Australia Day Recitals 2016

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


Donations gratefully received

 

 


 

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9.00 - 10.00am -

11.00am -

12.00 noon -

1.00pm -

2.00pm -

3.00pm -


St George - Sutherland Pipe Band

Mark Quarmby (organ)

Patrick Keith (pianoforte)

Dave Loew (cello)

Sirius Ensemble

Mary Osborne (saxophone)
& Patrick Keith (pianoforte)

 

 

 

Please click here for details of the St Stephen's organ



 

11.00 am

 

Mark Quarmby

(Director of Music, St Stephen's)

 

Festive Toccata - Colin Brumby * (1933 - )

Variations from Organ Concerto Set 1, Op.4, No.1 - G F Handel (1685 - 1759)

Three Pieces for Musical Clocks - J Haydn (1732 - 1809)

Commemoration March - F Scotson-Clark (1840 - 1883)

Moto Perpetuo and Intermezzo - C Edgar Ford * (1881- 1961)

Chant de Paix (Song of Peace) - Jean Langlais (1907 - 1991)

Toccata on 'Amazing Grace' - Christopher Pardini (1973 - )

 

* Australian composers

 

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.

 

 

12.00 noon

 

Laura Chung (flute)

& Patrick Keith (pianoforte)

 

Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut Images, book II  - Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

First movement from Piano Sonata (1990) - Carl Vine (1954 - ) Australian composer

Étude opus 42 no no 5 - Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)

First movement from Sonata for flute and piano - Robert Muczynski (1929 - 2010)

Sonatine - Pierre Sancan (1916 - 2008)

 

 

Laura Chung is a student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music currently undertaking a combined Music and Medicine degree. She commenced studying the flute when she was 8 years old with Jane Bolinowsky and is now under the tutelage of Emma Sholl, Associate Principal Flute of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

In 2015 she completed a regional tour representing the Sydney Conservatorium of music with pianist David Miller. She was awarded first place in the 25 and Under Flute section in the Sydney Eisteddfod. As well as a soloist, Laura is a keen orchestral player. This year she was principal flute of the Bishop and Alexander Orchestras at the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp. She also performed with the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute under conductors Johannes Fritzch and David Danzmayr. She has been fortunate enough to have participated in masterclasses with Denis Bouriakov, Principal Flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, William Bennett, Leone Buyse and Virginia Taylor.

 

Patrick Keith is emerging as an exciting artist, establishing himself in the field as an adventurous and experienced pianist. He recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance), specialising in Piano and Collaborative Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Phillip Shovk and David Miller. During his early studies, he participated in the Piano! Festival held at the Australian National Academy of Music in July 2010 under the direction of Boris Berman, which included tuition from Berman, Piers Lane, and Michael Kieran Harvey amongst others, and a broadcast for the ABC Classic FM radio for the ISCM New Music 2010 festival.

He has had the pleasure of performing with Dene Olding, sopranos Wendy Dixon and Narelle Yeo in a concert featuring Schoenberg'sPierrot Lunaire, and recitals with Goetz Richter, baritone Michael Halliwell, and flautists Geoff Collins and James Kortum.

A finalist in the Geoffrey Parsons Accompaniment Award for both 2012 and 2013, Patrick placed first in the Victoria Warren Accompaniment Award in September 2013, performing Brahms, Duparc, Ravel, and Don Banks.

In 2013, Patrick partnered with acclaimed soprano Goknur Shanal, and together they have broadcasted for FM Fine Music, and other engagements including appearances at the Willoughby Spring Festival at the Concourse, featuring a full Spanish recital, a Persian song cycle by the Pittsburgh based composer Reza Vali, Ravel's Sheherazade, and a broadcast for FM 102.9's 2013 Christmas Broadcast.

He is currently completing a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium, studying under Daniel Herscovitch.

 

 

 

1.00 pm

 

Dave Loew (cello)

 

Dave Loew will perform selections from his CDs, Romance of the Cello and Classical Cello.

Composers will include Massenet, Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Puccini,
Sting , Elton John, and the Beatles.

 

DAVE LOEW is an International cellist spanning a forty year career performing in Australia and Britain with his albums selling in numerous countries around the world.

DAVE has played the cello (which became a lifelong love and passion) from the age of six in one of the world's toughest industries, that of a solo performer on commercial records. His many genres of music are drawn from his exotic family legacy of classical, jazz and dance artists. Dave's formative 'cello days were spent in Kenya, his birthplace near the Serengeti plains and the vibrant sounds of animal wildlife, both his parents were show business star personalities in London's West End,who had migrated from a blitzed wartime London to start a new life in Nairobi.

Dave has now released five top selling albums; his latest is THE BEATLES AND FRIENDS, along with the DAVE LOEW COLLECTION also offering ROMANCE OF THE CELLO; AT THE MOVIES and CLASSICAL CELLO.

DAVE has worked with many top London ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra where Andre Previn acclaimed his solo playing for Previn's world premiere of the musical Every Good Boy. He has also played in numerous, famous recording studios such as Abbey Road ,on major classical and pop albums over the years working with legends such as Elton John, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, David Essex and opera stars such as Pavarotti, Sutherland and Caballe. He has also played solo 'cello for shows in the West End and Australia, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats and Song and Dance , for which he was lauded for his solo playing. Extensive playing was also part of Dave's kaleidoscope of experience working for film moguls such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini and Roy Budd on such iconic movies as the original Superman, The Omen, Victor Victoria, James Bond, The 39 Steps, and many more.

Dave was fortunate to study with the Internationally renowned teacher and cellist Christopher Bunting for twenty years in London, while there he also created and marketed his own record label - SAFARI IN CLASSICS in 1999 creating both national fan clubs and sales , which went on to sell several hundred thousand albums in Britain and internationally. Fans include Stella McCartney, Rob Lowe and Edward Fox as well as people from all creeds and walks of life.

Dave has been principal cellist with the Australian Ballet and Opera in Melbourne, the Melbourne Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Dave recorded DEBUT his very first solo album in Sydney for Polygram in 1987 which quickly went to Platinum sales and is still in demand today!

After returning to Australia in 2011 he released his Album Collection and undertook extensive appearances nationally which propelled the albums to the top of the best sellers list. Dave has of course given many recitals on radio and in concert, and he retains his love of "core" classical repertoire and plans to record three of the immortal J.S. Bach solo cello suites this year.

Dave Loew's albums are released by FANFARE RECORDS (AMBITION ENTERTAINMENT) in Australia through all good music stores including ABC Shop, Sanity and JB Hi-Fi. Dave's album collection is now released WORLD WIDE through the MGM Universal group in digital format. And now also available through the popular Reader's Digest catalogue (Asia/Australia).

In 2015-2016 Dave continues to bring his popular collection to both unorthodox venues such as designer brands and malls as well as concerts and tours with his new and innovative "Pop Up Concerts" in Australian cities. These will prove to be a talking point in the media arts!

Further recordings in the pipeline include the legendary JS Bach solo suites in a tribute to Dave's mentor, the late cello icon teacher Christopher Bunting who himself had studied with the great Pablo Casals, discoverer of the cello suites.

A release planned is in keeping with Dave's eclectic tastes, tribute to some of our greatest crooners Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro and others to divas such as Maria Callas and Mario Lanza.

 

 

 

 

2.00 pm

 

Sirius Chamber Ensemble

 

Melissa Coleman (flute) and Ian Sykes (Clarinet)


Trois Mouvements for flute and clarinet - Eugène Bozza (1905 - 1991)

Sonata in A minor for flute solo - CPE Bach (1714 - 1788)

Duos for flute and clarinet, Op. 24 - Robert Muczynski (1929 - 2010)

 

 

 

Sirius Chamber Ensemble

As friends and fellow freelance colleagues we had many discussions about getting together to perform some of the big chamber works for wind and strings and so Sirius Chamber Ensemble was formed in 2011. Our name resonates with the history of Sydney, borrowing the name of the flagship of the First Fleet, the H.M.S Sirius that sailed from Portsmouth, England to Port Jackson during 1787-1788.

Our core group consists of flute, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, violin, viola, cello and piano. With this diverse range of musicians we are able to stage works with different instrumentation from both the classical and contemporary periods. Recent performance highlights for the ensemble include premiering new music by local composers Christine Draeger and Paul Smith; performing a sold-out concert of French music with guest harpist Owen Torr; and a regional tour with wind quintet and piano.

More information about our group and upcoming performances can be found at our pages:
www.siriuschamberensemble.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/siriuschamberensemble

 

Melissa Coleman (flute)

Melissa recently completed a Master of Music in Performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and is active as a freelance performer and teacher. Melissa performs regularly for Sirius Chamber Ensemble and Singing Bird Productions' "Music and Me" series, gives regular recitals and performs with several chamber music groups.

Ian Sykes (clarinet)

Ian is a busy freelance musician, dividing his time between chamber and orchestral music, music theatre and pedagogy. Ian has performed in productions of Mary Poppins, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Beyond Desire, Doctor Zhivago and West Side Story 2010. Ian performs with Sydney Philharmonia, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the education programs for Musica Viva and Sydney Opera House. Ian is a founding member of Sirius Chamber Ensemble.

 

 

 

3.00 pm

 

Mary Osborn (saxophone)
& Patrick Keith (pianoforte)

 

Prelude, Cadence et Finale - Alfred Desenclos (1912 - 1971)

Partita No. 2 for Violin - JS Bach (1685 - 1750)
1. Allemanda 2. Corrente

phoSpheric Variations - Paul Stanhope (1969 - )

 

 

Mary Osborn is a classical saxophonist based in Sydney. has premiered over 20 new Australian works including a concerto for saxophone and string orchestra entitled Oil, Steam and Steel by Adelaide Coles. Mary was recently awarded 3rd place in the Gisborne International Music Competition and was nominated for the 2015 Freedman Classical Fellowship by Paul Stanhope. Her Saxophone quartet, Petrichor Sax, was awarded first place in the Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award 2014 and have since performed for Musica Viva at St. James Church, and on Fine Music 102.5.

 

Patrick Keith is emerging as an exciting artist, establishing himself in the field as an adventurous and experienced pianist. He recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance), specialising in Piano and Collaborative Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Phillip Shovk and David Miller. During his early studies, he participated in the Piano! Festival held at the Australian National Academy of Music in July 2010 under the direction of Boris Berman, which included tuition from Berman, Piers Lane, and Michael Kieran Harvey amongst others, and a broadcast for the ABC Classic FM radio for the ISCM New Music 2010 festival.

He has had the pleasure of performing with Dene Olding, sopranos Wendy Dixon and Narelle Yeo in a concert featuring Schoenberg'sPierrot Lunaire, and recitals with Goetz Richter, baritone Michael Halliwell, and flautists Geoff Collins and James Kortum.

A finalist in the Geoffrey Parsons Accompaniment Award for both 2012 and 2013, Patrick placed first in the Victoria Warren Accompaniment Award in September 2013, performing Brahms, Duparc, Ravel, and Don Banks.

In 2013, Patrick partnered with acclaimed soprano Goknur Shanal, and together they have broadcasted for FM Fine Music, and other engagements including appearances at the Willoughby Spring Festival at the Concourse, featuring a full Spanish recital, a Persian song cycle by the Pittsburgh based composer Reza Vali, Ravel's Sheherazade, and a broadcast for FM 102.9's 2013 Christmas Broadcast.

He is currently completing a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium, studying under Daniel Herscovitch.

 

 

 


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