Cellist Rachel Scott is performing with harpist Genevieve Lang in March. Here is a note from Rachel about her live stream concert:
I’m so excited to tell you about the second live-stream concert for the year! It is going to be a very special one – I’ll be joined by audience favourite, radio broadcaster, dear friend and wonderful harpist Genevieve Lang on Friday March 26. The combination of cello and harp is a pretty special one – I know if you haven’t heard it before, you’ll totally love it. We’ll be playing music by Bach (of course!), Mendelssohn, Faure, Arvo Pärt and Villa-Lobos – and I know you’ll enjoy every minute of it!
If you’d like to get a ticket you just need to click on this link – https://events.humanitix.com/bitd2021celloharp – and then follow the information there. A couple of things to know – we will STOP selling tickets at 4.30 on the day of the concert. (At this point, things get a bit frantic here, sending out links and dealing with microphones.) The link will also be live for a few days – so if you are out (or live in a different time-zone), know that you can still join us – this link will still work for a number of days after the concert.
I hope that you can join us, wherever you may be in the world – we’d love to have you virtually with us!
Italian harpist Elisabetta Ghebbioni is professor of harp at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music in Venice and has performed with institutions across Italy, including the orchestras of the Fenice and La Scala opera houses. She has appeared in Ballarat with the Trio Leonardo for the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields festival.
The glorious sounds of Ghebbioni on harp combine with the sweet tones of violinist Nicci Dellar, violist Lawrie Jacks, and cellist Miriam Kriss as they present a romantic program including works by Edward Elgar, Camille Saint-Saëns, Nikolaus Moritz Mostler and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Frances Thiele is running a lever harp workshop on Sunday 22 September in Kyneton. She will teach a selection of traditional tunes for lever harp while also imparting some harp technique basics including hand position, fingering and placement to improve your playing. She will also demonstrate some approaches to analysing music so learning new pieces is a joy not a drudge!
All levels welcome. Please bring your own harp. If you want to come along but don’t have a harp please contact Fran. Tea and Coffee will be available at the venue. You can either bring your own lunch or walk down to the lovely Piper St in Kyneton to enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries in town. Parking is off street but plentiful. Enter the venue off Yaldwyn St W. You are welcome to drive into the church grounds to unload your harp before parking.
Date: Sunday 22 September 10am – 3pm
Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Corner of Powlett and Yaldwyn Street W, Kyneton, VICTORIA. Entrance gate is off Yaldwyn Street W.
Next month on Sunday 8th September at 2pm, harpist Marshall McGuire will be performing in the third and final recital of the Albury Chamber Music Festival concert series. Marshall will perform in the beautiful St Matthew’s Church in central Albury and will perform European and Australian works for harp.
Tickets can be bought online or at the door – $40 for an adult, $30 for a concession and $10 for students/under 18s (with ID). See below for the link:
Concert Series Manager Claire Higgins would love any harp or indeed any classical music enthusiasts to attend the concert, but also consider going to the festival event itself, which is now in its fourth year. The 2019 Albury Chamber Music Festival will run from 15-17th November and presents seven concerts over three days. It’s a great opportunity to hear wonderful classical music in beautiful venues, in the border region. There are plenty of accommodation options in Albury and Wodonga, or in outlying regional towns like Rutherglen, Yackandandah and Beechworth. There are also plenty of wineries around, as the district is known for its wine making and fine produce – Milawa Cheese being one example!
Come and explore the unique sound world of 18th and 19th century Scotland with renowned Scottish musicians David McGuinness (keyboards) and Aaron McGregor (violin), as well as players from Evergreen Ensemble (Australia). You’ll be taught the history and dance steps behind the tunes, as well as techniques and stylistic traits specific to this repertoire.
Intermediate to advanced players from a folk or classical background welcome.
The French pedal harpist Xavier de Maistre will be playing in Melbourne with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on an Australian concert tour in May.
A little bit about Xavier –
Xavier de Maistre was born in Toulon and began studying harp aged nine. He studied in Paris and in 1998 he was awarded first prize at the International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana, immediately becoming the first French musician to join the ranks of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2001 Xavier de Maistre has taught at the Hamburg Academy of Music. He also gives regular masterclasses at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Tokyo’s Toho University and London’s Trinity College of Music.
The 2017 MITCH Autumn concert is a celebration of the amazing music teachers that ensure quality music performance will exist for years to come.
The Harpies with Shaun Evans are all passionate and active Braemar College music teachers who delight in sharing their talents with wider audiences as well as their fortunate students.
The Resonance Orchestra String players are a close bonding of teachers and students joined in their love of string music. The group has grown out of the Woodend Primary School music program and continues to develop the playing of stringed instruments in the Macedon Ranges in many exciting ways.
Exciting young pianist Rebecca Clarke is the latest exceptional student of Bron Sozanski to delight MITCH audiences.
$10.50 Children under 15 years