Tickets will sell very quickly and there will only be one performance, so please purchase now to avoid disappointment.
2pm on Sunday 5th November. Celebrating the wonderful ensembles and scholarship holders at the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, this Gala concert is one not to miss. Featuring the Conservatorium Youth Orchestra, the Academy, studio band, guitar ensemble, soloists and more!
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.
Even in utero, a child responds to the sound of music. Classical music in particular has been proven to provide soothing relief to people of all ages and is regularly used in neonatal wards at hospitals as a way of helping calm distressed babies. As babies grow, they develop a sense of rhythm and pitch, and delightedly bounce their entire bodies to any music that captures their attention. In recent years scientists have spent considerable time studying the effects of music on a child’s wellbeing, behaviour and ability to learn. They have produced overwhelming evidence that involvement in the study and practise of music has incredible effects on a child right through to adulthood. Children who take music lessons have greater concentration skills, achieve higher levels in English and maths, and demonstrate improved behaviour and communication skills. Students who study music from an early age demonstrate more advanced levels of language development as well as gross and fine motor skills.
While learning the double bass may seem a little ridiculous at the age of 3 and holding a trombone impossible for a 5 year old, the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium is able to provide an enriching Early Childhood Music program for children aged 0 – 5 years of age, in preparation for continuing onto instrumental or vocal studies. Accompanied by their parents, young children regularly come for enriching classes with our wonderful Early Childhood Music specialist teacher, Tracey Burton, who weaves magic with even the most chaotic of classes. Within moments Tracey is able to gain a sense of peace, harmony and wonder whilst guiding the children through the earliest beginnings of music lessons. Parents and guardians accompany their children to these lessons and enjoy a very special bonding process with their children as well as the opportunity to make new friends.
Tracey Burton has taught hundreds of children under the age of 5, all of whom come away with the ability to understand and recognise pitch, rhythm, and the beginnings of notation. Once they begin kindergarten they are able to continue with Tracey by enrolling in group keyboard classes, where all of the fundamentals they learnt as toddlers are put into context as they learn to play an instrument. They can also continue on to learn the violin, cello, singing, or take individual piano lessons. There is a world of opportunity for any student of any age at the Conservatorium, so call the office on 6652 1592 for further information.
Our new brass teacher Tim Egan teaches trumpet, trombone, tuba and French horn. Tim is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium and holds a Masters degree. He has had experience in many forms of music as a trumpet player and Music Director over the past 25 years. Some highlights include the Ed Wilson Big Band, The Australian Blues Brothers Show and as resident Music Director of the Gold Coast Arts Centre. He has collaborated with the Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy Company is Music Director for the productions of Hairspray and Anything Goes. Tim is also the conductor of the Coffs Harbour City Orchestra and a member of the Conservatorium’s professional jazz ensemble, Lighthouse.
Call us on 6652 1592 to enquire about lesson times with Tim.