2020 Events


7 Feburary 2020 
Simon Tedeschi & Kevin Hunt -'I want to play like him' 



Join the mutual admiration society of two pianists. A two-piano performance that transcends genre, resulting in a unique blend of styles and backgrounds. It stirs the jazz and classical realms into one musical recipe. The two have played throughout Australia to great acclaim and are receiving rave reviews across Australia.

Tedeschi and Hunt serve up an exciting mix of audience favourites, with music from Bach to Duke Ellington and other classical and jazz greats such as Shostakovich, Debussy, Fats Waller, Brubeck and Oscar Peterson. Gershwin’s much-lauded masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue receives a new pianistic polish from the two maestros.
 

14 March 2020
Ay Pachanga -Salsa Night 



Ay Pachanga comes to Gunnedah in 2020 to celebrate the colourful birth of Salsa in 1970’s New York. A 7-piece all-star band led by Martin Taylor plays the classics of FANIA records with the glitter and glamour of dance show flavours of boogaloo, salsa, Cha Cha and more!

Hailing from Cuba and Puerto Rico, witness the fusion of 70’s New York Latin barrio sounds of son cubano, mambo, cha cha cha & guaracha that collided with local popular disco funk, soul and Jazz.  This fusion was just the beginning of new hybrids such as Boogaloo, Latin Jazz and Salsa that we know & love today.

Get ready to dance the night away and be blown away by stellar performances by some of Sydney’s best dancers!

Tickets can be Purchased here 

16 May 2020
Opera and Musical classics with Stopera Opera Company 



Returning to Gunnedah to present all your favourite classics, this will be outdoor BYO picnic event in lovely surroundings.
Stopera is a chamber opera company based in Canberra, the capital city of Australia and is an arts company committed to alternative and innovative forms of small-scale opera presentation. The company develops and presents chamber opera, music theatre and concert performances featuring the skills of a talented ensemble of Australian artists, that includes instrumental and vocal musicians, directors, conductors, dancers, actors, designers and multi-media artists. This will be an outdoor event, BYO picnic. 


5 September 2020
Bruce Mathiske


Bruce enthralls his audiences with not just a phenomenal level of technical brilliance, but perhaps even more importantly, with an apparent instinctive ability to absorb  and understand, then master and consummately deliver all of the musical styles that inspire him.  He is the chameleon of guitar and, a natural performer.  Bruce’s performances and workshops demonstrate the diversity of his chosen instrument.  His use of the guitar to become its own orchestra, and his unique style of playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously has led to standing ovations and sell-out concerts all over the world.  “The notes explode from both hands leaving you to wonder if there is another Mathiske in the wings. Bruce is among the few Australian musicians to have been invited to perform and host workshops and a concert at America’s prestigious Yale University.



22 October 2020
Acacia Quartet 

 

Acacia Quartet perform so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison. In nine years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded nine albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’.Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages.

 

Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world. Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. Acacia Quartet are proud to be the Ensemble in Residence at the Orange Regional Conservatorium.

 



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