Biondi & Brunialti

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

Tickets available here

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!

GuitarFest

The ORC is lucky enough to have five guitar teachers from a wide range of styles and backgrounds. To celebrate this they are presenting GuitarFest, an afternoon of workshops, masterclasses and concerts for all skill levels and interests.
As a bonus, all participants will also receive FREE entry to the Callum Henshaw concert that evening.

GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR 2pm | $5
Learn the fundamentals of this iconic and fun style from jazz guitarist Andrew French-Northam. Explore the techniques and tools used to play like Django!

CLASSICAL GUITAR 101 3pm | $5
Kick start you journey into the beautiful world of classical guitar with accomplished classical guitarist Phil Moran.

HSC PREPARATION 4pm | $5
Expert guitar educator Matt Arthur will teach high school students vital skills to maximise results and achieve their full potential.

STUDENT CONCERT
 5pm | Free
Up and coming guitarists perform on stage. Featuring a selection of students from the ORC and local schools.

CALLUM HENSHAW 6pm
Concert by award winning classical guitarist
Adults $20 | Concession $15
 All workshop participants receive FREE entry!

If you would like more information please contact ORC Admin on (02) 6361 7974 or get in touch directly with Head of Guitar – James Buchanan at james.buchanan@orangecon.org.au

Choral Gala – Selections from Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Tickets for the ORC biggest Choral Event are now on sale at ORC Admin or online here.

The Orange Regional Conservatorium’s annual choral celebration will this year feature Mendelssohn’s captivating work Elijah, inspired by the life of the Old Testament Prophet. Conductor Ben Macpherson OAM will lead the combined choirs of the Conservatorium through selections of the oratorio, supported by Orange Youth Orchestra.
The Choral Gala is another of the ORC’s community driven events, bringing together all lovers of singing to perform inspiring and challenging works.
Tickets available now, this is sure to sell out, so get in quick!

Callum Henshaw Concert

Callum Henshaw

19 May 6pm

Tickets available through ORC Admin or Eventbrite

Canberra-born classical guitarist Callum Henshaw is considered one of Australia’s leading young players. He has had success in a number of major national and international competitions, including First Prize at the 2012 Cordoba International Guitar Competition in Spain, the 2014 Tirana International Guitar Competition in Albania, and the 2015 Friends of the ANU School of Music Chamber Music Competition with Andrew Blanch. He also won the First Prize and the People’s Choice Prize at the 2016 open instrumental Whitworth Roach Classical Music Competition. Most recently, Cal placed first in the 2017 Melbourne International Concert Artist Guitar Competition.