Society News: December 2012

From the President

Dear members,

2013 is nearly upon us and your society newsletter this month contains information on next year’s Lyrebird Music Society concerts as well as our next concert. I hope that you can join us for an end of year celebration after the concert on December 2nd when there will be a special supper.
Many people have assisted the society during the year and, unfortunately, it is not possible to mention them all in this short newsletter. As well as the outgoing and current committees, I would especially like to thank Elizabeth White, Pam Hayes and their helpers who organise the refreshments on concert day. Special thanks also go to Dan O’Keeffe for his work on the society website.
On behalf of the committee I wish you and your families a happy and prosperous festive season.

John Poynter

Help Needed
We currently need to find a small storage space (about one cubic metre) where we can store our concert furniture between concerts.
There are also many things to do behind the scenes on concert day. These include bringing the concert furniture to the hall, arranging the hall before and after the concert, organising refreshments and greeting performers, members and visitors.
If you feel that you can help with any of these things, please contact the secretary Peter Anderson (contact details below) or speak to another committee member.

Concert – December 2
Concinnity – Pri Victor (Saxophone) & Anna Carson (Piano)

Concinnity is a classical saxophone and piano duo that strives to explore both contemporary music and that of the past in the context of this unique instrumental combination. Pri Victor and Anna Carson began collaborating three years ago, and have since then performed at various Melbourne venues.

Pri Victor (saxophone) is a dynamic young artist who has a passion for redefining the way saxophone is perceived in the Australian classical music landscape. Receiving high distinctions in both her Associate and Licentiate Diplomas with the Trinity Guildhall College of London, Pri has also been a prize winner in a number of Melbourne’s major performance competitions, including the 2012 Lyceum Club’s Margaret Sutherland Bursary Fund.

Pri completed her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Monash University School of Music – Conservatorium and has studied with some of Australia’s most distinguished saxophonists such as Michael Lichnovsky and Lachlan Davidson. She has also received tutelage from various leading players around the world such as Kenneth Tse, Niels Bijl and Amy Dickson. Pri is passionate about cultivating the development of classical saxophone in Australia, commissioning new works by esteemed Australian composers such as Lachlan Davidson, Thomas Reiner and Katy Abbott.

Anna Carson (piano) has performed as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout Australia. Winner of the John Allison/City of Sydney Scholarship and the prestigious Australian National Piano Award, Anna was also twice a keyboard finalist in the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards. She has appeared with The Queensland Orchestra, The Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. After graduating from the University of Queensland as a student of Max Olding, Anna continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne during which time she had lessons from teachers including Boris Berman, Dominque Merlet and Ruvim Ostrovski. Following her three years at ANAM she undertook an intensive course of study with Professor Lidia Baldecchi-Arcuri in Genova, Italy.

2013 Program of Concerts

The committee is pleased to announce the Society’s 2013 program of concerts. Many thanks to the hard work of the 2011/12 committee. The September concert is not yet finalised but there are several exciting possibilities and the committee continues to work on this and the 2014 program of concerts.

March 3 – Corda Trio
Richard Keuneman (violin), Julia Monsbourgh (french horn) & Anna Carson (piano) Koechlin: 4 petites pièces for Violin, Horn & Piano
Banks: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano
Carr: Castle of Dreams; trio for Violin, Horn & Piano Selected Australian Violin/Piano pieces

April 7 – Duo Chamber Melange
Ivana Tomaskova (violin) & Tamara Smolyar (piano).
Mozart: Sonata in E minor K 304 for violin & piano
Grieg: Sonata in G major, Op.13 for violin and piano
Dreyfus: Standing Behind Giants de Falla: Suite of Spanish folksongs
Gershwin: Summertime and A Woman is a Sometime Thing from Porgy and Bess

May 5 – Ariel Ensemble
Sylvie Leprohon (flute), Stephen Robinson (oboe) & Sarah Denholm (piano)
Loeillet: Trio sonata in F Major
Moscheles: Concertino
Walter Leigh: Trio
John Carmichael: Escapades
Eugene Goossens: Pastorale et Arlequinade

June 2 – Violin and Piano
Anna McMichael (violin) & Daniel de Borah (piano)
Bach – Violin Partita No.1
Schumann – Sonata No.3 for violin and piano WoO 27 C.
Schumann – 3 Romances for violin & piano Op.22
Brahms – 4 Pieces for Piano, Op.119
Bartok – Rhapsody No.1 for violin and piano Sz. 86

July 7 – Convivio
Miriam Morris & Laura Vaughan (Duetti à Viole di Gamba)
J S Bach: Canon alla Duodecima in Contrapunto alla Quinta, Inventio 4 in D minor, Inventio 6 in E major.
Gottfried Finger: Sonata 7 Grandoena
Johann Schenck: Sonata 10 in G major
G. P. Telemann : Duetto à Viole di Gamba

August 4 – Tristan Lee (piano)
Der Wanderer, Der Doppelganger, Standchen
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 53 ‘Waldstein’
Brahms: Sonata No.3 Op. 5

September 1 – To be announced.
October 6 – Zenith Michael Lampard (baritone) & Rhodri Clark (piano)
Gerald Finzi: Earth and Air and Rain (Song Cycle)
Ernest Moeran: Ludlow Town (Song Cycle)
Butterworth: I will make you brooches, I fear thy kisses
Franz Schubert: Selected songs and Impromptus

November 3 – String Quartet
Cameron Hill, Matthew Tomkins (violins) Leah Zweck (viola) & Blair Harris (Cello)
Beethoven: String Quartet No 1 in F Major
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Beethoven: String Quartet No.16

December 1 – Ensemble 3
Masahide Kurita (flute), Jamie Hey (cello) & Sonoka Miyake (piano)
C.M. von Weber: Trio in G-minor Op,63
Villa Lobos: The Jet Whistle for flute and cello