Past Performances

Free concert – Tomoko and Damien

Free concert – Tomoko and Damien

Wednesday 19 October at 1pm
Deniliquin Town Hall

Tomoko Niwa and Damien Johnson will perform a variety of works for piano and cello, including works by Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi Sonatas for cello, Schubert Impromptu for piano and some modern-day favourites.

Shane McGrath

Shane McGrath

Free Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 10 August @ 1pm
Deniliquin Town Hall

Virtuoso guitarist Shane McGrath will be performing a program of contemporary guitar pieces.

Please bring your lunch and enjoy some live music.

 

Rupert Boyd

Rupert Boyd

20 May 2016 – Bishops Lodge, Hay @ 7pm
Get tickets from the Hay Visitor Information Centre

21 May 2016 – The Con, Deniliquin @ 7.30PM

It is our pleasure to welcome classical guitarist Rupert Boyd to Deniliquin and Hay as part of his current Australian tour.

Rupert Boyd’s performing career has taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to festivals in Europe, China, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Australia. He holds degrees from the Australian National University School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and Yale University School of Music. In addition to winning the Andrés Segovia award from the Manhattan School of Music, Rupert Boyd was a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and the Eisenberg- Fried Concerto Competition.

Tutors’ Concert

Tutors’ Concert

29th May 2016 – The Con, Deniliquin @ 3PM

Adults – gold coin. SWMRC students – free

Come and see your teachers perform!
South West Music tutors will be performing a range of styles and instruments at this fun and relaxed concert.

Starring:
– Chris Bodey as the Godfather
– Campbell Robinson as the drummer extraordinaire
– Tomoko Niwa as the classical goldfinger
– Shane McGrath as shredder
– Will Eldridge as the strolling strummer
– Damien Johnson as the bow bender
– Rose Sievers as the auburn songstress

The Swing Merchants

The Swing Merchants

12th March 2016 – Deniliquin Club. 7:30PM

 

The Swing Merchants are a group of like-minded young players whose main aim is to swing, and to swing hard! With Olivia Chindamo (MEL) on vocals, Jake Barden (MEL) and Lachlan Karl Hamilton (SYD) on reeds, William Morrison (SYD) on guitar, Harry Morrison (SYD) on double bass and Patrick Earl-Danao (SYD) on drums, they are sure to have you dancing in your seat in no time! Formed in early 2015, The Swing Merchants have played to sold out venues around the country and have collectively performed alongside jazz luminaries including Jeff Clayton, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Emma Pask, Gordon Goodwin and Bob Montgomery. With influences drawn from Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins and The Clayton- Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, The Swing Merchants’s swinging arrangements will take you back in time to celebrate the early years of jazz, dating as far back as the Dixieland era. With the vision of releasing an album in the near future, The Swing Merchants will continue to tour nationally and internationally spreading their infectious music where ever they go! !!

“With guys like these, the future of jazz is in good hands” – James Morrison (AM)

Emma Pask

Emma Pask

15th April 2106 – At the Con 7:30PM.

 

Pask’s talent was spotted by Morrison during one of his regular visits to high schools when she was just 16. She first sang with his band that night and has been touring with Morrison around Australia and overseas, ever since.

 

While Emma’s voice and style are unique, and individually her own, her performances are reminiscent of the classic era of jazz, when swing was top of the charts. “My parents brought me up to the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and all the greats, Emma says.”

 

Emma has been a regular guest on national TV shows and has also sung to VIP audiences including the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Mary of Denmark, and the Prime Minister of Australia.

Eugene Alcalay

Eugene Alcalay

26th June 2016 –  The Con, Deniliquin @ 2:00PM

 

Romanian-born pianist Eugene Alcalay began playing the piano at age two and composing at age eight. In 1984, he came under the tutelage of Leonard Bernstein, who affirmed his “outstanding talent as both a performer and composer” and awarded him a scholarship at Indiana University School of Music. Aided by Maestro Bernstein, he continued his studies at The Curtis Institute of Music and then The Juilliard School, where he attained a doctorate in Piano Performance.

A Steinway Artist and Fulbright Scholar, Alcalay has performed in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States, including New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. His performances and recordings have been described as having “poetry, sensitivity… admirable tonal variety…beautiful playing throughout” as well as “power and gusto”.
It is a pleasure for South West Music to welcome such a celebrated musician and teacher to perform in Deniliquin.

Jane Rutter

Jane Rutter

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Uniting Church, Deniliquin @ 7:30PM

 

4rd September 2016
Moama Anglican Grammar School, Moama @ 3.00PM

 

Jane Rutter is a classical flautist who also crosses into jazz and pop. She has performed in the UK, Europe, the US, South-East Asia, the South Pacific, South America and China.

She studied with Alain Marion and Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris, after which she returned to Australia to lecture in flute and chamber music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Jane has performed many times at the Sydney Opera House, toured extensively, widely performed her one-woman show Tutti Flutti, played at the 1999 National Flute Convention in Atlanta, US, and in 2000 was international guest artist at the International Flute Festival, Brazil.

Jane will be performing “Flute Spirits & The Four Seasons”, including Spring by Vivaldi, The Four Seasons arranged by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, baroque & classical fantasies, Indian ragas, ancient & contemporary incantations. These are haunting, meditative works for solo gold, silver, bamboo and ethnic flutes.

Jane plays up to 12 different classical and ethnic flutes in this unique program!

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Fanny Lumsden

Fanny Lumsden

This will be a great show from the Girl From Talimba.

Playing at Wanganella Hall Friday (25th Sept) at 6:00PM

Free workshop will be put on at SWMRC at 3:00PM Friday 25th September for SWM students

Belle Chanson

Belle Chanson

19th September 7:00PM Conargo Hall

20th September 2:00PM Bishop’s Lodge, Hay

4th October 2:00PM Moama Grammar, Moama

Belle Chanson- Beautiful song – Showcasing some of their all-time favourite recital repertoire, local artists, Martina Link (Soprano) and Delena Gaffney (Piano) and special guest Imogen Mann (cello) will take you on a journey through English, Irish & American folksongs, French art song, dramatic Opera classics and entertaining music theatre. This will be an intimate recital experience for all musical enthusiasts.

 

BBQ- One night only

BBQ- One night only

Come and join these 3 girls as they play sing and joke their way to Outback Australia, all whilst documenting the whole journey for a film. Should be fun

Sat

Trio al Quartetto

Trio al Quartetto

Come and join violinist Tamaris Pfieffer, cellist Damien Johnson and pianist Hamish Tait and be transported to another place as they play Dvorak’s bohemian Dumky trio and Mendellsohn’s magnificent first piano trio. This is the first concert in a stunning series, not to be missed.

Sunday 1st March 3:00PM

Daniel de Borah

Daniel de Borah

Daniel de Borah is one of Australia’s leading young concert artists.
Rapidly becoming one of the most sought after artists in Australia and overseas, Daniel will come to Deniliquin to present a recital of music by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Chopin and Prokofiev. Included in the program will be the famous Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7.

March 27th 7:30PM

Arabesk

Arabesk

Arabesk are a Sydney based quartet who have developed a totally unique and vibrant sound. This is a concert not to be missed for lovers of exotic and rhythmically complex music.

Saturday 16th May 7:30PM

Janet Seidel Trio

Janet Seidel Trio

Smooth, sophisticated, sultry. Feeling like some Jazz on a Saturday evening? Well this is where you want to come. SWMRC presents this timeless trio

Saturday 18th July 7:30pm

SWMRC -162 Hardinge St Deniliquin

Early Bird Price $25 Tickets from Peppin Heritage,

Deni Newsagency, and SWMRC.

SWMRC Students – Free!

Brendan Fitzgerald Quartet

Brendan Fitzgerald Quartet

10th October 7:30pm – At the SW Conservatorium of Music

162 Hardinge St Deniliquin

In 1959, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond produced the very first Jazz platinum album “Time Out”. This album will be paid tribute to by the Brendan Fitzgerald Quartet in a revisit to a classic point in musical history. This is the last concert for the year in our series of concerts, and we would love to see you all there, it has very good reports for lovers of pioneering music..

 

Caldwell Celtic Night

Caldwell Celtic Night

 The Caldwell Celtic Night is back!

 Featuring Melbourne band The Whisky Gypsies  and our very own Tartan Craic

 Saturday October 11th, 7.30pm
Caldwell Hall

 Tickets: $25 on sale from August 18th
Bookings and enquiries: South West Music – 03) 5881 4736
BYO Nibbles and refreshments

 Don your best tartan and join us for a rollicking evening of great music and fun.

A terrific night of fun frivolity and music. Don’t miss out on the next one!

Enigma – String Quartet

Enigma – String Quartet

Sunday 25 May -2.pm
St Andrew’s Uniting Church – Deniliquin
Tickets Pre Purchase $30
At the door $35
Under 18 Years $5

The Enigma Quartet is an intrepid Sydney-based string quartet acclaimed for its vibrant and dynamic performance style. Playing an eclectic mix of classic & contemporary music, they appeal to audiences both young and old alike. Selected as Musica Viva Rising Stars in 2012, the group has their own concert series at the Sydney Conservatorium, and perform regularly at festivals, as well as being broadcast live across Australia on ABC Classic FM.
The program will include BRITTEN, GLASS, and the well loved BEETHOVEN ‘Razumovsky’ quartet.

“An ensemble needs that impossible-to-describe extra ingredient… and this group has it in spades.” Steve Moffatt, News Limited


Visit www.enigmaquartet.com

Lior – Vocalist Guitarist

Lior – Vocalist Guitarist

Saturday 9th August – 7.00pm
Multi Arts Centre – Deniliquin
Tickets Pre Purchase $35
At the door $40
Under 18 years $5

Vocalist and guitarist Lior burst on to the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album -‘Autumn Flow’ which became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history.

He has toured around the world performing at large festivals such as WOMAD as well as collaborating with the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.

Lior is known for his dynamic and moving performances, and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s finest live performers.

Don’t miss the chance to see him in this one-off intimate solo show! 

“An unforgettable concert of authentic and life-affirming music-making” Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Visit www.lior.com.au

Aluka – Vocal Trio

Aluka – Vocal Trio

Friday 24th October – 7:30pm
Peppin Heritage Centre – Deniliquin
Tickets Pre Purchase $25
At the door $30
Under 18 years $5

Aluka, are Melbourne’s finest experimental vocal group, who use the flexibility and emotional stronghold of the human voice to its greatest advantage. Forming in 2008, they never set out to sing without instruments: they just enjoyed singing together so much that it seemed to naturally evolve.

Expect some aurally exhilarating sounds. Flitting between pop, avant garde, experimentalism, hymnals, hiphop and jazz, Aluka will fascinate you and your ears with its truly subtle and charming storytelling.

“Their a capella style proves that you don’t need instruments to create thoughtful music that is a joy to listen to.”
Stef Italia theripe.tv

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