Concerts & Events

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

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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

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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.

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

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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