Thursday, June 16, 2016

ConQuest XV

Sydney Conservatorium's Great Southern Tour 2016 ConQuest XV
Wednesday 29 June, 7:30pm
At St Paul's Anglican Parish Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma
Tickets available at The Fabric Salon and at the door

This year's programme by students of the Sydney Con' on their Great Southern Tour features the Wentworth Quartet, baritone Henry Wright and harpist Rowan Phemister (pictured).

Rowan is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music at “the Con’”. He is a member of a harp ensemble with whom he has toured extensively for the past three years. He has represented Australia at the World Harp Congress and he has won numerous awards and prizes both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.


To see and hear Rowan in person, together with his fellow Great Southern Tour colleagues, come along to the Snowy Monaro Arts Council Inc.’s presentation of “ConQuest XV” on Wednesday 29 June at 7:30pm in the Anglican Parish Hall in Cooma. Tickets are available now at The Fabric Salon and will be available at the door before the concert.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Snowy Monaro Arts Council Welcomes Great Southern Tour 2016

Sydney Conservatorium's Great Southern Tour 2016
Wednesday 29 June, 7:30pm
At St Paul's Anglican Parish Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma
Tickets available at The Fabric Salon and at the door

This year's Great Southern Tour features the talents of the newly-formed Wentworth Quartet (Alexander Chiu and Maxine Poon on violin; Joseph Coen on viola; Emma Rayner or cello), baritone Henry Wright, harpist Rowan Phemister and accompanist David Miller on piano.

Baritone, Henry Wright


Friday, August 28, 2015

Strange Weather Gospel Choir "Spring into Gospel"

Strange Weather Gospel Choir
"Spring into Gospel!"
A program of gospel, spiritual, African and contemporary songs
Sunday 13 September, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
At St Paul's Anglican Parish Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma
Tickets available at The Fabric Salon and at the door
Adult $20 - Concession $15 - SMAC Member $10 - Children under 16 GREE

Both the Strange Weather Gospel Choir and Snowy Monaro Arts Council have recently achieved great things:
The Choir, a community choir based in Canberra, last weekend took home both the Best Multicultural Performance in the Australian Choir Challenge and second prize in the Open Sacred Choral section at the National Eisteddfod.
Meanwhile, Snowy Monaro Arts Council Inc., a community organisation based in Cooma, was recently able to make a series of donations to other important groups. Following the resounding success of the ANZAC Eve concert in April, the Arts Council was able to donate $500.00 each to the Cooma District Band, the Cooma Harmony Chorus, the Monaro High School Music Department and also to the Cooma-Bombala group of Legacy.
Both successful groups will come together on Sunday 13 September, for a concert at St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall. “Spring into Gospel”, performed by the choir, will begin at 2:30pm and the concert will be followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea spread provided by Snowy Monaro Arts Council and friends.
Tickets for this performance are available now at The Fabric Salon in Cooma, and will be available at the door.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Autumn Afternoon Concert


Evgengy Ukhanov in recital
Sunday 15 March
at 3pm
at the St Paul's Anglican Parish Hall
Commissioner Street, Cooma
Followed by afternoon tea

Tickets are available at The Fabric Salon, Cooma

Tickets
Adult $25
Concession $20
SMAC Member $15
School Students and Children FREE
 
A relaxing way to spend a lovely Autumn afternoon will be to enjoy seeing and hearing pianist Evgeny Ukhanov this Sunday 15 March. 

Evgeny will be performing works by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and more at the recital, at the Anglican Parish Hall on Commissioner Street, starting at 3 o’clock. 

This gifted musician, who has featured in a television series about prodigies, has competed in piano competitions in the Ukraine (his country of birth), in Italy and in Australia, his adopted country since 1998. This year he will travel to Norway to compete in the fourth annual Top of the World International Piano Competition. 

Tickets for Sunday’s concert are available at The Fabric Salon and at the door from 2:30pm.
 
 

Friday, February 13, 2015

World Class Pianist Evgeny Ukhanov

Evgengy Ukhanov in recital
Sunday 15 March
at 3pm
at the St Paul's Anglican Parish Hall
Commissioner Street, Cooma
Followed by afternoon tea

Tickets are available at The Fabric Salon, Cooma

Tickets
Adult $25
Concession $20
SMAC Member $15
School Students and Children FREE

Evgeny Ukhanov began his piano studies at the age of seven. He came from the Ukraine to Australia on a scholarship in 1998 and completed his Bachelor of Music.

Evgeny has performed all around the world, has recorded solo and chamber music, has featured in the TV series "Prodigy" and this year he will be competing in the Top of the World International Piano Competition in Norway.

Join us to see and hear Evgeny in recital on Sunday 15 March.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome to 2015

We wish all our members and fellow arts-lovers a happy New Year.

Snowy Monaro Arts Council is currently finalising details for our 2015 presentations. Watch this space for more information about dates of concerts and recitals throughout the year.

In the meantime, we'd love to hear from everyone who is involved in any performances taking place in 2015. If we know about your event, we can plan not to hold anything else to clash with it. Plus, we can help you promote your event to our members.

Please let us know the dates of any performances you know about, by commenting on this blog or by emailing foxden@internode.on.net.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Simon Tedeschi performs Gershwin in Cooma


Described as one of the finest musicians of his generation, concert pianist Simon Tedeschi first performed at the Sydney Opera House at the age of nine. He was 25 years old when he first performed in Cooma, in 2006.

Snowy Monaro Arts Council, in association with Musica Viva, is very proud to be presenting Simon for his return visit to Cooma on Friday 25 July.

Simon has expertly interpreted the works of Grieg, Mozart, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and even today’s composers such as Elfman. However, this month’s performance will focus on the music of the great George Gershwin and on Gershwin-inspired pieces, as part of Simon’s “Gershwin and Me” concert.

Of his performances of Gershwin’s music critics have pronounced:

“…he is an experienced performer of Gershwin. He is adept at revealing the surprise of the new…” (December, 2013); and

“Simon Tedeschi joins the pantheon of [the] Gershwin gods… Beguiling…” (March 2013).

Of the release of his album ‘Gershwin and me’ it was said “…Tedeschi delivers a rarity: a high-energy Gershwin disc that can stand tall among the finest that America has to offer… it is Tedeschi as soloist who must be singled out for distinct praise… [he] finds much that is refreshing, offering a new take upon the familiar” (March 2013).

The 25 July concert begins at 7:30pm, at the St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, on Commissioner Street in Cooma. Tickets should be purchased early and are available at The Fabric Salon, Cooma.