2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#1: Guitar & Friends

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#1: Guitar & Friends

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (map)

Harold Gretton (guitar), Rhiannon Xeros (violin), Lauren Davis (violin), Michelle Higgs (viola), David Chaston (cello) & Hannah Caterer (flute) are getting together to perform a very eclectic program.

Opening with a set of intoxicating tangos for flute and guitar by the inimitable Astor Piazzolla, they will continue with a new work by Australian Richard Charlton, the evocative "Shorelines", for guitar and string quartet. To close, Luigi Boccherini's Quintet in D with its surprise Fandango finish will have you dancing in the aisles!

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

 

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#2: Double Trouble

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#2: Double Trouble

Wagga Wagga Baptist Church (map)

A range of piano duets will be performed, including some by Australian composers by staff of the RCM Piano Department, led by RCM Piano Department Head Joanne Burrows, as well as Carmel Ryan, Rowena Grosfeld, Katherine Choi & Phoebe Xeros.

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

Soiree with Ann Carr-Boyd & friends.

Soiree with Ann Carr-Boyd & friends.

Riverina Conservatorium of Music (map)

You are invited to join Ann Carr-Boyd and friends on Saturday May 11th, from 4pm, in the Banister Room of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.

You will be the first to hear new piano compositions, premiere Ann Carr Boyd, Debbie Angus and the RCM piano department staff. Students and friends will perform a wonderful variety of Australian works for piano, beautiful melodies, exciting rhythms and lovely tone colours.

All welcome to come and enjoy an afternoon of musical discourse.


Where: Bannister Room, RCM.
Time: 4pm
Date: Saturday, May 11 2019
Cost: Gold Coin Donation, proceeds go towards the Riverina Conservatorium of Music Composition and Song Writers Competition.

Biography: Ann Carr-Boyd

 Ann Carr-Boyd is a free-lance composer living in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. She has had a life-long interest in writing educational music as it is important to have interesting and rewarding music available for students young and old. Her music covers a wide range of ensembles and styles.  In recent years she has received a number of commissions from Ars Musica Australis, including the Fantasy for Harp and Orchestra ; Romance for Flute and Orchestra ; Piano Concerto No 2 ; Moonbeams Kiss the Sea for solo piano and the Violin Concerto.

Bookings Essential: RCM Office in person, by email or phone.

Email: admin@rivconmusic.nsw.edu.au    Phone: 02 69 253522


For further information: Email or TEXT Joanne Burrows
jburrows@rivconmusic.nsw.edu.au
0409 562 233

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#3: Riverina Brass Group

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#3: Riverina Brass Group

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (map)

With a mix of experienced teachers, musicians and students, the Riverina Brass Group has a diverse selection of repertoire ranging from film scores, contemporary and classical brass chamber music, jazz, Latin and pop masterpieces, or hymns and chorales.   Featuring Peter Lothian (Trombone, Ensemble Director), Richard McBride, Lucy Walsh & Annai Stein (French Horn), Dave Saxon (Tuba), Tamara Spencer (Trumpet) and Tom Prescott (Trumpet). 

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.


2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#4: Meredith & ConMen

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#4: Meredith & ConMen

The Grange Lifestyle Village (map)

Vocalist Meredith Adams leads Lachlan Brown (keyboard), Jeff Donovan (bass) and Wayne Pigram (drums) in an upbeat performance of  jazz, contemporary songs and ballads. What better way to spend your lunch hour !

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#5: Blowin' In the Wind

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#5: Blowin' In the Wind

Wagga Wagga Baptist Church (map)

Come and enjoy the talents of advanced clarinet and saxophone students as they perform as separate ensembles, RCM Saxophone Ensemble and RCM Clarinet ensemble, and combine as a group with a wonderful selection of classics and well-known works as well as some lesser known gems, ranging in styles from classical through to contemporary. Under the direction of Jenny Binovec, who is passionate about bringing music to wide-ranging audiences, this eclectic program is sure to delight and entertain.

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#6: Matthew Garvie

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#6: Matthew Garvie

St Johns Anglican Church (map)

The Riverina Conservatorium of Music welcomes back RCM alumni Matthew Garvie. Matthew a previous RCM Dr Ray King Scholarship winner and Senior Piano Scholarship winner will return from where he is studying at Queensland Conservatorium of Music to perform Medtner, Haydn and Rachmaninoff.

FREE entry. Everyone is welcome.

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: AABK Brass Ensemble featuring Lady Plays the Brass

2019 Lunchtime Concert Series No.#9: AABK Brass Ensemble featuring Lady Plays the Brass

Wesley Uniting Church (map)

Lunchtime Concert Series favourites The Australian Army Band Kapooka Brass Ensemble will again present brass music in a wide variety of styles with their customary skill and precision. This year they will be joined by the region's only all-female brass ensemble Lady Plays the Brass.

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.

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