Jan 29 2013

Calendar 2013

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CALENDAR 2013

Welcome to YASSarts yearly calendar of events. The calendar below is a ready reconner of arts & cultural activities happening within the Yass Valley Shire in 2013 featuring both local talent (and some from further afield) hosted within the Yass Valley Shire. We hope you enjoy what we have to offer and we’ll see you at an event soon!

 

JANUARY

20th January

Black Swan Gallery opening

Featuring ‘Binalong Characters’ exhibition by Yvette Gilroy at 2pm on Sunday 20 January 2013.

Gallery hours: 12pm to 7pm every weekend
Contact: 02 62274531

31st January

Oddfellows’ presents:
Faye Blais & Genevieve Chadwick in Concert

YES! Believe it or not, Canadian indie-folk singer/ songwriter Faye Blais is returning to Yass and she will be joined by blues/roots/rock talent Genevieve Chadwick, an extraordinary young performer on the cusp of greatness. Added to this mix will be brilliant local talent Chad Croker and Siobhan McGrath. A night not to be missed. Click here for poster.

Time: 7.30pm Thursday
Where: The Oddfellows’ Hall 67 Comur Street Yass
Tickets: $25
Enquiries: 6226 1796

 

FEBRUARY

23rd February

Yass Music Club
Joe Chindamo Trio.

Joe Chindamo ranks amongst the world’s best jazz pianists and composers. His many gifts as composer, arranger and improviser enable him to skate between musical genres with deftness and integrity, creating a unique music which eschews boundaries. Yass Music Club welcomes this gifted modern master and his formidable trio. A great night not to be missed!

Time: 7:45pm Saturday
Where: Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Contact: (02) 6226 3514

 

MARCH

1st – 16th March

YASS REPERTORY SOCIETY presents:
DRY ROT

Written by John Chapman Directed by Winston Williams

Location: Liberty Theatre, Cnr: Comur & Lead Streets, Yass
Time: 8pm Friday & Saturdays (Also matinee 2pm Sat 9th March)
Admission: Adults $25.00 Concession $20.00 (Matinee $15.00).
Tickets: Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre Ph: (02) 6226 2557 ($2.00 booking fee) or at the door on the night (no booking fee)

17th March

Oddfellows’ presents:
The String Contingent in Concert

New Accoustic music for violin, guitar and double bass from Scotland/Australia

Click here for poster

Time: 4pm Sunday
Where: The Oddfellows’ Hall 67 Comur Street Yass
Tickets: $20
Enquiries: 6226 1796

24th March

Binalong Poetry Arvo
All poets and poetry supporters welcome

Time: 2pm Sunday
Where: General Store, Fitzroy Street, Binalong
Admission: Free
Enquiries: lizzmurphy@tadaust.org.au or robynsykespoet@gmail.com or Top Shop: 02 62274447

30th March – 1st April

Ruth Dodd Exhibition

Featuring recent paintings by this exceptional local artist. One weekend only.

Full details here

Where: Shaw Winery 34 Isabel Drive Murrumbateman
When: 10am to 4.30pm each day
Enquiries: 6227 5827

 

APRIL

5th – 28th April

Jugiong Wine Cellars feature exhibition: Ken Knight

Featuring new work by this nationally renowned artist. Also, ceramics by Louise Knight

Where: Jugiong Wine Cellars, Main Street, Jugiong
When: 10.30am to 4.00pm each day (Closed Tuesday)
Enquiries: 02 6945 4239 or jugiongcellars@bigpond.com

14th April

Robyn Syke’s Book & CD Launch/Binalong

You are invited to the launch of Robyn Sykes’ book and CD, ‘Voices of the Fire’. Robyn Sykes is the current Australian Women’s Bush Poetry Performance Champion and Golden Damper Winner 2013.

To be launched by Lizz Murphy.

When: Sunday 2.00pm
Where: ‘The Black Swan’, Binalong
Admission: No charge
Contact: T: 02 6227 4377 E: rdsykes2@bigpond.com

20th April

‘Polifemy Sings’ @ St Clements Anglican Church

Polifemy, a small chamber ensemble of female singers presenting a concert of Medieval and Renaissance music celebrating the season of Easter.

Selected pieces will be accompanied by Rachel Walker on bass viola da gamba, and to complement this programme Robyn Mellor, recorder, will perform Ricercares of Bassano and Ortiz.

This is a unique opportunity to listen to some amazing musicians in a very special venue.

When: 2.00pm
Where: St Clements, Cnr: Rossi & Church Street, Yass
Admission: $10.00 Tickets available at the door.
Contact: (02) 6226 1089

20th April

Oddfellows’ presents:
Robyn Syke’s Book & CD Launch/Yass

You are invited to the launch of Robyn Sykes’ book and CD, ‘Voices of the Fire’. Robyn Sykes is the current Australian Women’s Bush Poetry Performance Champion and Golden Damper Winner 2013.

To be launched by Jane Baker.

When: Saturday 4.00pm
Where: Oddfellows’ Hall, 67 Comur Street, Yass
Admission: No charge
Contact: T: 02 6227 4377 E: rdsykes2@bigpond.com

20th April

Yass Music Club

The RAG Holmes Tribute Concert.

Trio Empyrean with David Pereira, Andrew and Wendy Lorenz

The Trio was formed in 2008 and brings together three of Australia’s most experienced and respected ensemble musicians. Friends since their student years at the Sydney Conservatorium, each has gained national recognition in both solo and ensemble capacities. Sharing a passion for the chamber idiom and now all resident in the Canberra region, the three have taken the opportunity to pool their collective experience in forming Trio Empyrean and David will be playing the Rag Holmes Cello.

Time: 7:45pm Saturday
Where: Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Contact: (02) 6226 3514

 

MAY

18 May – 25 August

Black Swan Gallery
The Art of Fred Braat

An exhibition of digital images by artist Fred Braat, explorer of virtual worlds, imagination and metaphysics.

Where: The Black Swan, 25 Stephens Street, Binalong
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 7pm.
Enquiries: 6227 4531

25th May

Yass Music Club
Tim Kain – Guitar

Tim Kain is a renowned Australian guitarist who was initially inspired by popular music and flamenco. After graduating from ANU he lived in Spain and England where he pursued his studies. Tim has built up an international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician and his performing and teaching activities have taken him all over the world. In 1992 he was invited to join John Williams’ seven piece group “Attacca” and subsequently formed a duo with John, touring extensively in the UK and Australia and later releasing internationally their award-winning CD. .

Time: 7:45pm Saturday
Where: Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Contact: (02) 6226 3514

26th May

A Brush with Poetry
Join Robyn Sykes, Lizz Murphy and a pile of other regional poets for an afternoon of poetry readings/performances.

Come and read/perform! Everyone participates who wants to: new and established; all styles. Come and cheer! All welcome.

This is a regular event held fourth Sunday of every second month.

Time: Sunday 2.00pm
Where: Black Swan Gallery & Wine Bar
Contact: lizzmurphy@tadaust.org.au

30th May –30th June

Cork Street Café Gallery
The Art of Amanda McLean

Please join Amanda Saturday 1st June from 3pm – 5pm for drinks & fabulous finger food courtesy of Cork Street Café.

Where: The Cork Street Café, Cork Street, Gundaroo
When: Open Thursday – Sunday
Open Thu 5pm –8pm, Fri 11am-8.30, Sat 7.30am –8.30pm, Sun 7.30am –7.30pm
Enquiries: 6236 8217

 

JUNE 

1 June

The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow in Yass

A great night of big laughs at the Yass Memorial Hall . A cast of intrepid travelling comedians will make ‘your ribcage rattle’.

Lock up your serious side and throw away the key, because this will be a dangerously funny night.

Bar opens at 7pm show starts at 8pm

(Performances may contain coarse lanuage, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years and older).

Prefered purchases through http://www.trybooking.com/CMBZ or at the door. Seats are limited.

Admission: Adults $27 Concession $22
Where: Yass Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
When: 7pm for 8pm
Enquiries: 6226 2557

4th June

Yass Valley Writers – Workshop

Lizz Murphy will facilitate a workshop for YVW. Coordinated by Jane Baker, YVW meets on the first Tuesday of the month.

Time: Tuesday
Where: Goodradigbee Centre 67 Rossi Street Yass
Contact: lizzmurphy@tadaust.org.au

 

JULY

28th July

A Brush with Poetry

Join Robyn Sykes, Lizz Murphy and a pile of other regional poets for an afternoon of poetry readings/performances. Come and read/perform! Everyone participates who wants to: new and established; all styles. Come and cheer! All welcome.

This is a regular event held fourth Sunday of every second month.

Time: Sunday 2.00pm
Where: Black Swan Gallery & Wine Bar
Contactlizzmurphy@tadaust.org.au

 

AUGUST

4th August

Crisp Galleries Concert
Featuring Evgeny Ukhanov, Piano

‘Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky’

When: 2.30pm
Where: Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: Adults $30.00 Con: $25.00 (children free)
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

11th August

Crisp Galleries Concert
Featuring Evgeny Ukhanov, Piano & Sonia Anfiloff, Soprano

“Celebration” – Anniversaries of Rachmaninoff and Wagner

When: 2.30pm
Where: Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: Adults $40.00 Con: $30.00 (children free)
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

18th August

Yass Music Club

The Maruka Orchestra

The Maruka Community Orchestra (MCO) is an innovative community symphony orchestra devoted to all musicians in Canberra region – regardless of age, experience and skill level, who have strong interests in playing classical musical instruments in an orchestra environment and who wish to develop their skills and express their musicality.

John Gould is the conductor, creator and mentor of the MCO. John began his career as a violinist in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1958. He is now a teaching fellow at the ANU. This will be an inspirational treat!

Time: 2pm Sunday
Where: Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Contact: (02) 6226 3514

18th August & 25th August

Crisp Galleries Concert
Two Russian Concert Pianists on Two Grand Pianos

Featuring:

Alexey Yemtsov playing Rachmaninoff Piano Concert no 2 in C Minor (Evgeny Ukhanov playing the orchestra on second piano)

Evgeny Ukhanov playing Tchaikovsky Piano Concert no 1 in B Flat Major (Alexey Yemtsov playing the orchestra on second piano)

When: 2.30pm
Where: Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: Adults $50.00 Con: $40.00 (children free)
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

 

SEPTEMBER

6 September

David Rovics Live in Concert
‘Meanwhile in Afghanistan World Tour’

“David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now” – Amy Goodman, host, Democracy Now!

When: 8.00pm
Where: Liberty Theatre, Cnr: Lead & Comur Streets, Yass
Tickets: Adults $20.00
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or gayle.buttrose@gmail.com

8th September

Crisp Galleries Concert
“Three Kings” – The Sydney Piano Trio

Featuring: Claire Herrick- violin, Chris Pidcock- cello, Evgeny Ukhanov – Piano (With guest – violist Glen Donnelly – graduate of the Royal Academy London 2013)

Repertoire: ‘The Great Gatsby’ Revisited (A short selection of classic 1920s salon music repertoire. Le Grand Tango for Piano Trio, Astor Piazzolla

(Interval)

Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor Op. 25, Brahms

When: 2.30pm
Where: Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: Adults $45.00 Con: $40.00 (children free)
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

14th – 15th September

Binalong Banjo Paterson Bush Poetry Prize

Including:

Performance Poetry Competition (Traditional and Humorous) Juniors, Guest Performers, BBQ, wine and cheese, Poets’ Breakfast

Enquiries: Robyn Sykes T: 6227 4377 or rdsykes2@bigpond.com

15th or 16th September (TBA)

Yass Music Club

Special Silver Jubilee Concert with Yvonne Kenny Non-Subscription

Details to be entered in due course.

Time: 2pm Sunday
Where: Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Contact: (02) 6226 3514

18 – 22 September

Turning Wave Festival of Irish & Australian Music

Where: Various venues throughout Yass
Contact: Judy Pinder 0419 489 362
Email: jude@triantan.com
Web: www.turningwave.org.au

22nd September

A Brush with Poetry

Join Robyn Sykes, Lizz Murphy and a pile of other regional poets for an afternoon of poetry readings/performances. Come and read/perform! Everyone participates who wants to: new and established; all styles. Come and cheer! All welcome.

This is a regular event held fourth Sunday of every second month.

Time: Sunday 2.00pm
Where: Black Swan Gallery & Wine Bar
Contact: lizzmurphy@tadaust.org.au

 

OCTOBER

13th October

Crisp Galleries Concert – An afternoon of the singing viola
Featuring James Wannan (Viola) Jack Symonds (Piano) Emily Edmonds (Mezzo Soprano)

Another extraordinary concert not to be missed!

When: Sunday 2.30pm
Where: Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: $40.00 / $30.00 concession (children free) Bookings are helpful for catering
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

18th October

Concert for Singapore
Michaela Swadling, Vague, Judy Pinder and PJ McDonald

Night of music at Oddfellows Hall to raise funds to assist Michaela with her travel costs for her Singapore tour.

When: Friday 18th October, 7:30pm
Where: Oddfellows Hall, 67 Comur Street, Yass
Tickets: $10 at the door
Contact: Blake 0407 026 277

19th October

Yass Music Club: The Katherine Holmes and Mary Reid Memorial Concert
Alice Giles (Harp) Arnan Wiesel (Piano)Uzi Wiesel (Cello)

This wonderful Yass family group represents such a wealth of talent and experience that it would be difficult to equal it anywhere else in the world. The internationally renowned Israeli born Professor Uzi Wiesel, who has studied with Pablo Casals and is revered for his expertise in playing and teaching of the cello, will be joined by his son Arnan Wiesel, himself a highly distinguished pianist and the winner of many international prizes. Alice Giles, married to Arnan, is the third member of this trio and has been describes as “The most intelligent, sensitive and technically accomplished harpist I have ever met.” and is acclaimed as one of the world’s leading harp soloists. What a night this promises to be!

Time: 7:45pm Saturday
Where: Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass
Contact: (02) 6226 3514

 

NOVEMBER

2nd – 3rd November

CLASSIC YASS weekend

Incorporating YASSarts ‘Arts Trail’. Full details as they come to hand

Night in the Lane’ @ ‘Thyme to Taste Cafe
The inaugural ‘Sculpture in the Paddock’
‘Storyteller’ afternoon of poetry & song

17th November

Crisp Galleries Concert
Caleb & Grace Wong in concert

Special fundraiser concert for Caleb to go towards his continued masterclass workshops

When: 2.30pm Sunday 17th November
Where: Crisp Galleries, Hume Highway between Bowning & Bookham
Tickets: $40.00 / $30.00 concession. $10.00 children and all students (Bookings are helpful for catering)
Enquiries: 02 6227 6073 or peter@petercrisp.com.au

23rd November

St Augustines Twilight Concert

Featuring the talents of Keren Dalzell, Rowan Phemister, Zach Johnson, Patrick Dodd, Declan Kirk, Elysha Kelly, Chris Bates, Eleanor Fry, Imogen McGrath, Aluntum & Orion, Michaela Swadling, Anna Kirk & Vagueis fundraising for a group of 8 local youth to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Melbourne.

BYO Chair and Picnic or purchase food and drink there

Tickets available from Mt Carmel Office during school hours or at the door

When:7pm  Saturday
Where: Hartigan Centre, Meehan St Yass
Tickets: Adults $10 / Children $5 / Family $20
Contact: Lara Kirk 0414 949 227

24th November

A Brush with Poetry

Join Robyn Sykes, Lizz Murphy and a pile of other regional poets for an afternoon of poetry readings/performances. Come and read/perform! Everyone participates who wants to: new and established; all styles. Come and cheer! All welcome.

This is a regular event held fourth Sunday of every second month.

Time: Sunday 2.00pm
Where: Black Swan Gallery & Wine Bar
Contact: lizzmurphy@tadaust.org.au

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