Chamber Music Concert # 3

Friday night saw the close of the 2015 Chamber Music Series. This series was based on the theme “Music and Words”. The concerts were produced by Laith Ismail and Ana Castillo. Words were researched by Lee Britton, one of the amazing ORC Volunteers that we have on board.

Friday nights concert was well received and finished with an encore. Performances were delivered by Laith Ismail, Heejin Kim, Alina Zborowski, James Buchanan and Stephen Somerville,

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Adrian Keating

Adrian Keating who is the Principal Violin with the Australian Opera will be visiting the Orange Regional Conservatorium on Saturday 31st October to conduct a masterclass and workshop for any interested string players.

The Masterclass will run from 9am to 10:30am in the ORC auditorium. Cost is $30/participant and $5/audience member.

The workshop is a Contemporary String Ensemble Workshop. It commences at 11am and concludes at 12:30pm. Participants will be working with Adrian on his arrangements for string orchestra of Beatles, Coldplay and The Police classics. Recommended for 4th grade level and above. Cost is $10/participant.

There will be a free concert for parents and friends at the conclusion of this workshop.

Places are limited so please register today at the ORC Admin – 63617974.

2016 Music Scholarships

It is that time of year again!

Everyone is invited to apply for a music tuition scholarship with the Orange Regional Conservatorium.

To apply you need to complete the below application form, submit it by 5pm Friday 16th October with a $15 fee. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants will be scheduled to perform a piece in an audition which is held on Saturday 31st October.

World renowned Jazz trio makes their way to the Orange Regional Conservatorium

World renowned vocalist Janet Seidel is currently touring around the Central West and will be visiting the Orange Regional Conservatorium on Thursday 10th of September for a masterclass and concert.

Janet will be performing as a trio alongside fellow musicians Chuck Morgan and David Seidel, for a night of jazz, classical and even more modern pieces. The masterclass will also give students of the ORC and members of the public an opportunity to further their musical talents learning tips and tricks from one Australia’s more successful jazz artists.


The masterclass will run for an hour between 4pm and 5pm, before the night concert kicks off at 7:30pm.


Mrs Seidel said the trio has been very busy, having not long ago returned from a concert feature in Shanghai, where she was described as “the singer from Australia with the perfect voice” and received high praise for their performance.


With a wealth of experience worldwide, from recording studios (18 CDs released), live radio performances (including ABC, BBC, Japan), concert halls, theatres, jazz clubs and festivals, cabaret venues to country halls and private parties, Janet’s captivating voice along with superb guitar and bass, wins over new audiences time and again.


Reviewers have compared her favourably with iconic artists including Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Julie London and Blossom Dearie, accurately noting her influences. The trio uses the renowned Nat King Cole line up (piano/vocals, jazz guitar and double bass) and the extensive repertoire ranges from jazz standards, ballads, Latin, French Chanson, through to the more quirky depending on the setting.


Mrs Seidel said she is eager to play at the ORC, and always enjoys performing in regional areas.
“I am very excited about coming to Orange, and am looking forward to my visit,” she said.

“I really enjoyed my last visit, it’s a beautiful town.”


For tickets please contact the ORC Admin – 63617974 or via Moshtix. Adults $25, Concession $20. All ORC school age students receive free entry and are to collect their pass from the ORC Admin.

Registration for the Masterclass is required via the ORC Admin only – $15 entry.