On Sunday August 28, five Yass Music Club scholars presented a wonderful program of music to a very well-attended concert in St Clements Church under the guidance of their mentor from the Yass Music Club, Ros Whiteley. Among the musicians was Craig Wilkinson, Rowan Phemister, Tom Pinson & Ben Stevens.
The purpose of the scholarships is to assist young people from Yass and district in their musical development. The scholarship money is used to assist with music tuition, maintenance of instruments, the purchase of music, and attendance at music schools in their particular instruments
Alice Giles will be performing at the Llewellyn Hall, Canberra on June 26th as part of the Antarctic Music Festival. ‘Alice in Antartica’ is a performance piece which Alice created for a live concert at Mawson Station, Antarctica, earlier this year as a tribute to her grandfather C.T. Madigan and his role in the Mawson expedition. ‘Alice in Antarctica’ includes readings from Madigan’s diaries and pieces/songs that he mentions there, newly composed works for electro-acoustic harp by Australian composers Prof. Larry Sitsky, Jim Cotter, Martin Wesley-Smith and Joshua McHugh; and a new transcription by Nigel Westlake. This will be the Australian premiere of these works and will include the added element of images and sound recordings from Alice’s own voyage. For further information, click on the image.
Radio Triple J ‘unearthed winner, Vorn Doolette, will be pass through Yass on 12th March and stopping in to the Oddfellows’ Hall to do a one off, ‘up close & intimate’ concert for locals. Vorn is a star on the rise so don’t miss this opportunity. For further details click here or check the calendar.
Renowned Harpist Alice Giles has arrived at Mawson’s Base in Antartica and has composed and performed music there. To view a performance click here
Alice Giles, Harpist and Head of Harp Area at the ANU, has received an Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship to travel on the ‘Aurora’ to the Mawson Base in February and March 2011. This journey will commemorate the Centenary of the 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Alice will be accompanied on her journey by 2 harps, audio-visual recording equipment, and the music of past and present composers.
Alice is the granddaughter of Dr Cecil T. Madigan, who was a member of the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914 and she will be the first Australian professional musician to perform in Antarctica. During her trip to the Mawson Base Alice will perform and record music especially written for the journey, as well as music that was heard at the Antarctic 100 years ago. She will also record the natural sounds of the Antarctic for composers and ANU students to use in compositional projects.
Alice will document her journey, with regular updates, photos and Q&A on her blog site ‘Alice in Antarctica’. She welcomes all school groups, interested musicians and community members to interact with her on her travels.
It’s happening again for the second year running and this year it’s even bigger, featuring the internationally renown to the not so internationally renown! The YASSarts Arts Trail will run over the 6 – 7 of November and is part of the overall CLASSIC YASS weekend which also includes the Celebration of Heritage Motoring and a feast of Open Gardens. YASSarts co-ordinator Kim Nelson instigated the concept of the three events combining and confesses he is a little worried about the monster it has become.
The cultural attractions are more varied this year and you can find out more by clicking here. Also, click on the image for a look at the Arts Trail Poster.
Renown harpist Alice Giles will perform an exciting collaborative concert with the Indian classical dancer Padma Menon at the Oddfellows’ Hall in Yass this coming November as part of the YASSarts Arts Trail. The concert is entitled ‘Sangam’ which means confluence, and the two artists have prepared a program which finds a meeting place between our two cultures and disciplines. Click on the image for more details or go to our Calendar section.
David Pereira continues his series of concerts at the Crisp Galleries, Bowing this October with the ethereal and mystical ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ composed by Olivier Messiaen. Composed in a German prison camp in 1941 The first performance was in an unheated space in Barrack 27, in front of about 400 fellow prisoners and guards. Messiaen later recalled of the occasion, “Never was I listened to with such rapt attention and comprehension.”
For further details consult the YASSarts Calendar section or go to www.davidpereira.com.au
An early notice just to prepare you all for the YASSarts ‘Arts Trail’ which will be running again this coming November, featuring exhibitions, artist open studios, music, poetry, comedy & dance. The Arts Trail will be part of a larger celebration of community entitled Classic Yass.
Further details as they come to hand. Just jot down 6-7th November and keep checking this website!
The Crisp Galleries at Bowning will feature two remarkable young talents this Sunday. “An Afternoon of Magic” will feature 12 year old Caleb Wong on Cello & his sister Grace Wong on Piano.
“An Afternoon of Magic” – Sunday 4th July 2010 at 2pm
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