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Entering an AMEB Exam this year? Then make sure to maximise your results by signing up for one of David Shaw’s AMEB Exam workshops. There will be plenty of great performance advice, aural and sight-reading skills and general knowledge covered, no matter what instrument you play.
AMEB Exam Workshops
Monday 6 July
10am – 12pm ‘List A’ Performance Class (Prelim. – Grade 4)
1pm – 2pm Aural Skills (Prelim. – Grade 4)
2pm – 3pm Aural Skills (Grade 5 – Grade 8)
3pm – 4pm ‘List A’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)
Tuesday 7 July
10am – 12pm ‘List B’ Performance (Prelim. – Grade 4)
1pm – 2pm General Knowledge (Prelim. – Grade 4)
2pm – 3pm General Knowledge (Grade 5 – Grade 8)
3pm – 4pm ‘List B’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)
Wednesday 8 July
10am – 12pm ‘List C’ Performance Class (Prelim. – Grade 4)
1pm – 2pm Sight Reading (Prelim. – Grade 4)
2pm – 3pm Sight Reading (Grade 5 – Grade 8)
3pm – 4pm ‘List C/D’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)
‘List’ piece performance classes are an invaluable opportunity for AMEB students to rehearse and refine their exam pieces in a supportive environment with expert feedback from ORC Head of Piano David Shaw.
Aural skills, General Knowledge and Sight reading are the often-overlooked parts of an AMEB exam These classes provide expert and comprehensive tutoring in each of these areas, across all grade levels. A MUST for any every AMEB exam student
The Orange Regional Conservatorium is proud to present a day long workshop with Australian composer Alice Chance for music students and teachers, while here in Orange working with Acacia Quartet.
Alice Chance’s works are performed in concert halls (Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Centre, City Recital Hall Angel Place) and cathedrals (St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney, Stanford Memorial Church California, Trinity Church Wall St New York City.) But her music is also sung in studios, paddocks and showers all around Australia. A finalist in the APRA Art Music Awards 2018 and 2019, and a member of Australia’s national Eurovision Jury in 2019, Alice works across genres and with all kinds of musicians. Alice was the Music Director and Vocal Arranger of the Mathilda Award-winning musical FANGIRLS, premiered by Queensland Theatre, and Belvoir.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 situation this event has been cancelled.
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Rachael Beesley, director
Anneke Scott, natural horn
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 orchestra is thrilled to be performing for the first time in Orange and looks forward to sharing gorgeous program with you.
Tchaikovsky’s impressions of visiting Italy in the late 1800s were so profound that he composed one of the main themes of Souvenir de Florence while there. The Souvenir is a program of references and influences, and continues the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s cycle of showcasing world-class soloists performing Mozart Concerti. This year’s featured artist is a regular guest – natural horn specialist Anneke Scott from London. She performs Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3, a work that transports the instrument from its hunting-horn past into the modern age. Ms Scott also takes the lead in the prominent horn part of Beethoven’s Sextet for winds. The Souvenir opens with one of Mozart’s outdoor entertainment works for strings and timpani – a lively and humorous work from the Classical period.
“A remarkable musician, authority and expert on a notoriously tricky instrument, Anneke never forgets that performing is about communicating enjoyment and having the courage of one’s convictions. Concerts with Anneke are always a musical adventure!” Andrew Manze, conductor
Mozart Serenade No. 6 in D major Serenata Notturna
Mozart Horn Concerto No.3 in E-flat major
Beethoven Sextet for winds in E-flat major Op. 71
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Op. 70
Sydney Symphony Fellowship Program
Each year, exceptional musicians between 18 and 30 years of age are selected through a national audition process to participate in the intensive, year-long program which sees them immersed in the world of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Under the guidance of Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola and Fellowship Artistic Director Roger Benedict, the Fellows receive the training and experience they need to secure full-time positions in professional orchestras. Fellows participate in a program of professional performance engagements with the Sydney Symphony, chamber orchestra performances, masterclasses with visiting international artists, involvement in the Sydney Symphony’s Learning and Engagement programs and outreach projects.
Doors open 6pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.
This vivacious program finds them in their element: Percy Grainger’s delicious Walking Tune and Júlio Medaglia’s exuberant South American-flavoured suite bookend two classics of the genre in Taffanel’s G minor Quintet and Barber’s beautiful, evocative Summer Music.
Kiran Phatak, flute
David Reichelt, oboe
Lloyd van’t Hoff, clarinet
Rachel Shaw, horn
Matthew Kneale, bassoon
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.
“As Arcadia Winds took to the stage…I realised I was about to become part of something very special.” – CutCommon
“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
More details to come.
Gypsy Swing, Ragtime & Hot Jazz
Down a dusty road from the 1930s comes Doctor Stovepipe, a rollicking, old-time ensemble of guitar, bass, fiddle and sweet vocal harmonies. Each appointment is a swinging dose of fun, and a demonstration of how songs evolve and change over time, as they are passed on from one musician to the next. Students learn how the simplest sounds and stories can be turned into toe-tapping tunes and can even write their own lyrics for Doctor Stovepipe to perform in the show.
FREE Family Concert | Time: TBC
Ensemble Offspring led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwards and comprising some of Australia’s most innovative and virtuosic performers pushes the boundaries of daring music making. Sizzle is a raucous variety show combining new music with more familiar styles such as classical, indie pop, jazz and early music. Goulburn, Taree and now Orange will Sizzle as local performers and teachers participate with the ensemble in this unique mass music-making extravaganza.
More details to come.