EVERY CONCERT IS HELD ON A MONDAY NIGHT, BEGINNING AT 7.30PM
March 11 2019 - Musicus Medicus - Chamber Group
The NSW Doctors Orchestra, also known as Musicus Medicus, is a classical orchestrea of doctors and medical students who perform to raise funds for charity. Founded in 2004 by Dr Cathy Fraser, with Dr David Banney as Artistic Director, they celebrate their 15th Anniversary in 2019. This 'Musicus Medicus' concert features key players in a variety of chamber ensembles, including strings, winds, and piano.
April 29, 2019 - Piano Trio - Maxine Poon (Violin), Chris Mui (Cello), Paul Cheung (Piano)
Maxine Poon is a violinist based in Sydney and is currently studying her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she holds the Queen Elizabeth Club Scholarship. Maxine has performed as a soloist in concert halls around Australia and in Brazil and performed an array of chamber music, touring around Southern regional NSW with Wentworth Quartet and performing in master classes with Sabine Meyer, members of the Goldner Quartet and the Eggner Trio.
Born in Hong Kong, the cellist Christopher Mui is a graduate of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. He is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Julian Smiles. He has performed internationally in countries such as Switzerland, Norway, China, Malaysia and Brazil.
Paul Cheung is one of Australia's most promising young pianists. He is a student of Tamara Anna Cislowska, and also completed a postgraduate diploma (piano accompaniment) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying with David Miller AM , where he received multiple scholarships. Paul is in high demand as a chamber pianist and accompanist.
July 8, 2019 - Australian Baroque Brass
Founded in 2003, the Australian Baroque Brass (ABB) is renowned as one of Australia's Finest early music ensembles. Under the artistic directorship of baroque trumpeter and scholar John Foster, the ensemble has pioneered the use of period brass instruments in Australia. The ABB more recently, in addition to being Artists in Residence at St James' Church, has performed at Festivals throughout every state in Australia, toured USA and made their debut performance in the United Kingdom performing at the Petworth Festival in Sussex.
August 12, 2019 - Daniel Herscovitch and Bernadette Harvey (Piano - Solo and duets)
Daniel Herscovitch and Clemens Leske are regarded as two of the most accomplished pianists in Australia. Both are established in The Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, Daniel as Associate Professor and Clemens as Senior Lecturer in Piano. Last October they triumphed in playing the most challenging of the two-piano repertoire at the Delmer concert in the Verbruggen Hall. Their outstanding reputations have been established by solo performances not only in Australia but also in Europe, USA & Asia. Clemens is particularly known for his performance of piano concerti. We are particularly pleased to have them performing for us both four-hands and solo works.
Late notice: Unfortunately, owing to the recent death of his father, Clemens Leske will not be available for this concert. Instead, we are happy that Bernadette Harvey is able to take his place. Bernadette is a well-established and prize-winning pianist who has often played duets and two-piano concerts with Daniel before, so together they will perform the same program with the same high standard of musicianship.
September 23, 2019 - Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company "The Mikado" (Cast & Orchestra)
The Savoy Arts Company Incorporated has been producing shows since 1985, specialising in the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
To better reflect its primary artistic objective, from 2014 the company has performed as "Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney".
The company upholds the high reputation of G&S performance, presenting an orchestra and singers of outstanding quality and acting ability most appropriate for the requirement of the opera being performed.
With memorable music, endearing characters and some of the wittiest lyrical comedy in the English language, The Mikado is a triumph of farce and flair. An enduringly popular operetta, its sly topsy-turvy tale and self-deprecating humour satirised the established social norms of the etiquette and bureaucracy in Victorian England.
Seats for The Mikado must be reserved by applying to Mrs Margaret Middleton: email@example.com, or 0488 908 844.
Members' subscription includes entrance to The Mikado. Tickets for non-members are $30 each.
Jessica Harper has won a scholarship to study in Italy so will not be available for our November concert. Instead we have fortunately been able to engage the young soprano Anna Stephens, who was a finalist in the 2019 Opera Scholarship Awards. Anna studied with Shelli Halcombe at the the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and graduated with first class honours and a university medal for academic excellence. She also studied with Susan Waters at the Guildhall School of Music in London while on a 6-month study exchange. In 2018 Anna moved to Sydney to make her debut with Opera Australia. Also in 2018 she won the Fine Music 102.5 Young Virtuoso Award State Final, and played the role of Naiad in the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School's production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richards Strauss under the baton of Simone Young.
Anna's accompanist will be Benjamin Burton, who is greatly in demand all over Australia as an accompanist for voice and instrumental performances.
Prices for concert plus supper
$90 Yearly Subscription | Guests $20 at the door | $5 Students