Events and Concerts in Albury-Wodonga
Midwinter Music @ MAMA
July 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursday nights in July will be filled with music and mulled wine at MAMA. Warm your cockles with some live jive as you fend off the winter blues. The Murray Con is proudly providing some of the best musicians around to play in the Gallery.
Some of Two Parts
Saturday August 19, 7.30pm
502 Dean Street, Albury
Built on a jazz/classical bedrock and with folkloric elements, Two Parts mimic and play, complement and contradict, create and evolve in real-time composition. Musical qualities of the Iberian Peninsula such as flamenco and fado are also visited. What results can be brash, delicate, passionate or furious. But this is just the beginning…
Devastatingly accomplished pianist and composer Mark Isaacs has been exploring the spirit of “duende”, the dark and soulful current that can run through even the most animated music. In meeting and playing spontaneous inventions with creatively versatile saxophonist Loretta Palmeiro he found a like-minded soul and a spirited duo was born.
Loretta is the consummate saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. She is an Australian Arts Council recipient, a founding member of the Spyglass Gypsies and director of Alma Orquestra. Loretta plays with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Divergence and Sydney Jazz Orchestras, Mara, and Anna Salleh’s Brazil and beyond. Like Isaacs, Loretta’s studies in music originated in the classical hemisphere and were coupled with an explorative passion for improvised music.
Some of Two Parts perform all original compositions by Mark and Loretta.
Three Choirs Festival
Saturday September 9, 7.30pm City Central Church, 445 David St., Albury
Sunday September 10, 2.30pm Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta
Jackson Harnwell who directed the 2015 performances of the Mozart Requiem has accepted the invitation to conduct the Three Choirs Festival again this year.
Those who sang in 2015 will remember how much we all enjoyed his enthusiastic and supportive approach to working with the choir and the orchestra. The Murray Conservatorium Choir looks forward to working with him again this year.