Concerts & Events

Jul
4
Sat
Orange Youth Orchestra 30th Anniversary Celebration Weekend POSTPONED
Jul 4 – Jul 5 all-day

More details to come.

Jul
5
Sun
Orange Youth Orchestra Concerto Concert POSTPONED
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

More details to come.

Jul
6
Mon
School Holiday AMEB Workshops
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
School Holiday AMEB Workshops @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
Entering an AMEB Exam this year? Then make sure to maximise you results by signing up for one of David Shaw’s AMEB Exam workshops.

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

Jul
16
Thu
Alice Chance Composition Workshop
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Alice Chance Composition Workshop @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
Thursday 17 July 9:30am – 3:30pm
Australian composer Alice Chance guides music students and teachers through her processes and technique.

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.

Aug
1
Sat
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra – CANCELLED
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra - CANCELLED @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 situation this event has been cancelled.

 

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

The Souvenir

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

Aug
15
Sat
Sydney Symphony Fellowship Concert CANCELLED
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sydney Symphony Fellowship Concert CANCELLED @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
The Sydney Symphony Fellows in Concert

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.

Aug
24
Mon
ORC Scholarship Applications Open
Aug 24 all-day
Sep
11
Fri
Arcadia Winds
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Arcadia Winds @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
This vivacious program finds them in their element. Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.

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

Sep
12
Sat
Howling Winds
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
19
Sat
Orange Youth Orchestra – Toddlers Proms
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
25
Fri
ORC Chamber Music Series – Concert 3
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

More details to come.

Oct
10
Sat
Breaking the Silence – Mental Health Symposium & Concert
Oct 10 all-day
Oct
24
Sat
Doctor Stovepipe – Free Family Concert
Oct 24 all-day
Doctor Stovepipe - Free Family Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

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

Oct
31
Sat
String Spectacular
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
7
Sat
Ensemble Offspring Sizzle
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ensemble Offspring Sizzle @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
A mixture of art-meets-popular culture-meets-family fun

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.

Nov
20
Fri
ORC Chamber Music Series – Concert 4
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

More details to come.

Nov
27
Fri
Big Phatt Jazz Band Cabaret
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
28
Sat
Vintage Crop – Adult Ensembles Concert
Nov 28 @ 10:30 pm – 12:00 pm
Dec
5
Sat
2020 Farewell Proms
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm