Friday Music
August 2014

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


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www.ssms.org.au




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1 August

Nathan Henshaw - saxophones

Tim Fisher - piano

 

Third-Streaming: Cross-over works for saxophone and piano

 

1. Jazz Etude (conversations for saxophone and piano) - Toshiyuki & Naomi Honda

I - Greeting
II - Fake
III - Interval
IV - Session

2. Noyz in th' 'Hood - Stuart Greenbaum

3. Sonata for tenor saxophone & piano - Nadia Lindemann Burgess

I. Walking at Sunrise
Interlude I
II. Rituals of the Day
Interlude II
III. After Dusk.

 

Nathan Henshaw a renowned Australian saxophonist known for his musical diversity. He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and completed both a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Masters of Music Performance. Nathan also undertook further studies with renowned saxophonists in France and the United Kingdom.

As a performer, Nathan has given performances both in Australia and internationally. Performance highlights include solo live-to-air recitals on 2MBS FM, 2013 Australasia Saxophone and Clarinet Conference (Sydney), 2012 World Saxophone Congress (St. Andrews, Scotland), 2011 Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Festival (Melbourne), 2010 ISCM World Music, various performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, soloist with the SCM Saxophone Orchestra (Glazunov Concerto), solo concert tour of Japan and recently the Sydney season of The Threepenny Opera (a co-production with Opera Victoria and Sydney Theatre Company).

Nathan's work as a freelance musician given him the opportunity to work with a diverse range of renowned performers and ensembles (both Australian and international) such as Tim Minchin, Kenny Rogers, Randy Newman, The Chaser, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Richard Gill, Eddie Perfect, Nigel Butterly, George Dreyfus, Claude Delangle, Rhonda Burchmore, Todd McKenney, WIN Wollongong Symphony Orchestra, NSW Police Band, Sydney Conservatorium Saxophone Quartet, Compass, Continuum Sax, Chronology Arts, Rivers and Roads and SBS Television and Radio Orchestra.

As well as freelance work, Nathan is also is a full time member of the Nexas Quartet, Heavy Metal Quartet, The Music of MA, Citizen of the World, Sax Summit, Sydney Saxophone Collective, The Ten Saxes and the Nathan Henshaw trio.

In conjunction with his performance work, Nathan also actively teaches and tutors in schools around the Sydney area. He is also lecturing in saxophone at the Open Academy and Foundation Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

 

Tim Fisher is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Jazz Programme. While at the Con he studied piano with Judy Bailey, Mike Nock and Matt McMahon, and harpsichord with Neal Perez da Costa.

He performs as a side-man with the Craig Scott Quintet, John Morrison, DerroDerro, Nick Latta Band, Nic Jeffries and other musical outfits. He has also performed with James Morrison and Deni Hines, Don Rader, George Golla, Jeff Clayton, Bobby Rydell (USA), Tricia Evy (FR), Dan Barnett, Liam Burrows (Australia's Got Talent), Carl Riseley (Australian Idol) James Valentine, Emma Pask, Jackie Cooper, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band), Peter Cousens, and Nick Norton (The Angels) just to name a few.

He has featured on several national tours and engagements and also as support act with Carl Riseley for Kate Cebrano. He was also a featured artist with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Big Band in 2007. From late 2010 Tim was involved with the Sydney Production of "Jersey Boys" frequenting the Keyboard 2 chair under the direction of Luke Hunter and Michael Azzopardi.

 

 

 

8 August

 

Stacey Yang (piano), Peta Dries (violin) &

Michael Bardon (cello)

 

 

Piano Trio in B flat major, D. 28 (Sonatensatz) - Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

 

Piano trio no.1 in D minor  Op.49 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

Molto Allegro agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Scherzo
Finale

 

Peta Dries – Violin

Peta Dries began her violin studies at the age of seven. She gained her A.Mus.A. and L.Mus.A. diplomas whilst studying with Errol Collins. Peta graduated from the Newcastle University Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree, having studied with Elizabeth Holowell. Peta also studied at the Bloomington School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of Henryk Kowaslki. This study was made possible through a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Since returning to Australia, Peta has performed extensively both as a soloist and an orchestral musician. Peta was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and she has performed frequently with the Sydney Symphony and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Orchestras. Peta has given numerous recitals in Sydney and Newcastle, as well as concerts in the USA and Japan.

From 2009 to 2012 Peta taught violin at the Newcastle University Conservatorium of Music. She was also a founding member and the Concertmaster of the Christ Church Cathedral Camerata. Peta is a featured soloist in a number of CD recordings and has performed in ABC Classic FM Sunday Live programmes. Peta now lives in Sydney, where she maintains a career as a teacher and violin soloist.

 

Michael Bardon – Violonello

Michael Bardon has extensive experience performing and teaching. As a school student, Michael studied cello, oboe and clarinet. He performed as a member of the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Baltica, Mainzer Kammerorchester and as guest with Oper Frankfurt and the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra.

Michael was accelerated into university at just 17, and now holds three degrees from Germany and one from Australia. His principal teachers include Professors Diethelm Jonas and Nick Deutsch. Michael has performed widely as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Israel, Korea and Sweden.

Now home in Australia, Michael is an enthusiastic teacher and collaborator and teaches at AIM.

 

Stacey Yang – Pianoforte

Stacey Xiaoyu Yang started to learn the organ with Kurt Ison in 2007 and received her Licentiate Diploma in Organ Performance from Trinity College London (LTCL) in 2011. She is the current organist at St Peter's Anglican Church, Cremorne. She was granted both organ and carillon scholarships by The University of Sydney. She has given many organ recitals in Sydney including Christ Church St Laurence, St James, King St, St Andrew's Cathedral, The University of Sydney and Sydney Opera House and in overseas she has played in Cathedrals in Anterwep, Madrid, El Lescorial, Burgos, San Sebastian and Royal Versailles Chapel. She gives regular carillon recitals at The University of Sydney and has played carillons overseas in Leuven Catholic University, Mechlen Cathedral, Royal Belgium carillon school, Catalonia Parliament House in Barcelona and Marktkirch in Wisebaden, Germany. She studied piano with Lyall Duke and currently, under Stephanie McCallum's tutelage, recently received her LMusA on piano. She has been a piano tutor at MLC School Burwood since 2007.

Stacey came to Australia in 2001 and received both Bachelor of Medical Science and Master of Nursing degrees from The University of Sydney.

 

 

 

15 August

 

Judith Rough - soprano

Mark Quarmby - organ

 

Hark, hark the echoing air  - Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)

The plaint - Henry Purcell

 

Gia la notte s'avvicina (cantata for soprano) - Nicola Porpora (1686 - 1768)

1. Gia la notte s'avvicina (aria)
2. Recit.
3. No piu fra sassi algosi (aria)

 

O sleep why doesn't thou leave me - George F. Handel (1685 - 1759)

O had I Jubal's lyre - George F. Handel

Sweet bird - George F. Handel

 

 

Judith Rough started singing as a child in Brisbane, as a member of the Brisbane Eisteddfod Junior choir. She was a principal and chorus member of the Queensland Light Opera Company and studied voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she won the Blanche Campbell Memorial Scholarship for singing.

She has sung with several chamber groups in Sydney as ensemble member and soloist, and has performed as soprano soloist across a wide range of major choral works for various orchestras and choirs in Sydney.

In the USA between 2000 and 2005, Judith performed as ensemble member and soloist with professional chamber choirs Voces Novae et Antiquae and The Lady Chapel Singers, recording with them and touring with them in the USA and Europe. She was in demand as a recitalist, performing for The Lupus Foundation of America and the American Guild of Organists among others. She sang with the Mainline Opera Guild and performed the role of Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone for the Multiple Sclerosis Association and as part of the music education programme in several Philadelphia schools. While there she had the opportunity of studying with Julianne Baird at the Eastman School of Music.

Since returning to Australia Judith has continued to perform regularly, as a soloist in major choral works and in concert and recital for various organizations in Sydney and its environs. Her knowledge and love of the human voice is well used in her role as voice specialist at St Vincent's Voice Clinic in Sydney, where she works with professional voice users and others who are experiencing voice problems.

 

Mark Quarmby graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying organ under Norman Johnston and piano under Marjorie Hesse. He has given recitals throughout Australia, Europe, North America, Asia and New Zealand. For over 20 years he was the Assistant Organist of St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney, playing the organ for national live broadcasts, visits of the Queen, funerals of State governors and national memorial services. In August 2009 he was appointed Director of Music at St Stephen's, Macquarie Street.

In Europe he has played in the Cathedrals of St Paul's, London, Canterbury, Salisbury, Oxford, Winchester, Lichfield, Westminster Abbey and Notre-Dame, Paris, with recitals in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, and Holland. In 2009 he gave the opening recital of the American Guild of Organists Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.

He has been the President of the Organ Music Society of Sydney, has served on the committee of the Royal School of Church Music (NSW) and is currently a National Director of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia and teaches piano, organ and musicianship at St Patrick's College, Strathfield, and privately.

 

 

22 August

 

Peta Dries – Violin

Lillian Camphausen – Piano

 

Sonata in Bb (KV 378) - WA Mozart (1756-91)

Allegro moderato
Andantino sostenuto e cantabile
Rondeau (Allegro)

Sonate (pour Violon et Piano) - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Allegro vivo
Intermède (Fantasque et léger)
Finale (Très animé)

Romanza Andaluza (Opus 22, No. 1) - Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)

 

Peta Dries began her violin studies at the age of seven. She gained her A.Mus.A. and L.Mus.A. diplomas whilst studying with Errol Collins. Peta graduated from the Newcastle University Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree, having studied with Elizabeth Holowell. Peta also studied at the Bloomington School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of Henryk Kowaslki. This study was made possible through a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Since returning to Australia, Peta has performed extensively both as a soloist and an orchestral musician. Peta was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and she has performed frequently with the Sydney Symphony and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Orchestras. Peta has given numerous recitals in Sydney and Newcastle, as well as concerts in the USA and Japan.

From 2009 to 2012 Peta taught violin at the Newcastle University Conservatorium of Music. She was also a founding member and the Concertmaster of the Christ Church Cathedral Camerata. Peta is a featured soloist in a number of CD recordings and has performed in ABC Classic FM Sunday Live programmes. Peta now lives in Sydney, where she maintains a career as a teacher and violin soloist.

 

Malaysian born Lillian Camphausen migrated to Adelaide in 1969. She studied piano with Noreen Stokes and Clemens Leske. After completing her Bachelor of Music (Hons.), she studied piano with Prof. Detlef Kraus in Germany and later, lied interpretation with Hartmut Höll, harpsichord, and chamber music, attending master-classes and courses with Edith Picht-Axenfeld, Paul Badura-Skoda, Joaquín Achúcarro, Norman Shetler, Geoffrey Parsons, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christiane Jaccottet and the Amadeus Quartet.

After finishing her studies, Lillian freelanced as a teacher, accompanist and chamber musician. She was an official pianist for numerous international master-classes and competitions. In 1988 she translated "Johannes Brahms - Klavierkomponist" ("Johannes Brahms – Composer for the Piano") by Detlef Kraus.

In 2004, Lillian moved to Brisbane and in 2009, to Sydney. She works as an accompanist, language coach (for singers) and chamber musician.

 

 

 

29 August

 

Stacey Yang (organ)

 

Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543 - J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654 - J S Bach (1685 - 1750)

Prelude and Fugue in G minor - Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Adagio from 3rd symphony - Louise Vierne (1870 - 1937)

Transports de joie from 'L'Ascension' - Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)

 

 

Stacey Xiaoyu Yang (organ) started to learn the organ from Kurt Ison in May, 2007. In 2008 she was appointed as organist of St Anne's Anglican Church, Strathfield and the Organ Scholar of The Cathedral Singers. She was then appointed Organ Scholar at the University of Sydney and has played many recitals in Australia and Europe. She has also passed her LTCL in organ. Apart from organ playing, she has been learning piano from Stephanie McCallum and is a piano tutor at MLC School, Burwood, a piano accompanist for AMEB exam and various competitions and one of the honorary carillionists at the University of Sydney. She has given carillon recitals in Europe and played in organ masterclasses with several distinguished organists. She is currently the organist of St Peter's, Cremorne.

Stacey received a Bachelor of Medical Science degree from The University of Sydney and completed a master degree in Health Science in 2010 in the same institute.

 

 



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