Gale Force Winds – Wind Quintet

DECEMBER CONCERT
Gale Force Winds – Wind Quintet
Ann Blackburn, oboe
Robin Henry, clarinet
Greg Lee, flute
Julia Monsbourgh, horn
Oscar Garrido de la Rosa, bassoon

2.00pm Sunday, 5 December 2010
ST PETER’S PARISH HALL EASTERN HILL
Gisborne Street,
East Melbourne Melways 2F Kl

Meet the Artists
Ann Blackburn – completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the Canberra School of Music and then studied oboe at the Freiburg Hochschule fur Musik in Germany with Heinz Holliger. After returning to Australia, she held the position of Associate Principal Oboe with Orchestra Victoria for two and a half years. Ann freelances with the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, as well as Orchestra Victoria, the Victorian Opera and OzOpera.

Robin Henry – graduated from Melbourne University in 2002 where he also completed his Masters degree in 2009. In 2005, he undertook further studies with Wolfgang Maeder at the Felix Mendelssohn Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Leipzig, Germany. Robin is an active freelance musician and has played in several OzOpera touring productions, the Sydney Sinfonia and many orchestras and chamber groups in Melbourne. Robin teaches clarinet at Santa Maria College and Xavier College.

Greg Lee completed his undergraduate studies in flute at The University of Melbourne in 2000, studying under Alan Hardy and Mardi McSullea. He continued studies the following year in Graz, Austria, at the University for Music and Dramatic Arts under the guidance of Nils Thilo Kraemer, Dieter Flury and Herbert Weissberg. At the same time, he was accepted into the Australian National Academy of Music’s Advanced Performance program. With funding from the Academy he was able to undertake study with Patrick Gallois at the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena. Greg completed a Master of Music Performance at Melbourne University in 2009 under the supervision of Margaret Crawford, and with tutelage from Mardi McSullea. He is now a member of the flute teaching staff at Camberwell Grammar School and Camberwell Girls Grammar School, as well as teaching privately. Greg performs as a casual member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; as a member of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic (RMP) Orchestra that performs in conjunction with the RMP Choir; and throughout Australia as a freelance orchestral and solo flautist.

Julia Monsbourgh – after graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1998 Julia went on to complete the postgraduate orchestral course in Horn at the Royal College of Music in London. Currently Julia is a freelance musician with Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has recently toured with OzOpera and the Victorian Opera and is an active chamber musician, performing regularly with brass groups and other small ensembles.

Oscar Garrido de la Rosa – Melbourne based bassoonist and composer Oscar Garrido de la Rosa completed his studies in Spain and Germany before moving to Australia in 2006. He was a founding member of new music group “ensemble chronophonie”. He performs regularly with the Queensland, Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Camerata of St. John’s and Clocked Out. Oscar is also a sought after teacher and he tutors at the USQ McGregor Summer School.

Program

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) – Le Tombeau de Couperin (arr. Mason Jones)
I Prelude
II Fugue
III Menuet
IV Rigaudon

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) – Kleine Kammermusik fur fiinf Blaser Op.24 No.2
I Lustig – Masig schnelle Vierte
II Waltzer
III Ruhig und einfach
IV Schnelle Viertel
V Sehrlebhaft

Interval

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) – Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Joachim Linckelmann)

Promenade V
I Gnomus VI
Promenade
II The Old Castle
VII Promenade
VIII III Tuileries
IV Bydlo
IX Promenade X
Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells
‘Samuel Goldenberg’ and ‘Schmuyle’ Promenade
The Market-place at Limoges
The Catacombs
Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
The Hut on Fowls Legs
The Great Gate of Kiev

Christmas Festivities – light refreshments and Christmas fare will be served following the concert and it is hoped that members will remain to celebrate and meet with the artists.
The Committee wishes all members, guests, artists and their families a merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. We look forward to seeing everyone on 6 March at Wyselaskie Auditorium for the concert and launch of the Society’s 90th Anniversary year