Arts in the Valley Concert Weekend @ Kangaroo Valley

Sat 05 May - Sun 06 May - Kangaroo Valley Hall, Kangaroo Valley

Arts in the Valley Concert Weekend @ Kangaroo Valley

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Sat 05 May - Sun 06 May
5:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kangaroo Valley Hall

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A  terrific weekend of music coming up the first weekend of May.

These 2 concerts, apart from being unique in Australia, will contain world premieres.

On Saturday 5th May the first concert, a jazz event will feature brilliant saxophonist Sandy Evans with renowned pianist Paul Grabowsky, this is an event that has never happened before. The two players live in different cities, which makes it tricky for them to get together as a duo. They’ve wanted to do such a performance for over 25 years, since they worked together in the large ensemble The Australian Art Orchestra. It has finally come to pass, so come to Kangaroo Valley and hear two of the best Australian jazz performers working together as a duo.

The second concert is a tribute to one of Australia’s favourite composers, Ross Edwards, in the year of his 75th birthday. We have gathered musicians from Sydney and Canberra to perform works of his that feature the cello. And the cellist is one well-known to valley audiences, David Pereira. His consummate musicality is familiar to you by now. Also from Canberra is counter-tenor Tobias Cole. Toby is the only Australian counter-tenor currently working with Opera Australia, and his voice is a light, bright vehicle for his outstanding musicianship. From Sydney we will be welcoming Tamara-Anna Cislowska to the valley again. Her performance with Elena Kats-Chernin a couple of years ago is still resonating with our audience. She will be performing a brand new piece, Valley Spirit, written for the occasion, with David Pereira. Also performing will be Sydney violinist Anna McMichael. Anna plays with a number of highly regarded ensembles, including Pinchgut Opera, Ironwood Ensemble and Omega Ensemble. She also performs with the Australian Haydn Ensemble.

Ross Edwards’ music is often light, bright and rhythmic. His music is instantly recognisable, as is true of the best composers. His main interests are nature and natural sounds, ritual and dance. His music is inspirational. We are thrilled that he will be in the valley for this concert, and he will be interviewed by our own Peter Thompson as part of the concert.

Saturday May 5 at 5pm: Evans and Grabowsky Sunday May 6 at 11.30am: Ross Edwards


Tickets are range from $60 for the Jazz concert to $100 for a weekend package.

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