Concerts and activities at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium

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Concerts and activities

Date Event Time
8 August, 2014
Friday
Night of Percussion. The Conservatorium's Percussion Ensemble in conjunction with St Phillip's Drum Line and Future Music Ensemble will be holding a night of rhythm and beats. Free admission. 7.00pm
22 August, 2014
Friday
Topology presents Share House. Topology explores an unprecedented performance mode, fusing original music and physical theatre performance in Share House, a wordless narrative conveyed entirely through movement and virtuosic instrumentation. 7.30pm
28 August, 2014     ThursdayThe Song Company presents Vocal Fireworks. In this first time collaboration with The Song Company, Danish guest director and composer Bo Holten leads a fiery program of neck-breaking speeds, hair-raising leaps and awe-inspiring harmonies. Bo Holten is one of Denmark's most admired musicians. His Operation Orfeo is his country's most performed opera. Holten's impressive oeuvre includes concertos and vocal work, and music Lars von Trier's film The Element of Crime. 7.00pm
4 Sept, 2014 Thursday

Musica Viva presents Imogen Cooper. One of the greatest pianists of her generation, Imogen Cooper CBE makes a long overdue return to Australia for this special program highlighting her poetic, insightful interpretations of the composers closest to her heart: Brahms, Schubert and Schumann.

7.30pm
12 Sept, 2014    FridaySpring Winds. Performances by Conservatorium Concert Band, Junior Concert Band and The Junction Public School Concert Band. 7.00pm
13 Sept, 2014
Saturday
Newcastle Youth Orchestra presents The Best of British. A program of patriotic works inspired by London's own Last Night at the Proms, with a premiere of an original work by young Newcastle composer William Jeffery, performed by the orchestra's very own queen of the lower brass, Hannah Gibbons, and other well-known proms favourites. 7.00pm
14 Sept, 2014
Sunday
ABC Live Broadcast. Program to be confirmed. Audience must be seated by 12:50pm. Free admission. 1.00pm
20 Sept, 2014
Saturday
Con Open Day. Come and experience the joy of making music - we'll happily show you how. Participate in or just watch demonstrations in Early Childhood Music, piano, strings, woodwind, vocal and brass. Free admission to all activities. 10.00am - 1.00pm
25 Sept, 2014 Thursday

Musica Viva presents Borodin Quartet. The legendary Borodin String Quartet is approaching its 70th concert season, so every concert glows with the unmistakable authenticity of experience and knowledge: the power behind the mighty 'Borodin sound', heard at its finest in music by Shostakovich and Beethoven.

7.30pm
28 Sept, 2014
Sunday
ABC Live Broadcast. Program to be confirmed. Audience must be seated by 12:50pm. Free admission.1.00pm
23 Oct, 2014      Thursday The Song Company presents Bach's Mass in B Minor. In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach's magnificent Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal scoring. It took a Lutheran composer to write the most expansive and profound setting of the Latin Mass ever conceived. 7.00pm
26 Oct, 2014
Sunday
Orchestra Newcastle Inaugural Concert. The first performance by The Conservatorium's newest ensemble. 2.00pm
8 Nov, 2014  Thursday

Musica Viva presents Ray Chen with Timothy Young. Raised in Brisbane, jet-setting virtuoso Ray Chen is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of violinists. His first national recital tour (with the sensitive accompaniment of Timothy Young) has all the spectacular fireworks you could wish for, from the elegant finesse of Mozart and Prokofiev to the exuberant acrobatics of Sarasate.

7.30pm
23 Nov, 2014      SundayHunter Singers 25th Anniversary Concert. Celebrate 25 wonderful years with this inspiring choir. 2.00pm
5 Dec, 2014             FridayChristmas Winds. Performances by Conservatorium Concert Band, Junior Concert Band, Valentine Public School Concert Band and Hamilton South Public School Concert Band. 7.00pm
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