perform works by Debussy, Bach, Brouwer, Piazzolla, Molino, and a new piece by Melbourne-based Sam Smith.

Come along and enjoy this exquisite concert!.

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Bannister Room, RCM

Ticket Cost: $27, $17 concession, $10 RCM Student.

Tickets available at the door.

Polarity

Polarity

Riverina Conservatorium of Music (map)

Polarity members Eliza Shephard and Alex Waite first crossed paths in 2016 when they both commenced study at the Australian National Academy of Music. A performance on 3MBS FM’s series The Talent brought them musically together. Following this performance, they realised that they rather enjoyed working together, and that they both had a bucket list of repertoire that they wanted to work through, from similar genres, styles and composers. They decided that in 2018 they would tackle one of the largest and most challenging duos for flute and piano “for fun”, Pierre Boulez’s Sonatine, which proved to be an inspiring and pivotal moment in their duo-playing time together. They officially became Polarity in late 2018, selecting the name because it not only displays their polar opposite personalities, but also their enormous selection of repertoire that they love performing. Together, Polarity creates dynamic and intriguing performances of the piano and flute repertoire, and as individual musicians, they have been described as 'fiery' and 'exciting', as well as are known for their engaging and risk-taking approaches to music. 

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Bannister Room, RCM

Ticket Cost: $27, $17 concession, $10 RCM Student. Tickets available at the door.



Guitariffic!

Guitariffic!

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (map)

International guitarist Derek Gripper has produced some of South Africa’s most extraordinary music with his unique ability to interpret complex compositions played with the Kora — a 21-stringed traditional West African lute for solo guitar. The result is nothing short of extraordinary. Drawing on traditions from European Classical to avant-garde Brazilian works. Gripper fuses these diverse approaches seamlessly and makes them his own.

Joining Derek will be classical guitarists Harold Gretton, Jeff Donovan and Abel Lawson. Performing at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery this is a must to see for guitar music lovers!

Tickets $27 adults, $17 concession/student, $10 RCM student.

Tickets are available through the RCM Office or can be purchased at the door.

 

French Fancy

French Fancy

Riverina Conservatorium of Music (map)

French composers changed the musical landscape, with a fresh perspective, particularly for woodwind instruments. The music for the clarinet and saxophone composed in the twentieth century by French composers such as Bozza, Poulenc and Dubois radiated precise colour and tone, with hallmarks of wit and eclecticism as well as light and transparent simplicity.

Come on an exciting and bold journey through some of the finest twentieth century French clarinet and saxophone repertoire interspersed with other unique compositions.

Jenny Binovec - clarinet/saxophone and Hamish Tait - piano

Tickets $27 adults, $17 concession/student, $10 RCM student.

Tickets are available through the RCM Office or can be purchased at the door.

Shanul Sharma

Shanul Sharma

St John Anglican Church (map)

Australia’s rising star of the international opera world, tenor Shanul Sharma returns to his hometown to perform an exciting concert of loved operatic arias, Neapolitan songs and plenty of memorable musical moments.

Shanul will be joined by accomplished pianist Helena Kernaghan for this special event.  

Tickets $40 adult, $30 concession/student

Tickets are available through the Wagga Civic Box Office www.civictheatre.com.au  69269688