Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship
Where better than Orange for the Sydney Symphony to bring the nation’s brightest new talent? As members of the Sydney Symphony Fellowship program, the ten young emerging professionals will be given their moment to shine. They’ll be performing music by Johann Stamitz and Anton Reicha (contemporaries of Mozart and Beethoven) and the sunny masterpiece that is Dvorak’s ‘American’ String Quintet. Discover our next generation of brilliant young stars as they bring you some rich and colourful gems from the former land of Bohemia, home to one of Europe’s most dazzling musical cultures.
STAMITZ: Wind Quartet, Op.8 No.2
LANNER arr. Mnozil/Vail: Styrian Dances
MARTINŮ: Four Madrigals for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
REICHA arr. Holcombe: Four brass trios from Op.82
DVOŘÁK: String Quintet No.3, Op.97: ‘American’
2021 Chamber Music Series | The Silk Road
Travel across cultures, along the Silk Road from East to West with the musicians of the Orange Regional Conservatorium as your guide.
Over the span of four concerts listeners will be taken on a musical journey along the path of the Silk Road. Beginning in the Far East with music from Japan and China, through Russia and the Steppes, onto the Middle East before reaching our destination in Europe.
Music from or inspired by each region will feature across the series, classics will be heard alongside folk melodies in diverse and inspiring programs, drawing together the Conservatorium’s wealth of experienced musicians, themselves from a diversity of cultures.
Concert 1 | From the East
A musical journey from Japan & China in the Far East, traveling toward Russia and beyond! Featuring works by Hisaishi, Huanzhi, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov and more.
We start our journey in the east, where the sun rises. Folk songs of Japan will mix with modern works, through China into Russia, beginning our year-long trip down the Silk Road.
Songs from the greatest Musicals of all time performed by the students & ensembles of the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
We can all name a song from West Side Story or The Sound of Music or Jesus Christ Superstar. Musicals have given us some of the greatest music of all time, now it’s time for us to celebrate the ‘music’ that makes the Musical .
Each year the students, choirs and ensembles of the Orange Regional Conservatorium join forces to present a themed concert. 2018’s ‘Beatlemania’ and 20129’s ‘That 70’s Concert’ were huge, sellout events and this year ‘5,6,7,8!’ will be no different.
Come and celebrate the emerging and established musical talents the Orange Region has to offer.
8th to 11th April 2021
The Orange Chamber Music Festival is the new Art Music event of the Central West, featuring established Australian ensembles, domestic and local artists within a variety of locations, ranging from the concert stage to cellar doors and hatted restaurants.
Tickets to individual events are now on sale! The Festival features a great variety of performances and settings, for all tastes and ages. The link below allows you to purchase a single event ticket or tickets to multiple events.
Doors open 6pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.
Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers (2016/17), Arcadia Winds are making a great career for themselves. Since their ‘graduation’ from this innovative musical leadership program at the end of 2017, this superb group of musicians have released their eponymous debut EP, launched their own Australian composition prize, and are developing a unique online portal for Australian wind music.
This vivacious program finds the Arcadia Winds in their element: Pēteris Vasks’s delightful Music for Fleeting Birds and Taffanel’s G minor Quintet bookend a concert with Ravel’s beautiful Sonatine arranged for wind quintet, and the world premiere performances of Australian Cyrus Meurant’s new work All through an empty place I go.
Kiran Phatak flute
David Reichelt oboe
Lloyd van’t Hoff clarinet
Rachel Shaw horn
Matthew Kneale bassoon
“Captivating from the moment they took to the stage. Playing with great gusto and passion, these five uber talented musicians…stole the hearts of everyone in the crowd.” – The Adelaide Review
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 Ariel Nurhadi, 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.
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
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Sonya Lifschitz (piano)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Ben Ward (double bass)
Andrew Blanch (guitar)
Ariel Nurhadi (guitar)
Peachey & Mosig (video)
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!
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