Selected upcoming performances
August 1, 2016- 5pm Recital Hall West. Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
About Music Series: Performing Weber on a piano like Weber's
A lecture including a complete performance of Sonata No.2 in A flat by C.M.v Weber on a copy of an 1819 Graf piano.
August 26, 2016- 7pm Melba Hall, University of Melbourne http://vca-mcm.unimelb.edu.au/events?id=1256
August 30, 2016- 6.30pm Recital Hall West. Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Chamber Works series: Paris:1919 A four-hands piano recital with Dr Erin Helyard.
D'Indy- Chants de Terroir
Ravel arr. Garvan- Tombeau de Couperin
August 28, 2016 - 12.30pm Grainger Museum
A four hands recital with Erin Helyard:
Meyerbeer arr. Alkan -Le Prophete overture
Alkan arr. da Motta - Nine Preludes
September 30, 2016 - 7.30pm Recital Hall University of Tasmania Conservatorium, 5 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart.
From the Great War-Sonatas to soothe the soul.
Susan Collins –violin; Stephanie McCallum - piano
This program explores two beautifully serene and rarely played sonatas dating from around the time of the Great War.
Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874-1949) – Sonata No.2 in D for Violin and Pianoforte (1920)
An English conductor and composer, Hart arrived in Australia in 1908 at the invitation of the J.C.Williamson opera and theatrical company to conduct light opera and operetta but later went on to
make his mark as a composer and pedagogue. He became leader of the Melbourne Conservatorium in 1912, working with Dame Nellie Melba who had a singing studio there, and in 1928 he became permanent
conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. This performance has been prepared from original manuscript copies kindly provided by researcher, Dr Anne-Marie Forbes (University of Tasmania), and
with assistance from Julie Simonds.
Guy Ropartz (1864-1955) – Sonata No. 2 in E major for violin and piano (1917) Born in Brittany, Ropartz studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Massenet and also under Franck. His long
contribution to musical life was made from a base as director of the Conservatoire at Nancy (then a regional branch of Paris Conservatoire) from 1894 to 1919 and for the following 10 years as
director of Strasbourg Conservatoire. This sonata is the central one of three written for his close friend, the great violinist Eugène Ysaÿe.
October 25, 2016- 6.30pm Recital Hall West
Chamber Works Series: Five Portraits
Laura Chislett-Jones -flute Stephanie McCallum -piano
A recital of new Australian works, including premiers.
Gerald Glynn, Katia Tiutiunnik, Julian Yu, Michael Smetanin.