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2015 Concert Series

The Song Company

Posted by on 18 Oct, 2015 in 2015 Concert Series | Comments Off on The Song Company

The Song Company

The Song Company presents Fire of Love, as they explore the nature of love across the ages. From the courtly romance of the troubadours to the sensuous madrigal musings of Marenzio, this concert explores the fire of emotion stretching all the way to the classic songs of Jacques Brel and Cole Porter. And some recent but equally poignant love songs by Bon Iver and Pink prove the point: love is eternal.

Sunday 18 October 4pm at The Town Hall

Tickets available through Carrs NewsXpress in Beardy St Mall or via Trybooking.

Pre concert talk at 3:15pm by The Song Company’s Artistic Director Roland Peelman

Join The Song Company as they celebrate the heat and passion of Fire and the music which expresses it.

The Fire of Love explores the nature of love across the ages.  Fire, perhaps the most powerful of all elements, signifies heat, purification and change.  Young love, sweet love, old love, any kind of love is worth a song or two.  From the courtly romance of the troubadours to the sensuous madrigal musings of Marenzio, this concert explores the fire of emotion stretching all the way to the classic songs of Jacques Brel and Cole Porter.  And some recent but equally poignant love songs by Bon Iver and Pink prove their point: love is eternal.

The Song Company is an a cappella ensemble of six professional singers.  From its beginnings in 1984, the ensemble has grown to exemplify its aim of providing for Australia a group capable of international standard performances in the field of vocal chamber music.  Under the guidance of Roland Peelman, Artistic Director since 1990, that goal has developed into exploring and creating new repertoire for the voice and building the expertise to match.  Over 30 years, the ensemble’s schedule has grown to include a mix of national and international touring, a subscription series in cities across Australia, recording and broadcast projects, education activities, and special collaborative projects.

The artists:

Susannah Lawerfgren, soprano, joined the Song Company in early 2011. She was born in New York City and moved to Sydney as a child. In 2008, she finished her vocal studies at the  Sydney Conservatorium, having previously earned a degree in Politics and International Relations with Distinction at the University of New South Wales.

Born in Sydney and a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2000) and New England Conservatory (2002) in Boston, Anna Fraser, soprano, has gained a reputation as a versatile soprano specialising predominantly in the interpretation of early and contemporary repertoire.

Originally from Armidale in country NSW, Hannah Fraser, mezzo-soprano, graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice under the tutelage of Stephen Yalouris. She was a member of Gondwana Voices in 2007 and toured with them to Canada’s Festival 500, France, and London where she performed at the BBC Proms.

Richard Black, tenor, began vocal studies as a young science student in Adelaide where he became a member of the acclaimed Adelaide Chamber Singers. He moved to Sydney in 1994 to sing with the Song Company and re-joined the group again in 2002.

Before joining The Song Company in 1997, Mark Donnelly, baritone, spent four years at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane under Greg Massingham and regularly worked for Opera Queensland understudying and performing a range of roles.

A graduate of the University of Western Australia, performer and educator Andrew O’Connor (Bass-Baritone) is versed in a wide variety of styles and genres.

For more information about The Song Company go to http://www.songcompany.com.au/artists

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Paul Lewis, piano

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Paul Lewis, piano

In the hands of a master such as Paul Lewis, a great piano recital can be a transcendent experience and a personal sharing of ideas and emotions.

MONDAY 24 AUGUST 7pm
ARMIDALE TOWN HALL

PROGRAM:
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 30 in E major, op 109
BRAHMS Four Ballades, op 10 Three Intermezzi, op 117
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 32 in C minor, op 111

www.paullewispiano.co.uk

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Orava String Quartet

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Orava String Quartet

SUNDAY 15 MARCH 4pm
ARMIDALE TOWN HALL

Praised by the Sydney Morning Herald for their ‘warmth of sound, sublime inner voicing and spontaneity,’ The Orava String Quartet is emerging as one of Australia’s most excitng chamber music ensembles.

PROGRAM:
HAYDN Op 76 no.5 in D major
Ross EDWARDS String Quartet no 3, ‘Summer Dances’
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor

www.oravaquartet.com

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