We are looking for homegrown community performers to perform in one of three concerts in our beautiful new hall. If you are a non-professional performer or ensemble and would like to perform in the series, send an email to our Artistic Director Trish O’Brien firstname.lastname@example.org and describe your performance. Images, recordings, program ideas and biographies are highly encouraged. Applications close on Friday 24 February!
Auditions are being held on Wednesday February 22 at 7pm for the new and exciting COFFS CON STUDIO BAND!
Directed by Chris Frater, the band will rehearse every Wednesday night and play Funk, Soul, Motown, Blues, Afro Cuban, Brazilian and Salsa charts. We’re looking for players of all instruments for this band, especially sax, clarinet, bass, trombone, trumpet, flute and more. Come along and play us a piece and see if you’ve got what it takes to be part of this fantastic new band!
*Term fee is $130
Does your child play an orchestral instrument?
We are so excited to be forming a Youth Orchestra for Coffs Harbour, and want to give the experience to as many students as possible! Our wonderful new strings teacher Patrick Brearley will be conducting the orchestra, and he’s keen to make it the world’s greatest youth orchestra!
If your child is a school student and plays one of the following instruments, please come along to the auditions at the Conservatorium THIS THURSDAY 2nd FEBRUARY from 4pm – 5pm. If you can’t make it, you can email Trish O’Brien, our Artistic Director, who will help you through the process.
Strings – violin, viola, cello, double bass
Winds – flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon
Brass – trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn
Percussion – or maybe you play the piano and would like to try percussion too?
If you have been playing for a year or more, we would love to hear you play and have you join the orchestra!
All rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 4 – 5pm. Fees are $65 per student, per term. An annual $45 administration fee per family applies to students who do not already attend the Conservatorium for lessons or groups.
All enquiries by email to Trish O’Brien at email@example.com
(Picture above is the Sydney Youth Orchestra).
Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium is delighted to present a very special professional concert series in our newly renovated Performance Hall. The series celebrates the acquisition of a beautiful new grand piano by Mason & Hamlin, makers of the world’s finest pianos. Five of Australia’s finest pianists and strong advocates of Mason & Hamlin pianos will feature alongside a selection of dynamic and captivating chamber musicians from Melbourne and Brisbane, in exquisite programs designed to delight all fine music lovers.
Featured works in the series include all three of Brahms’ stunning and emotive Piano Quartets, sonatas by Cesar Franck, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, and much more.
Featured musicians include pianists Daniel de Borah, Timothy Young, Benjamin Kopp, Stephen Emmerson and Stewart Kelly. Joining them are violinists Emma Jardine (Streeton Trio), Zoe Freisburg (winner, Kendal National Violin Competition), Shane Chen (1st violinist, Flinders Quartet), violist Patrick Brearley (ANAM graduate and strings teacher, Coffs Conservatorium), cellist Trish O’Brien (Artistic Director Coffs Con) and clarinetist Paul Dean (Head of Winds, Queensland Conservatorium).
Sunday 19 February, 3pm
Sunday 2 April, 3pm
Sunday 18 June, 3pm
Sunday 20 August, 3pm
Sunday 29 October, 3pm
PURCHASE A SERIES PASS for $150 (adult) $60 (under 18), or individual concerts at $35/15 each.