Events and Concerts in Albury-Wodonga
Tuesday May 28, 2019. 6:30pm
Kensington Gardens Auditorium
100 Table Top Road
Thurgoona NSW 2640 Directions
Entry by Donation
The concert opens with our junior band, The Goodies, combining with our senior band. Items include Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast, Apollo 13 by James Horner and the march Gallant Marines by Karl King.
The senior band will play Kensington Gardens favourites including El Camino Real By Alfred Reed, Afterlife by Rossano Galante and the stunning Japanese festival piece Seventh of July by Itaro Sakai.
The major work for the evening will be the incomparable First Suite in E♭ by Gustav Holst. Written in 1909 as the first major work for military band by an established classical composer, this three movement suite – Chaconne, Intermezzo and March – instantly established itself as a masterpiece. Its appealing English folk song style and thunderous brass writing have kept this work at the top of the band repertoire for 110 years.
Followers of the Murray Con. Band will remember our guest conductor Monte Mumford from his visit in 2015.
Monte has conducted top level bands around the world and performed as a trombone soloist in Australia, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA.
Monte first visited Albury as a band director at Border Music Camp from 1990-1995 and again in 2008.
From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of Bands at the University of Northwestern in Minesota, USA. He then returned to Launceston where he has a busy schedule conducting choirs and bands throughout Tasmania. In December 2018 he worked with bands at the Mount Beauty Music Camp.
After this concert Monte will release a CD with music for Trombone and Piano in Launceston before flying to Melbourne to work as guest conductor at Emanuel College.
At the end of June, Monte will be guest conductor at the Riverina Conservatorium in Wagga Wagga. We are privileged indeed that within this busy schedule Monte will be able to run a weekend workshop for our players then conduct this concert.
Sunday June 2, 2019. 2:30pm
Yackandandah Public Hall
6 High Street
Yackandandah VIC 3749
Buy tickets at door.
Adults $15 | Concession $10 | Family $25
Join us in the warmth of the Yackandandah Public Hall for a mid-winter concert of popular 21st Century music, plus a special celebration of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Infinite Worlds, our games and movie themes group conducted by Damien Jones, will open the concert with music from Baba Yetu, Simon the Sorcerer, The Avengers and Jabba Flow.
Our Intermediate Orchestra 21C, conducted by Gregory Lewis, mostly plays instrumental music by living composers. Our program will include themes from Beauty and the Beast, Moana, Toy Story and Star Wars.
It is 50 years since the Beatles recorded their final songs as a quartet. To mark this occasion we will present joyful orchestral arrangements of Day Tripper, Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna, Got to Get You Into My Life, Michelle, When I’m 64 and Get Back.