The Sounds of Summer
a series of concerts presented by the staff of the RSSS.
The Sounds of Summer program for 2018 has not been finalised for 2018, but it has the title of Song and Dance. Further details will be updated in October and the program below from 2017 gives an indication of the calibre of the works that are normally presented.
This January we are celebrating 30 years of Riverina Summer School in style, with three of the five concerts paying tribute to the many people that have made the Summer School so great. On Monday there will be a special performance by Pini, Hazelwood and friends. Wednesday is a tribute to founding director cellist Nelson Cooke in a special cello concert and Friday will conclude the series with one of the greatest chamber works in history in honour of founding organisers Zita Denholm andPat Brassil.
(Attendance at all these concerts is recommended for summer school students and the student entry is included in the enrolment fee.)
Sunday 8 January 2017, 7.30pm, Joyes Hall: Contrasts
G. B. Viotti, Serenade for two violins
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue BWV 998
C. Franck, Sonata A major
A. Bruckner, Adagio from Quintet for Strings
F. Schubert- Fortner, Valses Nobles, op 77
Monday 9 January 2017, 7.30pm, Joyes Hall: Cello Mania for Nelson Cooke
G. Goltermann, Serenade op 119, No 2
L. v. Beethoven, Sonata A major Op 69
A. Glazunov, Theme and Variations Op 97
A. Glazunov, Quintet A major Op 3
Wednesday 11 January 2017, 7.30pm, Joyes Hall: Pini Hazelwood and Friends
B. Martinu, Madrigal
J. Brahms, Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60
Z. Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op 7
W. A. Mozart, Quintet No. 4 in G minor K 51
Thursday 12 January 2017, 7.30pm, Joyes Hall: Scottish Fiddle
Catherine Fraser and Sam Leske began their musical collaboration in 2016, after meeting at a studio session for Catherine's latest release "After the Haar". A mutual respect of each other's genres led them to begin to explore the possibilities of combining forces, and a new duo was born. Steeped in the Scottish tradition, Catherine brings an energy and depth to both the traditional repertoire and her own compositions. Paired with Sam's innovative and sensitive guitar playing, her music is taken to new horizons, whilst maintaining the integrity and groove inherent to the idiom.
Friday 13 January 2017, 7 .30pm, Joyes Hall: La Zita Brassilissimo
Traditonal (arr. Ieriko), Samoa Matalasi
P. Houghton, Quintet for Guitar and Strings
F. Mendelssohn. Concerto Piano, Violin, Strings D minor.
F. Schubert, Quartet D minor D 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)