An Evening in the Village – Staff Performance

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Relax into the weekend with wine, canapés and fine chamber music performed by staff of the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
The talented professional musicians of the Orange Regional Conservatorium present an inspiring concert featuring works by Bartók, Pärt, Debussy, Ravel and more.
Performed by David Shaw, Andrew Callaghan, Lujia Zhang, Samantha Bartholomeusz, Prem Love and Laith Ismail.

B’Tutta FREE Workshop & Concert

B’Tutta

FREE Workshop
10:00am – 11:00am

FREE Concert
12:00am – 1:00pm

PERCUSSION QUARTET

B’Tutta are a brilliant percussion ensemble with a gift for removing barriers for anyone else who wants to make music. Students are integrated into the group from the very beginning, where they build the courage and confidence to become conductors, composers and players. B’Tutta’s inspirations are as diverse as Brazilian Samba to Tokyo subways and their instruments range from marimbas to vibraphones, to Latin American percussion.

LEIGH GILES percussion
CAMERON GREGORY percussion
GRAHAM HILGENDORF percussion
MARC MALLIATE percussion

Adam Swanson – World Champion Ragtime Pianist

World Champion American pianist Adam Swanson visits Orange for a performance guaranteed to delight fans of historic & traditional music.
We are once again partnering with James Sheahan Catholic High School for this event, the performance will be held in the Performance Arts Centre using their beautiful Steinway Grand Piano.

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Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. In 2007, he appeared alongside the late John Arpin at the Bohem Ragtime and Jazz Festival in the Republic of Hungary and has also toured Switzerland. Adam made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with multi-platinum-selling artist Michael Feinstein. Adam has played at the prestigious Cinecon Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and privately for noted Disney/Hollywood composer Richard M. Sherman (Mary Poppins, etc.). In 2013, Adam made his first appearance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C.

Biondi & Brunialti

Italy’s acclaimed piano duo, Paola Biondi and Deborah Brunialti return to Australia for an intimate performance.

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Paola and Debora transform music into vital energy, their message is to transmit waves of harmony and union.
Overcoming barriers of time and place, they turn to the communicative power of music to promote balance and positivity.
In light of their busy schedule, they are regularly involved with and participate in
humanitarian projects and concerts for charitable organizations.
Spread the emotions of the artistic experience in the world together with the message of
Love – Allegria – Harmony (the three A).

Paola Debora studied under the guidance of Lidia Arcuri at the N. Paganini Conservatory of Genoa. Subsequently, they went on to train with Alfons Kontarsky at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Dario de Rosa and Maureen Jones at Fiesole Music School and Katia Labeque at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. After their debut at the Sydney Conservatory and at the historical Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, they began their career by touring the world and playing for the most important national and international festivals and associations.

Their professional accomplishments include collaborations with various contemporary composers (who have also written works for them) such as Hugues Dufourt, Azio Corghi, Francesco Antonioni and Michele dallOngaro. Involved as well in the jazz music scene, they have performed the music of Stefano Bollani, Uri Caine and Giorgio Gaslini. The groups that they regularly collaborate with are the Naqqara Ensemble and the Mascoulisse Quartet. Paola and Debora love to be involved with the theater. With Bustric (Sergio Bini), they collaborated together on different shows such as Nuvolo e Musica, Varieté degli animali, Il Magico piccolo Principe and Pinocchio. With Guido Barbieri, they created the show Ottanta which debuted in the Gog season 2017/18.

They have also held numerous concerts for Rai (Radio 3 Suite, I concerts at the Quirinale). They recorded for Dynamic Music, compositions of the twentieth century obtaining awards at the most prestigious music magazines, while for Amadeus they recorded the concerto for two pianos and orchestra by F. Poulenc. In 2016, Continuo Records published the CD Between Earth and Heaven with music by Aurelio Canonici and in June 2017, Suonare News (in collaboration with Cidim) released their latest CD with music by Mozart/Grieg, Debussy, Ravel, and Gershwin. This work shares the search for a connection of peace for future civilizations expressed by the Third Paradise of Michelangelo Pistoletto, whose symbol is shown on the cover.

Howling Winds Chambermaids Workshop

As part of our Howling Winds woodwind and brass celebration renowned wind quintet ‘The Chambermaids’ will be presenting a workshop for all interested in wind music and performance.
All members of the public who play a woodwind or brass instrument (or those just interested) are invited to come along and join in an informative and fun afternoon of wind music. Entry is only $5 (ORC students FREE). For more information or to register please contact ORC Admin on 6361 7974 or admin@orangecon.org.au

Howling Winds Featuring the Chambermaids

Our annual celebration of everything woodwind and brass! Featuring ORC students and ensembles presenting an inspiring program of wind repertoire.

This years concert will also feature one of Australia’s premier wind quintets The Chambermaids.

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In late breaking news, the Orange North Rotary Club will be hosting another of their awesome BBQ’s after the concert, helping raise funds for the Guide Dogs Association (and feed hungry musicians).
That’s dinner sorted, make sure to bring your $5!