Concerts & Events

May
14
Fri
PianoForte – Faculty Concert
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PianoForte - Faculty Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
The staff and students of the Orange Regional Conservatorium Keyboard Faculty in concert.
Doors open 6pm, performance begins 6:30pm
Featuring –
Phil Rees
Donna Riles
Kate Rose
David Shaw
Elina Yasumoto
Lujia Zhang

Performing music by:
JS Bach , Percy Grainger, Karl Jennings , Albert Lavignac, Astor Piazzolla , and more.

May
20
Thu
Leanne Sullivan | Artist in Residence
May 20 – May 26 all-day

The Orange Regional Conservatorium invites you to join us for a week of trumpet lessons, a masterclass, discussions and a community brass ensemble session led by one of Australia’s most prominent trumpet players, Leanne Sullivan. Made possible with the support of the Godfrey Turner Memorial Music Trust and Musica Viva Australia.
Leanne grew up in regional NSW, going on to study the Trumpet at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has worked with many of Australia’s leading orchestras and is active as a teacher and lecturer in trumpet at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Melbourne. She has also studied and worked in London and Europe. Leanne performs on both the modern trumpet as well as her specialty, the baroque trumpet. She is currently Principal Trumpet with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, having also performed as soloist with them on a number of occasions. We are very excited to welcome Leanne to Orange to work with the many student and adult trumpet and cornet players in our community.
While in Orange Leanne will be working with many of our ORC ensembles, the City of Orange Brass Band and will be visiting several schools, including some of the regions Small Schools. She will also be offering the chance for trumpet players to have an individual lesson with her, or to sign up for a class. We hope you can join us for this exciting week of trumpet activities!

All activities are FREE of charge thanks to the support of the Godfrey Turner Memorial Music Trust and Musica Viva Australia.

Lessons

Sign up for a half-hour private lesson with Leanne at the Orange Regional Conservatorium. Bring some music you are working on.
Thursday 20th May | 3:30pm – 5pm 
Saturday 22nd May |11:00am – 12:30pm
Monday 24th May | 3:30pm – 5pm
Tuesday 25th May | 3:30pm – 5:30pm

SIGN UP HERE

Fundamentals of Trumpet Playing Class

A class for advanced trumpet players and students from approximately 5th Grade standard and up. This is a chance to fine tune your playing, discuss warm-up routines and discover ways to bring your technique up to the next level. Leanne will guide us through various exercises in this group class.
Saturday 22nd May | 9:30am – 10:30am – Limited to 6 participants for this class, ORC Studio 5
Sunday 23rd May | 9:30am – 10:30am – ORC Auditorium (no limit to participant numbers)
SIGN UP HERE

Masterclass

A Masterclass is a series of short open lessons. Up to 6 trumpet players will have the opportunity to perform a piece, or part of a piece, and benefit from Leanne’s extensive experience as both one of Australia’s leading trumpet players and teachers. Leanne will also perform a short work as part of the masterclass. The masterclass is open to everyone to attend as a member of the audience. There is no need to sign up to attend as an audience member, just remember to sign in using the QR code when you arrive. All trumpet players are invited to apply to be one of the 6 players to perform. There will be an opportunity for all audience members to ask questions at the end of the class.
Sunday 23rd May | 11am – 1pm – ORC Auditorium
SIGN UP HERE

Brass Ensemble

All brass players are invited to join us for an afternoon of playing. We will work on a piece or two for a large brass ensemble, ending the afternoon with an informal concert at about 3:30pm.
Sunday 23rd May 2pm – 4pm – ORC Auditorium
SIGN UP HERE

Choir CONobolas May 2021
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir CONobolas May 2021 @ The Hotel Canobolas | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Belt out the classics, drink in hand! The Choir CONobolas is happening again.

We are delighted to announce that our choir, in a pub, is back!

Come along and sing the classics with us in a fun, totally judgement-free environment under the guidance of the Orange Regional Conservatorium’s expert choir conductors Samantha Bartholomeusz and Donna Riles.

All you need to do is register your place, and we’ll let you know which songs we are all singing leading up to the night.

So, where does your $10 go? All money raised goes straight back into making the Choir CONobolas better by providing expert choir conductors, sourcing sheet music and more. Choir CONobolas is run as a Not-For-Profit under the OneMusic Community Music Group initiative.

May
22
Sat
Music In My Suitcase | FREE Community Workshop
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Music In My Suitcase | FREE Community Workshop @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Community musicians who are interesting in or play woodwind instruments, folk stringed instruments, percussion or sing are invited to partake in an interactive and engaging workshop with the musicians of the world music group Mara! 

Australians come from many different places. Iconic world music group Mara! will inspire students to listen to and understand each other by sharing music from multicultural Australia. Integrating music and dance, Music in my Suitcase gives students the opportunity to share their own languages and explore Australian history in this exciting program.

MARA KIEK voice
LLEW KIEK bağlama, bouzouki
TIM CLARKSON clarinet, flute, saxophone
STUART VANDEGRAAFF saxophone

“We’ve travelled the globe collecting music, but we’re most excited to share what we learned right here over the back fence. We can’t wait to discover what musical gems you have in your suitcase!” Mara Kiek from Music in my Suitcase

Supported by Musica Viva and the Godfrey Turner Memorial Music Trust

Music In My Suitcase | FREE Community Concert
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Music In My Suitcase | FREE Community Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Australians come from many different places. Iconic world music group Mara! will inspire students to listen to and understand each other by sharing music from multicultural Australia. Integrating music and dance, Music in my Suitcase gives students the opportunity to share their own languages and explore Australian history in this exciting program.

MARA KIEK voice
LLEW KIEK bağlama, bouzouki
TIM CLARKSON clarinet, flute, saxophone
STUART VANDEGRAAFF saxophone

“We’ve travelled the globe collecting music, but we’re most excited to share what we learned right here over the back fence. We can’t wait to discover what musical gems you have in your suitcase!” Mara Kiek from Music in my Suitcase

Details of the free workshop here

Supported by Musica Viva and the Godfrey Turner Memorial Music Trust

May
30
Sun
Ensemble Offspring | The Surge
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ensemble Offspring | The Surge @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Doors open 2:30pm, performance begins 3:00pm

The Award Winning Australian Music Collective. 

Sydney’s musical maverick Ensemble Offspring, unite the most innovative instrumentalists in Australia with a broad collective of collaborators to explore new ideas through living new music. Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, the ensemble comprises a core line-up of some of Australia’s most well-regarded and virtuosic musicians

The 1990s were a riot of transformation that redefined both Australia and the world. ‘Creative Nation’ announced the central role of art in life and society, while the Mabo decision set off a chain reaction culminating in Paul Keating’s historic Redfern Address and the Australian Parliament’s landmark Native Title Act in 1993. The internet began to insinuate itself into every corner of contemporary experience, reshaping everything it touched. The scientific community, meanwhile, spoke with increasing urgency of the mounting evidence of anthropogenic climate change, while politicians turned a deaf ear. What are the sounds of this crucial decade? Joined by Queensland band Topology and up-and-coming guitarists Andrew Blanch and Vladimir Gorbach, Ensemble Offspring revisits classics from the ’90s alongside five new commissions reflecting on the cultural, climate and political situations Australia finds itself in today. With video by Peachey and Mosig, this will be a multi-layered feast of music, ideas, lessons from the past and – with a little luck – hope for the decade ahead.

PROGRAM
Paul Mac – Redfern Address
Peter Sculthorpe – Tropica
Jessica Wells – Interludes WP
Robert Davidson – Net Surfing WP
Felicity Wilcox – Tipping Point WP
Nigel Westlake – Tall Tales but True

Performers
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Sonya Lifschitz (piano)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Ben Ward (double bass)
Andrew Blanch (guitar)
Vladimir Gorbach (guitar)
Peachey & Mosig (video)

 

Jun
5
Sat
Winter Crop – Adult Ensembles Concert
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Orange Youth Orchestra | Concerto Concert
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Orange Youth Orchestra | Concerto Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

The showcase concert of Orange’s finest young orchestral musicians, featuring 2021 Concerto Competition winner Eric Driver as soloist performing Ronald Binge’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra

After two decades, the Orange Youth Orchestra is still one of the great regional orchestral programs, equipping young musicians with advanced skills and repertoire in a supportive and social environment.

Each year, senior students of the Orange Regional Conservatorium partake in a Concerto Competition, auditioning to perform as a soloist with the Orchestra. The 2021 winner is young saxophonist Eric Driver, who will perform an alto saxophone concerto by 20th-century British composer Ronald Binge, under the guidance of teacher Laith Ismail and conductor Ben Macpherson OAM.

Jun
7
Mon
Semester 1 Studio Concerts Commence
Jun 7 all-day
Jun
11
Fri
The Silk Road – Concert 2 | Across the Steppes
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Silk Road - Concert 2 | Across the Steppes @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Concert 2 | Across the Steppes

Our musical journey continues across the Steppes of Eurasia towards the Middle East. Featuring traditional & classical works from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Russia.

Doors open 6pm, performance begins 6:30pm

2021 Chamber Music Series

Combining our love of education and performance.

Despite the setbacks of 2020, with the Chamber Series being all but completely canceled, planning has been well underway to make sure it returns in 2021 with new music, themes and performers.

The ORC Chamber Music Series combines performance and education, the musicians visit local schools to demonstrate their instruments, perform selections of works and inspire young minds.

The professional musicians and teachers of the ORC are our greatest asset and invariably this series showcases that fact. As always, there will be music from the greatest composers of all time, exciting modern works and original compositions.

Join us for these relaxed Friday evening concerts, the perfect way to wind down the week.

Further information and tickets on sale soon!

Jun
19
Sat
Choral Gala
Jun 19 all-day
Jun
25
Fri
Term 2 Concludes
Jun 25 all-day
Jun
27
Sun
UpStage NSW Musical Theatre Workshop
Jun 27 all-day
Winter School Holiday Workshops
Jun 27 – Jul 2 all-day
Jul
12
Mon
AMEB Exams
Jul 12 – Aug 11 all-day
Term 3 Commences
Jul 12 all-day
Jul
17
Sat
Lior & Tinalley String Quartet
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lior & Tinalley String Quartet @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Lior & Tinalley String Quartet

Through Nature to Eternity featuring Lior and Tinalley String Quartet.

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.

Doors open 6pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.

Singer/songwriter, Lior is renowned for his beautiful voice and lyrics that radiate truth and sincerity, and as the world searches for compassion and understanding, the importance of music as a means of communication cannot be undervalued.  In this musical narrative of love, loss and compassion, Tinalley and Lior perform a new song cycle by Melbourne composer, Ade Vincent. Three of Dvorak’s rousing love songs from his collection of Cypresses; echoes of love cherished, tormented and forgotten, are paired with Barber’s haunting ‘Adagio’ from his String Quartet Opus 11 and Lior’s achingly haunting ‘My Grandfather’. In a final quest for peace, Lior and Nigel Westlake reimagine Sim Shalom (Grant Peace) from ‘Compassion’, merging the symphonic world with that of the string quartet.

Ravel’s effusive String Quartet opens the program. Critics and public alike rejected the quartet when it was first performed, and yet now it is one of the genres most beloved works. At times wistful and at other times melancholic, even devastating; the work is in itself a reminder of the changeable nature of public sentiment.

“A damn-near-perfect display of incisive and thoughtful music-making.” – Limelight Magazine

Jul
18
Sun
Lior Songwriting Workshop
Jul 18 all-day
Aug
7
Sat
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra – Emerge
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra - Emerge @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Emerge | Haydn, Mozart & Mannheim

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is a world-class orchestra of leading Australian musicians who are dedicated to the performance of Classical and Romantic orchestral and chamber music repertoire in historically informed style on period instruments. 

The second half of the 18th century was a time of extraordinary revolution in music, driven by many huge leaps in virtuosity made by musicians of the Mannheim court. Many techniques developed at Mannheim can be heard in Haydn’s much-loved ‘Drum Roll’ Symphony, and Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony and Horn Concertos were hugely influenced by the abilities of the musicians there. We are fortunate to hear one of the world’s finest horn players, Anneke Scott, performing Horn Concerto No.3 for us.

Sep
4
Sat
Howling Winds
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
10
Fri
ORC Chamber Music Series – Concert 3
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

2021 Chamber Music Series

Combining our love of education and performance.

Despite the setbacks of 2020, with the Chamber Series being all but completely canceled, planning has been well underway to make sure it returns in 2021 with new music, themes and performers.

The ORC Chamber Music Series combines performance and education, the musicians visit local schools to demonstrate their instruments, perform selections of works and inspire young minds.

The professional musicians and teachers of the ORC are our greatest asset and invariably this series showcases that fact. As always, there will be music from the greatest composers of all time, exciting modern works and original compositions.

Join us for these relaxed Friday evening concerts, the perfect way to wind down the week.

Further information and tickets on sale soon!

Sep
11
Sat
Orange Youth Orchestra – Toddlers Proms
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
17
Fri
Term 3 Concludes
Sep 17 all-day
Sep
19
Sun
Orange Symphony Orchestra – New Works, Old Masterpieces
Sep 19 all-day

New Works, Old Masterpieces

The OSO will present a single concert in 2021, featuring 2 new compositions. The first new work has been composed by local, Noel Annett entitled Sketches of Notre Dame. The second composer is young Spaniard David Centenera Morate. His work, The Reflexion of the Red Moon is a work for Piano, Flute and Orchestra, with soloist David Shaw on flute. Resident members of Acacia Quartet, Lisa Stewart and Stefan Duwe will perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra. Concluding with Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, ‘Pastorale’ which is a belated celebration of Beethoven’s 250 year anniversary of his birth.

Oct
2
Sat
Festival of Lower Brass
Oct 2 all-day