Concert Series 2017
Welcome to the South West Music Regional Conservatorium Concert Series for 2017!
We have an incredible lineup of musicians to entertain you throughout the year. With music from folk to jazz to swing, we are sure to have your heart singing and your toes tapping!
The South West Music Concert Committee and staff hope you enjoy this fantastic year of live music.
TEK TEK ENSEMBLE
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY Deniliquin Multi Arts Hall at 7pm
SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY Barham Arts Institute Hall at 2pm
TEK TEK perform virtuosic and original music inspired by tropical jungles, late night Balkan weddings, 1960s chic, and shamanistic desert rituals. The balance of three guys and three girls captivate audiences with exclamatory trombone and trumpet; hedonistic violins and accordion; deeply pulsating drums and bass; wild psychedelic electric guitar; and a rich smearing of harmonized singing (and wailing) thrown on top.
Vibrant, funky and fun! This six-piece ensemble will have you up and dancing. Discover more at tektek.com.au
SUNDAY 26 MARCH ‘Tarcoola’ 132 Quarry St at 2pm
The Mae Trio are a young, contemporary folk band. Humbly authentic, dynamic and striking, the trio write powerful original songs, accompanying them on cello, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and ukulele and stunning three part harmonies. Their disarming on-stage presence and originality makes for a spellbinding and refreshing live experience.
This will be a lovely Sunday afternoon garden party on the river. Discover more at themaetrio.com
SUNDAY 30 APRIL Wanganella Hall at 2pm
Melbourne based gypsy swing band ‘Ultrafox’ has built a growing reputation of one of the finest swing bands around. Their music is characterized by the muscular hard driving swing of gypsy style acoustic guitars laced with lyrical yet fiery solos . Hot swinging jazz, tender lyrical ballads, French melodies, gypsy waltzes and original compositions make up the band’s extensive repertoire.
This fantastic gypsy jazz quartet will make for a prefect picnic afternoon in Wanganella. Listen to Ultrafox at ultrafoxswing.com
Bus transport will be available thanks to Purtills Buses.
SATURDAY 1 JULY South West Music Concert Room at 7pm
SUNDAY 2 JULY Moama Anglican Grammar at 2pm
Founded in 2010 by violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase, Acacia Quartet has quickly won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs which often couple established repertoire with the unorthodox. In 2013 Acacia was nominated for both an ARIA Award and an APRA-AMCOS Art Music Award. Their performances feature regularly on ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5. Watch Acacia Quartet perform on facebook
THE CON CON
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST SWMRC Concert Room at 2pm
Performances from the staff, students and friends of South West Music Regional Conservatorium. A collection of instruments and genres, played by some of our best home-grown talent.
Watch a taste of the last concert on facebook
BOYD MEETS GIRL
FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER Bishops Lodge Hay at 7pm
SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER Deniliquin Uniting Church at 7pm
Boyd Meets Girl pairs American cellist Laura Metcalf with Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, in an ensemble that performs an eclectic and exciting mix of works from the baroque through modern day. A formidable pairing, Rupert is acclaimed as “one of the most talented guitarists of his generation” and Laura is noted for her “gorgeous cello legatos” and her “sensitive, melodic touch”.
Watch them perform on youtube
THE PEARLY SHELLS
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER Deniliquin Golf Club at 7pm
A cabaret-style concert with a swinging five-piece big band. The Pearly Shells have gained a reputation as Melbourne’s premier Jazz/Swing/RnB band with a classic style and look reminiscent of the Golden Age of Basie, Goodman, Ellington and Brother Ray Charles. Famous for their Swingin’ back beat sound and Hollywood style, The Pearlys have been providing atmospheric sound tracks and irresistible dance grooves for over 15 years. The Pearly Shells Hot 5 is the engine room of the band and features double bass, drums, guitar and horn. Discover more at thepearlyshells.com