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2019 Concert Series

SPINA-BENIGNETTI Piano Duo

SPINA-BENIGNETTI Piano Duo

Saturday 9 February 2019
7.30pm - Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
4 Hands on a Grand - Piano Duo Recital
From the concert halls of Europe and London, this compelling and talented award-winning Italian piano duo will begin their 2019 Tour of Australia and New Zealand in the Blue Mountains. Presenting a fascinating and enthralling 4 Hands on a Grand piano recital with music from Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Schubert & Rachmaninov.

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are captivating and gifted young musicians that come from strong and varied backgrounds as soloists and chamber musicians. Their partnership as a piano duo began in 2013 and immediately received positive acclaim. They perform regularly throughout Europe and their works and recordings have been praised by audiences and critics alike.

The artists are sponsored by the Italian Institute of Culture, Sydney and the Italian Embassies of Canberra and Wellington

EARLY BIRD ticket prices until 28/02/2019
Adults $42
Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.
Ticket Sales open 1 December 2018

Prices from 01/03/2019
Adults $48 Concession $45 Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.
THE SYDNEY CONSORT

THE SYDNEY CONSORT

Sunday 28 April 2019
2.30pm - Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Bach, Scotts & Irish in Harmony
Music from the BACH father & sons - Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann and Johann Christian and music by Turlough O’Carolan, Thomas Roseingrave, Burk Thumoth, James Oswald, Nathaniel Gow and William McGibbon in a programme that includes a rarely performed collection of baroque music from Ireland and Scotland. The rhythm of Irish jigs, sorrow and charismatic harmony performed on most prominent instruments – fiddle and flute with harpsichord (harp) flavour.

The Sydney Consort is one of Australia’s most energetic music ensembles devoted to early music of the 17th and 18th century, as well as contemporary Australian music on period instruments. Attractive programmed performances show their absolute passion about the true Baroque. Their mission is to provide excellent, historically informed music to a wide audience and to ‘revive’ forgotten music and works by obscure composers, unpublished scores and rarely performed compositions that by all means deserve to be presented.

Ticket Sales open 1 December 2018
EARLY BIRD ticket prices until 28/02/2019
Adults $42
Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

Prices from 01/03/2019
Adults $48 Concession $45 Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.
SIMON TEDESCHI & ORAVA QUARTET

SIMON TEDESCHI & ORAVA QUARTET

Sunday 16 June 2019
2.30pm - Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd, Springwood 2777
Piano & Strings Recital
Simon Tedeschi, often described as one of the world’s finest artists joins Orava Quartet, one of the most exciting string quartets of its generation, to present an engaging, excellent and thrilling piano and strings performance.

Ticket Sales open 1 December 2018
EARLY BIRD ticket prices until 28/02/2019
Adults $42
Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

Prices from 01/03/2019
Adults $48 Concession $45 Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FELLOWS

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FELLOWS

Saturday 10 August 2019
7.30pm - Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Wood, Strings, Brass, Percussion Orchestra
Artistic Director: ROGER BENEDICT

"BOLD BEGINNINGS"

Now in its 18th year, the Sydney Symphony Fellowship is recognised as one of the world’s leading orchestral training programs, providing exceptional young musicians with an intensive year-long program of mentoring, performances, workshops, and immersion in the world of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Returning to the Blue Mountains Concert Society, the Sydney Symphony Fellows will perform “Bold Beginnings” an intriguing program of chamber works and arrangements.
Beethoven’s First Symphony arrangement by Carl Friedrich Ebers’ followed the 19th century custom of publishing chamber arrangements of popular symphonies. Iain Farrington has continued this practice into the 21st Century with his arrangement of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel overture. Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonietta is a mini symphony for eleven players and was his first published work that established him as a major force in British music. Peggy Polias is a remarkable young Australian composer whose work explores the relationship between popular and classical music.
Photo Credit: Keith Saunders

Ticket Sales open 1 December 2018
EARLY BIRD ticket prices until 28/02/2019
Adults $42
Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

Prices from 01/03/2019
Adults $48 Concession $45 Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.
DIANA DOHERTY & FRIENDS

DIANA DOHERTY & FRIENDS

Sunday 29 September 2019
2.30pm Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd, Springwood 2777
Oboe, Cor Anglais, Piano
Diana Doherty is described by ABC Classic FM as an “Australian legend and by far and away one of this country's finest classical musicians.” Winner of the Young Performers Awards in 1985 and currently Principal Oboe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Diana's career has included solo performances with all the major symphony orchestras in Australia and New Zealand.
Diana is joined by Alexandre Oguey, Principal Cor Anglais of the SSO and Bernadette Harvey on piano to present a delightful classical program for piano, oboe and cor anglais by J.S.Bach, E. Morricone and J Brahms.

Ticket Sales open 1 December 2018
EARLY BIRD ticket prices until 28/02/2019
Adults $42
Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

Prices from 01/03/2019
Adults $48 Concession $45 Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

Photo Credit: Christie Brewster
SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR

SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR

Saturday 9 November 2019
7.30pm - Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Choral
Conducted by Sam Allchurch

Sydney Chamber Choir has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s leading choral ensembles. In 2019 they perform “Time and Place” - a journey around the world and across the centuries in a constellation of choral gems linking Canada, the US, Ireland, Latvia and Australia through rich singing traditions, passion, tenderness and beauty of the lush choral harmonies of composers Healey Willan, René Clausen, Morten Lauridson and Australian composers Paul Stanhope’s, Ella Macens and Clare Maclean. At the heart of the program, lies two powerful meditations on the inescapable truth of time: David Conte’s “Invocation and Dance” in a celebration of nature’s cycles of death and renewal, and Jonathan Dove’s exquisite song cycle “The Passing of the Year”.

Photo credit: Pedro Greig

Ticket Sales open 1 December 2018
EARLY BIRD ticket prices until 28/02/2019
Adults $42
Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

Prices from 01/03/2019
Adults $48 Concession $45 Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.
 


Previous concerts

SIMON TEDESCHI
Saturday 10 November 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Classical Piano Recital - Schubert
7.30 pm
CLASSICAL PIANO RECITAL - Simon plays Schubert

Simon Tedeschi is quite often described by respected critics and musical peers as one of the finest artists in the world. We look forward to another outstanding performance by Simon.

Programme - 75 minutes, no interval:
Schubert Four Impromptus, op.90
Schubert Piano sonata no.18 in G major D894 ‘Fantasy’

Simon will be selling and signing CD's after the performance and Drinks/Tea/Coffee & Refreshments will be for sale before and after the performance.

Tickets: Single $55 | Students $25
School Children: FREE with an adult ticket if booked by phone or at the box office / $15
IAN COOPER & EMMA PASK
Saturday 15 September 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Violin, Band & Jazz Vocalist
One of Australia’s most exciting virtuoso violinists together with one of Australia’s favourite Jazz voices will delight audiences with Jazz Soul & Gypsy Swing.
Emma will perform her Swingin’ and Sultry Jazz which she has become well-known for, and Ian will be performing a selection of devilish Gypsy, Jazz and Irish violin and will include elements of high-energy dexterity, as well as Soulful Jazz and Ballads.
ROGER WOODWARD in concert
Saturday 28 July 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Classical Piano Recital
Internationally celebrated pianist, Roger Woodward, is one of the most revered and adventurous pianists of our time. He returns to Australia to perform a program of Chopin’s Etudes and Debussy’s poetic Estampes and L’isle Joyeuse, considered one of the most beautiful piano compositions of the 20th Century.

PROGRAM

Claude Debussy Estampes (1903)
Pagodes
La soirée dans Grenade
Les jardins sous la pluie

Claude Debussy L'isle Joyeuse (1904)

Frédéric Chopin Ballade no.4 in F minor, Op.52

interval

Frédéric Chopin Twelve Etudes Op.25
no. 1 in A-flat major
no. 2 in F minor
no. 3 in F major
no. 4 in A minor
no. 5 in E minor-major
no. 6 in G-sharp minor
no. 7 in C major
no. 8 in F major
no. 9 in F minor
no.10 in B minor
no.11 in A minor
no.12 in C minor
ACACIA QUARTET
Saturday 23 June 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Widely recognised as one of Australia's leading contemporary string quartets.
4 + Viola!

Program
Nick Wales - Boomi’s Ray
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quintet K516
Antonin Dvorak - String Quintet Op. 97

Lisa Stewart - violin
Myee Clohessy - violin
Stefan Duwe - viola
Anna Martin-Scrase - cello
with guest, Emile Cantor - viola
STREETON TRIO
Saturday 5 May 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Classical - Strings & Piano
Benjamin Kopp - Piano
Emma Jardine - Violin
Guest: Teije Hylkema - Cello (Principal Cellist Opera Australia Orchestra)

Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio in C minor Op.101
Franz Schubert - Notturno D 989
Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio in F minor Op. 65
THE ENCHANTED FLUTE
Saturday 3 March 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777
Flute & Piano
Melissa Doecke, one of Australia’s most exciting flautists and Mark Isaacs, internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor in classical music and jazz, perform a unique selection of French and Australian music in an enthralling Flute & Piano performance.

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