Concerts & Events

Apr
14
Sun
Flute Day
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Orange Regional Conservatorium and Flutes and Flutists Presents

Orange Flute Day 2019

Sunday April 14 10am-5pm

This is a day to immerse yourself in all things flute, suitable for all ages and best of all, it is FREE for everyone! Simply register by visiting the website on the bottom of the page.

Vernon Hill and Virginia Taylor (Griffith University) are icons of the Australian flute industry, respected by their peers and students alike. Vernon and Virginia will be hosting various sessions including Ensemble playing; Open Workshop on Sound, Rhythm, Breathing and Vibrato; Lunchtime Concert as well as a Masterclass!

Joining them will be special guests:
David ShawPrem LoveCassandra Bennett and Mark Xiao

Please remember to BYO lunch!

10:00am Arrival/registration

10:30am – 11:30am Ensemble Fun – Sight read your way through some beautiful flute choir music! Meet new friends and play together.

11:45am – 12:45pm Open Workshop – Sound, Rhythm, Breathing, Vibrato

12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch/Peruse instrument and music displays

1:45pm – 2:30pm Lunch time Concert. Virginia Taylor, Vernon Hill, Mark Xiao and local teachers Prem Love, Cassandra Bennett and David Shaw perform works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bach, Ravel and more!

2:45pm – 3:15pm Flute and Technology talk – Mark Xiao

3:30pm – 5:00pm Open Masterclass

Registration Website

Apr
15
Mon
Orange Regional Conservatorium AGM – Save the Date
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Orange Regional Conservatorium AGM - Save the Date @ Orange Regional Conservatorium, Studio 6 | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

The Annual General Meeting of the Orange Regional Conservatorium will be held Monday 15 April 2019, 7:30pm at the Orange Regional Conservatorium, Studio 6.
Financial Members and members of the wider community are invited to attend and join us afterwards for drinks. Current financial Members will receive further documentation by post.

Apr
29
Mon
Term 2 Commences
Apr 29 all-day
May
25
Sat
Choral Gala
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Choral Gala @ Orange Regional Conservatorium  | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

A celebration of choral music with a surprising variety of works. 
Choirs of the Orange Regional Conservatorium spanning all ages will join together for the 2019 Choral Gala. This year’s program features a surprising mixture of music with the ORC’s Symphonic Choir performing 3 major works. Local composer Melanie Cother-Mcdonel’s Requiem and Exaltation, selections from the iconic rock masterwork Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd and the feature work, Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Plus, performances by many more of the ORC’s student and community choirs. Choral Gala is one of the ORC’s showcase sell-out events, get your tickets now!

May
31
Fri
PianoForte Concert featuring Aura Go
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
PianoForte Concert featuring Aura Go @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Students, staff and 2019 Artist in Residence Aura Go join together to perform the music of Debussy, Schumann and more. 

Once again we welcome Aura Go (2019 Artist in Residence) to the stage, this time to perform alongside ORC piano staff and students in what is sure to be an inspiring concert to conclude her stay with us and celebrate the wealth of talent in our Piano department. The program will include works by some of the great keyboard composers such as Debussy and  Schumann, modern pieces by the likes of Peter Sculthorpe and even an original composition by one of our students. Join us for a wonderful evening of piano music performed by Aura Go, David Shaw, Meriel Owen, Lujia Zhang, Kate Rose and Phil Rees.

Jun
1
Sat
Sydney Youth Orchestra Orchestral Workshop
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sydney Youth Orchestra Orchestral Workshop @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

SYO 2019 Regional NSW Orchestral Workshops

The Sydney Youth Orchestra is coming to Orange with its Peter Seymour Orchestra, which is a 45 piece classical orchestra.  This orchestra will collaborate with young, local Orange musicians for an educational workshop, rehearsing classical music and culminating in an informal afternoon concert, displaying their combined musical abilities and learnings from the day.  An event not to be missed.
10:00am – 3:00pm (informal concert at 2:00pm, free for Family and Friends)
Open to musicians playing at an AMEB Grade 3 equivalent standard or above
Restricted to Violins, Violas, Celli, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn.
If you are interested in attending this workshop but do not play an instrument listed above, please contact info@syo.com.au to discuss. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Musica Viva presents March of the Fire Ants FREE CONCERT
Jun 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Musica Viva presents March of the Fire Ants FREE CONCERT @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

A fantastic musical world is brought to life by Australian composer Paul Kopetz, based on poetry by Svyetlana Hadgraft. Students will discover music that depicts the inhabitants of the fire tree, including jet fighter lorikeets, swarming fire ants and machine-like cicadas, demonstrated by sounds of the cello, clarinet, voice and keyboard. Performed by ensemble Entourage, this engaging performance paints a vivid and immersive picture of the Australian backyard. Don’t miss the opportunity for students to create their own stories from the sights and sounds of their own worlds.

RIANNE WILSCHUT clarinet
JONATHAN NG piano
KATHERINE PHILP cello
SHELLI HULCOMBE vocals

“…a wonderful teaching and learning opportunity in addition to a concert experience!” Trudi Cosgrove – Matthew Pearce Public School

Jun
7
Fri
Chamber Music Series Concert 2
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chamber Music Series Concert 2

 

The Contemporary Staff of the Orange Regional Conservatorium present a concert of new, energetic and unexpected music in a chamber music setting. Featuring guitarists James Buchanan and Andrew French-Northam and percussionist/drummer Mitch Davis performing works specially composed or arranged for the event performed on unusual or new percussion instruments, acoustic and electric guitars and drum kit.

Along with the group’s own compositions, the performance will feature reimaginings of works written or popularised by Marvin Gaye, Sonny Rollins, Radiohead, Tom Waits and more.

Jun
15
Sat
Orange Youth Orchestra Concerto Concert
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Orange Youth Orchestra Concerto Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

The Orange Youth Orchestra preset their 2019 Concerto Concert. Featuring Concerto Competition winners Isabelle Clarke-Randazzo (cello) performing Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch, and Thomas Karbowiak (flute) performing Flute Concerto No.1 by Malcolm Arnold. The Orange Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition gives young musicians from the Orange region an opportunity to perform challenging repertoire with an orchestra comprising of their peers and mentors. Concerto competitions such as OYO’s are a fundamental stepping stone towards a career as a professional performer.

Join us to celebrate some of Orange’s most talented and dedicated young musicians.

Jun
17
Mon
Semester 1 Studio Concerts Commence
Jun 17 all-day
Jun
22
Sat
Winter Crop Concert
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Winter Crop Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

A vintage crop of musicians present a perfect blend of songs and orchestral works to warm your spirit on a winter morning. Featuring: Come Together Choir, Adult Singing Groups, Simply Ukes, Adult Percussion Ensemble Mk II, Encore Orchestra

Jun
28
Fri
Coco’s Lunch Concert
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coco's Lunch Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Renowned for their extraordinary song-writing, skin-tight vocal harmonies and stunning live performances, Coco’s Lunch are recognised as multi award-winning pioneers in the composition and performance of innovative Australian vocal music. The group has spent over 20 years winning the hearts of audiences of all ages across Australia, Asia and Europe and garnered multiple awards for their theatrical performances and acclaimed recordings.

In 2019, Coco’s Lunch will present Other Plans, bringing to life the breathtaking art form of South Indian konnakol (vocal percussion) in a bold new way. 

Jun
29
Sat
Coco’s Lunch Workshop
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

COCO’S LUNCH WORKSHOP

No experience or ability to read music necessary.  All levels of ability welcome!

Join these five singers on an exciting harmonic and percussive journey and be immersed in the gorgeous harmonies that have put Coco’s Lunch on the international vocal map and seen their songs performed by community and professional choirs worldwide.

Described as a ‘national treasure’ (Herald Sun) and widely renowned as warm and inclusive educators, these women will take you on an uplifting and fun exploration of soulful repertoire, heartfelt lyrics, earthy African-inspired rhythms and catchy songwriting! Learn how to work with riffs, layers and vocal chants as vehicles for releasing the voice and improvising with joy.

Artist Lisa Young, who recently completed her PhD in South Indian konnakol (vocal percussion) also offers the unique chance to learn the dynamic & fiery Indian vocal rhythms that form the basis of much of the group’s new repertoire. This is a rare opportunity to work in this exciting vocal medium with Lisa who is Australia’s foremost innovator in original konnakol.

Entry only $5, paid at the door.

Jul
5
Fri
Term 2 Concludes
Jul 5 all-day
Jul
8
Mon
Winter Workshops
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day
Winter Workshops @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Register for workshops here

Winter Workshops – General

Monday 8 July

10am – 12pm Glee Club: Sing Queen! Ages 4 – 7
Kids aged 4-7 will learn to sing a classic Queen song and accompanying movement in a fun and supporting environment with ORC Head of Voice, Samantha Bartholomeusz.

 1pm – 3pm      HSC Student Performance Class with Lisa Stewart & Stefan Duwe (Acacia Quartet)
A must for all HSC music student preparing for their final exams, Lisa Stewards and Stefan Duwe from the acclaimed Acacia Quartet will provide expert feedback and guidance on how to get the most out of your performance pieces. BYO accompanist if needed.

Tuesday 9 July

10am – 11am  Violin Ventures – Introduction to Violin for kids with Lisa Stewart (Acacia Quartet) Ages 4 – 8
A fun and inspiring start to learning the Violin with renowned violinist and educator Lisa Stewart (Acacia Quartet) for kids aged 4-8. Learn fundamentals in a fun and interactive class using the Suzuki method of teaching music. Violins will be provided.

2pm – 4pm      Glee Club: Sing Queen! Ages 8 – 12
Kids aged 8-12 will learn to sing a classic Queen song and accompanying movement in a fun and supporting environment with ORC Head of Voice, Samantha Bartholomeusz.

6:30pm – 8pmSuperior Sight Singing – Vital Skills for Choristers
Sight singing is one of the most important but often scariest parts of singing in a choir. In this workshop ORC Choral conductor Ben Macpherson OAM will demystify sight singing, helping prepare singers for even the toughest of Symphonic works!

Wednesday 10 July

5pm – 7pm      Glee Club: Sing Queen! Teenagers and Adults
Teenagers and adults will learn to sing a classic Queen song and accompanying movement in a fun and supporting environment with ORC Head of Voice, Samantha Bartholomeusz.

 

AMEB Exam Workshops

Wednesday 10 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 – 5pm      ‘List A’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)

Thursday 11 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 – 5pm      ‘List B’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)

Friday 12 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 – 5pm      ‘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
22
Mon
AMEB Exams Commence
Jul 22 all-day
Term 3 Commences
Jul 22 all-day
Aug
9
Fri
Grigoryan Brothers Concert
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.

Between them, they have received 3 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 8 albums with the 9th coming out in 2018.

They have been touring internationally since 2003, regularly performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as more exotic performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East.

Their diverse repertoire continues to present new opportunities for performances in traditional and unconventional settings, from projects with orchestras to duo performances in iconic classical venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

Testament to their broad appeal and incredible skills is reflected in their most recent tours: In August 2017 they performed as support for the Canadian singer/songwriter KD Lang on her Ingénue Redux, 25th Anniversary Tour.

This was followed immediately by another National tour sharing the stage and billing with the great Flamenco guitarist Paco Pena. All of this occurred while their latest classical release ‘Songs Without Words’ has been at the top of the classical music charts for 3 months.

 

Aug
17
Sat
Howling Winds
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Howling Winds @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Howling Winds is our annual celebration of the brass and woodwind with performances by Staff, Students and Ensembles.

Featuring solo performances by brass and woodwind students as well as Woodwind, Saxaphone, Flute and Symphonic Wind Ensembles.

Aug
21
Wed
AMEB Exams Conclude
Aug 21 all-day
Aug
25
Sun
City of Orange Eisteddfod Commences
Aug 25 all-day
Aug
26
Mon
2020 Music Scholarship Applications Open
Aug 26 all-day
Sep
13
Fri
Chamber Music Series Concert 3
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chamber Music Series Concert 3 @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Dvořák Terzetto in C major, Op. 74
Mozart String Quintet No. 3 in G minor, K.516
Lyle Chan The Holidays

Performed by
Lisa Stewart (Acacia Quartet)
Alina Zborowski
Emily Thorburn
Stefan Duwe (Acacia Quartet)
Andrew Callaghan

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.