Friday Music
November 2011

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)

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4 November

Conservatorium High School students


1.  Concerto for 2 violins - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

2nd Movement - Largo ma non tanto
3rd Movement - Allegro

     Solo violins:  Victor Avila and Aris Cao

     Conservatorium High School Chamber Orchestra


2.  Jeux d'Enfants - C. Debussy (1862 - 1918)

The Trumpet and the Drum
The Doll and The Spinning Top

     Conservatorium Flute Choir

     Antonia Berg, Kirrily Swatton, Kinsey Alexander, Naomi Robinson, Emilia Antcliff and Elissa Koppen


3.  Medley from the Sound of Music - Rodgers and Hammerstein

Favourite Things
People Say We're in Love
What a Beautiful Morning


     Jolin Jiang (soprano), Thomas Woods (Baritone)
and Diana Zhang (Piano)


4.  Sabre Dance - Khatchaturian (1903 - 1978)

 Julia Gu and Crystal Bai, Piano


5.  Sonata, 1st Movement - R. Charlton (1955 - )


    Naomi Robinson, Flute
    Jeffrey Cheah, Guitar


6.  Piano Quintet in F Minor, op 34 - J. Brahms (1833 - 1897)

1st Movement - Allegro


     Wendy Kong, Hana King (Violins)
     Kohki Iwasaki (Viola)
     Felix Hoffmann-Este (Cello)
     Alex Yau (Piano)



11 November

Ronald Woodcock (Violin)

Lillian Camhausen (Piano)



Rondo in C K373 - W A Mozart (1756 - 1791)

"Prayer for the Innocents" from Sonata in A (1919) - Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880 - 1968)

La Plus Que Lente - Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Pièce en Forme de Habañera - Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Ipanema from "Saudados do Brasil" - Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

Incidental Music to "Much Ado About Nothing" - Erich Korngold (1897 - 1957)
(In the Bridal Chamber; The March of the Watch; Garden Scene; Hornpipe)



RONALD WOODCOCK has toured in 95 countries during a distinguished career as concerto and recital soloist, chamber player, teacher and orchestral conductor. He has performed in world musical centres such as London, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Budapest, Lisbon, Brussels and Buenos Aires.

In remote countries such as Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Peru, the Solomon Islands, Bhutan and St. Helena Island, he has introduced audiences to Western classical music, often for the first time.

He has brought to a lifetime of performing the works of composers from Bach to Penderecki and beyond, a wealth of musical experience gained first from his teachers Arthur Grumiaux and Pablo Casals in Europe and then from orchestral playing in the Philharmonia, BBC and Royal Philharmonic orchestras under conductors such as Karajan, Klemperer, Ormandy, Beecham and Goossens.

His wide-ranging repertoire encompasses all the mainstream violin concertos and sonatas while also including the avant-garde and virtuoso showpieces – and he promotes works by Australian composers on many of his tours,

Since early retirement from the University of Adelaide, where he was for twenty years Associate Professor of Violin, he now tours internationally giving recitals, concerto performances, radio recordings, violin masterclasses and workshops and also adjudicating at national concerto competitions and eisteddfods.

For relaxation, he competes in 800 and 1500 metre races in summer and cross-country in winter.





18 November

Raisa Dobrinsky (Piano)

Gregory Elmaloglou (Cello)


Variations Concertantes Op.17 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

Sonata in B flat major Op.45, No. 1 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

(i) Allegro Vivace
(ii) Andante
(iii) Allegro assai

Lied ohne Worte Op.109 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)




Raisa Dobrinsky was an outstanding graduate of the Mussorgsky College of Music as well as the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, from which she graduated with honours in solo recital, chamber music, accompaniment and teaching.Immigrating to Australia in 1977, Raisa has been teaching part-time at the Conservatoriums of Sydney and Wollongong, allowing time to pursue her career as a concert performer. She has performed regularly with leading Australian music groups and given many solo recitals and radio broadcasts.

Gregory Elmaloglou is a graduate of Lyons Conservatorium, France, where he was born. As a member of the Austral String Quartet since 1959, he undertook two international tours, playing in 15 countries.  Later he founded the Trio Australis, and in partnership with Raisa Dobrinksy, has given many concerts and broadcasts. Gergory has made solo appearances at the ABC Prom concerts and Gold Concerts, and has been soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for whom he was the Associate Principal Cellist from 1972 – 1992.  He has made numerous television broadcast appearances for the ABC.




27 November

David Tagg

(Assistant Organist, St Stephen's)


Prelude and Fugue in G Major BWV 541 - J.S.Bach (1685 - 1750)

Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)

Fantasie in Eb - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)

Sonata No. 6 in D Op.65 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1947)
(i) Chorale and Variations; (ii) Fugue; (iii) Finale

Toccata from 'Suite Gothique'- Léon Boëllmann (1862 - 1897)

David Tagg was appointed the Organ Scholar at St Stephen's, Macquarie Street in February 2009 and was appointed Assistant Organist from July 3, 2011. David attended Knox Grammar School and continues to study the organ with Peter Kneeshaw AM. During his schooling and later studies David has had the opportunity to play at a number of venues including the Sydney Town Hall, St Mary's Cathedral, Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral in the UK. For the last three years he has played at the Sydney Opera House's Open Day celebrations. David is in his 3rd year of a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Sydney.

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