Concerts & Events

Sep
14
Sat
Taikoz School Ensemble – FREE CONCERT
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Taikoz School Ensemble - FREE CONCERT @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

In constant demand all over the world, Taikoz School Ensemble bring their dynamic and heart-stopping traditional Japanese taiko drumming to the Orange Regional Conservatorium for a FREE community concert. Made possible with the support of Musica Viva Australia and the Godfrey Turner Memorial Music Trust.

Sep
15
Sun
Something Old Something New Something Borrowed Something Blue and a March
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Something Old Something New Something Borrowed Something Blue and a March @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Join the Orange Regional Conservatorium’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble for a concert featuring some of their most diverse and challenging new repertoire.

After last year’s fantastic travel themed “Around the World” concert, this year Conductor Liz Sargeant has chosen a wedding theme, to celebrate her own nuptials earlier this year.

Come along for a what is sure to be a fun filled Sunday afternoon full of great music.

Sep
21
Sat
The Big Phatt Jazz Band & Benjamin’s Big Band – In Concert
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Big Phatt Jazz Band & Benjamin's Big Band - In Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
The ORC’s Big Phatt Jazz Band and Sydney’s Benjamin’s Big Band join forces for an evening full of classics both new and old.

The Big Phatt Jazz Band is one of the ORC’s flagship ensembles. Consisting of student, amateur and professional musicians under the energetic leadership of Rod Mason OAM, the band have an exciting repertoire of new, fun and challenging big band music.

Benjamin’s Big Band is a community band and is the flagship group within the Garigal Community Performing Arts Society.   Established more than 20 years ago by leading musician Mr Craig Benjamin, they continue to be booked regularly for public and private events in Sydney and nationally, including the Ku-Ring-Gai Twilight Jazz concerts, Eurofest, and the Manly and Merimbula Jazz Festivals.

Sep
27
Fri
2020 Music Scholarship Applications Close
Sep 27 all-day
Term 3 Concludes
Sep 27 all-day
Oct
14
Mon
Term 4 Commences
Oct 14 all-day
Oct
23
Wed
String Spectacular Concert
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
String Spectacular Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
The annual celebration of our string ensembles and groups, this year featuring:
The Beginner Violin Class
Canobolas Public School String Group
Orange Public School String Orchestra
Junior String Ensemble
Cello Ensemble
Orange High School Sting Orchestra
ConChords
Nov
3
Sun
The Armed Man – Kinross Wolaroi School
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Armed Man - Kinross Wolaroi School @ Kinross Wolaroi School

The Armed Man is a collaborative event between the Allegri Singers, Orange Regional Conservatorium, Orange Symphony Orchestra and Kinross Wolaroi School.

Allegri Singers and friends are thrilled to be performing ‘The Armed Man’.

With a choir of some 90 voices, soloists and a large orchestra, this will be one of the most exciting and challenging works in their over 40 years of singing.

Allegri Singers will be joined by The Willoughby Singers, Orange Regional Conservatorium Symphonic Choir, and accompanied by Orange Symphony Orchestra.

Sir Karl Jenkins, at 75, is the U.K.’s most popular contemporary classical composer.

Subtitled ‘A Mass for Peace’ this is essentially an anti-war work.  The words and music are immediately captivating, from the martial, strident opening, and the shockingly visceral evocation of the reality of war, to the transcendent, exquisitely emotional  movements expressing faith in the possibility of peace, this is a work you will never forget.

Inspired by the words of many different cultures and belief systems, it has a broad appeal to all of humankind.

Nov
8
Fri
Cooper Singt Kabarett Concert
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets on Sale Now

Throw off the shackles of everyday existence, grab yourself a glass of Sekt and settle in as Brad Cooper takes you on a riotous journey back to the heady world of interwar Kabarett.

From the wartime spirit of Novello, the hilarity of the Comedian Harmonists via the tumult of Kurt Weill & Hans Eisler’s Berlin, the Golden Age of Lehár & Stolz’s Vienna, the passion of Piaf & Brel’s Paris, to the witty irreverence of today, KABARETT is a celebration of wild electric decadence and dangerously dark humour. 

Brad studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, National Opera Studio, London and with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West, California.

Nov
9
Sat
2020 Scholarship Auditions
Nov 9 all-day
Nov
15
Fri
Chamber Music Series Concert 4
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chamber Music Series Concert 4 @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

The final concert in the 2019 Chamber Music Series will feature a selection of mysterious and sometimes dark music from the likes of Mozart, Schoenberg, Schubert and more.

Performed by David Shaw, Victoria Chatterley, Samantha Bartholomeusz, and Lujia Zhang.

Performance begins at 6:30pm

Nov
18
Mon
Semester 2 Studio Concerts Commence
Nov 18 all-day
Nov
29
Fri
Jazz Cabaret
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Cabaret @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
Join the ORC’s Big Phatt Jazz Band for their end of year Jazz Cabaret.

The Big Phatt Jazz Band is sounding bigger and phatter than ever before! Under the leadership of Rod Mason the band has had a huge year, taking out 1st place in both the Orange and Bathurst Eistedfodd as well as presenting some stand out concerts.

Join us to celebrate a fantastic year of Big Band Jazz

Ticket includes grazing table dinner during interval. Wine and Beer for sale.

Nov
30
Sat
Vintage Crop Concert
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Vintage Crop Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
A vintage crop of musicians present their 2019 harvest of songs and orchestral works.

Featuring:

Come Together Choir

Adult Singing Groups

Simply Ukes

Adult Percussion Ensemble Mk II

Encore Orchestra

Dec
7
Sat
2019 Farewell Proms
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019 Farewell Proms @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Join us in celebrating an outstanding year of musical achievements by the students and ensembles of the ORANGE REGIONAL CONSERVATORIUM

11am Saturday 7th December | Entry by Gold Coin Donation

Dec
13
Fri
ORC Teaching Concludes
Dec 13 all-day
Dec
20
Fri
Term 4 Concludes
Dec 20 all-day
Jan
22
Wed
2020 Enrolment Day
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2020 Enrolment Day @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

The Orange Regional Conservatorium 2020 Enrolment day is your chance to meet our teachers, try out instruments and learn all about our many choirs and ensembles.

Learning a musical instrument is one of the most rewarding and fun activities for both children and adults. The benefits of formal music education for kids is undeniable both academically and socially, while learning as an adult is as inspiring, challenging and rewarding.

The ORC has over 35 professional musicians and teachers covering almost every instrument you can imagine within our piano, string, brass, woodwind, percussion and vocal departments.

New students enrolling on the day will receive 20% off first term lessons!* Don’t miss out!

 

*terms and conditions apply

Feb
7
Fri
2020 Program Launch feat. Acacia Quartet
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2020 Program Launch feat. Acacia Quartet @ Orange Regional Conservatorium
The acclaimed Acacia Quartet return as Quartet in Residence to celebrate the unveiling of our 2020 program.

We are honoured to have the acclaimed Acacia Quartet return to the Orange Regional Conservatorium as Quartet in Residence to celebrate the unveiling of our 2020 program.

Over the past 12 months Lisa Stewart and Stefan Duwe have immersed themselves at the ORC and have become loved members of staff. We thought it was only fitting we invited Acacia to launch the new year with us.

Join us to celebrate the bringing of our biggest year yet!

2020 is just around the corner and we have a truly exciting year planned. All will be revealed at the 2020 Program Launch in February but until then let’s just say there will be some big names visiting us for concerts and workshops, friends will return to work with us on big projects, new ensembles, new staff, new opportunities and plenty of…Beethoven.

Program:
George Gershwin – Lullaby
Alice Chance – ‘A Sundried Quartet’
Antonin Dvorak – String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96 ‘American’

 

Friday 7 February 6:30pm

Drinks & canapés from 6pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.

ORC Members will receive complimentary tickets by post.

Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.

In nine years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded nine albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’.

Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages. Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world. Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. The following year, Acacia Quartet were invited by the Christine Raphael Foundation to give their European debut, where they performed concerts in Berlin and recorded a CD with three string quartets by Günter Raphael, to be released in 2019. Two CDs have just been released at the end of 2018, ‘Muse’ in collaboration with recorder player Alicia Crossley and ‘Imaginations’ with guitarist Matt Withers.

“Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison.” – Matt Withers, Canberra National Arboretum

“Throughout the concert, Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison. The colours they bring out of music ranges from deathly quiet to intensely dynamic. It’s always such a pleasure listening to them.” — Rob Kennedy for City News Canberra, August 2018

Feb
8
Sat
Sparke Music – Benefit Recital
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Sparke Music - Benefit Recital @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Sparke Music

Featuring brass music of internationally renowned U.K. composer Phillip Sparke

with

Matthew Gately – Trumpet
FTCL, LTCL, AMUSA, BMUS, MMUSSTUD(performance)(sydney), MMTA

David Shaw – Piano Accompaniment
Head of Keyboard Studies, Piano Tutor/Flute Tutor ORC

 

Guest Artists
Sebastian Merrell, Benjamin Mundy and Elliott Bangert

All proceeds to The Red Cross Bushfire Appeal

Tickets: Adults $20 | Children 5-18yrs $10 | Families $30

Feb
11
Tue
Castle Hill HSL Band & SWE Combined Concert
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
18
Tue
Come Together Choir Open Day
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come Together Choir Open Day @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
As part of the 2020 NSW Seniors Festival the Come Together Choir invites you to join them for a morning of singing for Heath and Happiness. 
All are welcome to come the the annual Open Day and open rehearsal to learn about the choir, listen, sing if you like and then join us for a free morning tea. 

The Come Together Choir celebrates its 10th year in 2020. From humble beginnings as a Musica Viva Australia research project to today being a leader of community music and wellbeing in Orange, with over 100 participants. The Come Together Choir is one of the Orange Regional Conservatorium’s flagship ensembles and is directed by Samantha Bartholomeusz and Donna Riles.
Come Together meet weekly to sing for health and happiness with a focus on inclusion, diversity and accessibility.

COME TOGETHER CHOIR OPEN DAY
Tuesday 18 February 10am – 12pm 
Sing for health and happiness! Morning tea provided.
Orange Regional Conservatorium – 73a Hill Street Orange
Mar
7
Sat
Rhapsody in Orange – Combined Bands Concert
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rhapsody in Orange - Combined Bands Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
Three Wind & Brass Bands Join Forces!

The Orange Regional Conservatorium’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, City of Orange Brass Band and Leichhardt Celebrity Brass join forces to present what will be one of the standout band events of the year.

Mar
19
Thu
Choir CONobolas March 2020 – CANCELLED
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In the interest of our community members most at risk we have decided to cancel Choir CONobolas this month. We hope to return in next month. Thank you for your on going support.
Belt out the classics, drink in hand! The Choir CONobolas is happening again.

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 you place and we’ll let you know which songs we are all singing leading up to the night.

So where does you $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.

Mar
20
Fri
Chamber Music Series Concert 1 – Music for Seven Hands
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chamber Music Series Concert 1 - Music for Seven Hands @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

2020 Chamber Music Series

Combining our love of education and performance.

In 2019, our annual Chamber Music Series tried something a little different. In the lead up to each concert the musicians visited local schools to demonstrate their instruments, perform selections of works and inspire young minds. After such a successful trial run we are pleased to offer this program again in 2020.

The professional musicians and teachers of the ORC are our greatest asset and invariably this series showcases just how talented and diverse they are. As always, there will be music from the greatest composers of all time, challenging modern works and original compositions.

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

Concert 1 – Music for Seven Hands

Featuring works by Rossini, Doppler, Delibes and more, performed by Philip Rees, David Shaw, Alina Zborowski & Lujia Zhang.

Gioachino Rossini – Barber of Seville Overture

Franz Doppler – Duettino Hongrois

Léo Delibes – The Nightingale

Henryk Weiniawski – Romance, from Violin Concerto

Katy Abbott – Autumn Song

Charles Gounod – Funeral March of the Marionettes

and more!