Canowindra will soon come alive with classical music at the All Saints Church, Saturday 6th May 2pm. David Miller AM, Director of Ensemble Studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music is returning to Canowindra for the 20th annual visit along with students. Six graduate and post-graduate students will play on Saturday May 6th, some of whom now hold positions with prestigious orchestras and ensembles throughout the world. This year’s group will be playing a variety of instruments including a tenor, clarinet, piano, flute, cello and guitar. Repertoire pieces will be selected from Beethoven, Handel, Schumann, Mozart, Rossini, Faure, Saint- Saens, Sculthorpe, Piazzolla, Grainger plus songs from My Fair Lady, South Pacific and Man of La Mancha. There is definitely something for all tastes!
“Most of this year’s group commenced their musical studies as toddlers, much like most famous musicians throughout the ages. They already have huge collective achievements performing with orchestras and ensembles throughout Australia and overseas. The pianist Kai Yin Chen, currently studying under celebrity pianist Stephanie McCallum at Sydney began in Guangzhau at age 4,” said organiser Richard Statham. The group of musicians will be staying as guests of The Royal Hotel. Proprietors Stephanie and John Watson are regular supporters of fine music in Canowindra.
After the concert at Canowindra some of the musicians will play at the opening of the Calleen Art Award Exhibition at Cowra Art Gallery. If any concert goers would like to join them for dinner at The Royal Hotel around 8pm on Saturday 6th May, they will be most welcome. Please book with the Royal Hotel on 6344 1201. Tickets are $25 per person and can be booked in advance by phoning 0429443215. If the concert is not fully booked, they can be purchased at the door.