Friday Music
October 2018

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)


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www.ssms.org.au




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5 October

Jasmine Mills (saxophone)
Payge Eminovsky (saxophone)
Tom Spencer (saxophone)
Sutti Suton (pianoforte)

Five pieces for Two Violins and Piano (arr. for saxophone) - Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Jasmine Mills (saxophone) and Payge Eminovsky (saxophone)

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 - Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
II. Allegro - C major
III. Grave - C minor
VII. Moderato - G minor
VIII. Grave - C# minor
Sutthi Suton (piano)

Aria - Eugène Bozza (1905 - 1991)
Tom Spencer (saxophone) and Sutthi Suton (piano)

Fantasie - Jean-Baptiste Singelée (1812 - 1875)
Tom Spencer (saxophone) and Sutthi Suton (piano)

 

Jasmine-Jade Mills is classical saxophonist currently in her third year of her Bachelor of Performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 2015, she graduated from the Australian Institute of Music, where she received a scholarship for a Bachelor of Classical Music. Jasmine is currently under the tutelage of Dr Michael Duke and Andrew Smith, however some of her past teachers include Dr Benjamin Carey and Nick Russionello.

In June this year, Jasmine premiered a new concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra titled "Rapture" by Joshua Winestock, with the Sydney University Wind Orchestra. As part of the Sydney Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra, Jasmine went on tour to Canberra to perform at the National Portrait Gallery. Other tours she has participated on this year include the "Kurt Weill Inclusion Project" tour to Wollongong, and the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble tour to Newcastle.

Earlier this year, Jasmine performed with the 'Coil Saxophone quartet' in a masterclass with Sabine Meyer and the Alliage Quintett as part of Musica Viva.

Payge Eminovski is currently a first year student doing a Bachelor of Performance on Classical Saxophone from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has completed her LMusA and is currently taught by Dr. Michael Duke. As well as doing her Bachelor of Performance on a classical saxophone she also plays jazz and is in one of the Big Band programs at the Con.

Payge has performed for various audiences over her High School years which such special guests as Chris Potter and Prince Charles. She has gone on many music tours such as a school tour to China, state ensemble band (the Arts Unit) to America and from the Conservatorium a Saxophone Orchestra tour to Canberra at the National Portrait Gallery.

Tom Spencer commenced learning the saxophone in 2005, and is in his final semester a Bachelor of Music Performance (Classical Saxophone) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying under Dr Michael Duke. He completed his HSC at Knox Grammar School in 2014, where he was the Head Prefect (Co-Curricular) and Sergeant of Operations Platoon in Knox's Cadet Program. In 2009, Tom was awarded a Knox Orchestral Grant to study the bassoon. Tom has had extensive ensemble experience and has been teaching and conducting students for the past four years. He is the Band Master of Turramurra North Public School and is a regular casual conductor for other local school bands including Wahroonga Public School, Beecroft Public School and Lindfield Public School.

Sutthi Suton began life as a jazz musician and after 10 years of study, made the transition to classical piano at age 17. He went on to win the Most Improved Pianist award at Knox Grammar two years in a row before graduating and being accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium in 2015. Since then, he has made a few notable competition appearances such as 3rd place in the Kawai Piano Competition and the Shoalhaven Piano Championship as well as consecutive appearances as a finalist in the Sydney Conservatorium Piano Concerto Competition in 2017-18.

 

 

12 October

The Sirius Chamber Ensemble

 

Melissa Coleman (flute)
Ian Sykes (clarinet)
Clare Kahn (cello)

 

The Wind Stirs Gently for flute and cello - Nigel Butterley (1935 - )

From Fire Country for solo bass clarinet - Andrew Schultz (1960 - )

Silver-point for solo flute - Gordon Kerry (1961 - )

Duets for clarinet and cello, KV 487 (arr. De Bleser) - WA Mozart (1756 – 1791)
i. Allegro
ii. Andante
iii. Polonaise
iv. Larghetto
v. Andante
vi. Allegro

Aer Turas for flute, clarinet and cello - Eve Duncan (1956 - )


Sirius Chamber Ensemble

Formed in 2011, Sirius Chamber Ensemble is a mixed ensemble of winds, strings and piano. Our passion is to perform music from the classic to contemporary periods, in a friendly and accessible atmosphere. We are committed to collaborating regularly with local composers and presenting new music alongside the classics. We relish the opportunity to perform the larger works for winds, strings and piano, as well as music for smaller groups of instrumentalists. Our repertoire is diverse and often features unusual combinations of instruments. The name 'Sirius' resonates with the history of Sydney, borrowing the name of the flagship of the First Fleet, the H.M.S Sirius.

More information about our group and upcoming performances can be found at our pages:

siriuschamberensemble.com

facebook.com/siriuschamberensemble

 

 

 

19 October

The Atlas Quartet of the UNSW Medical Music Society

 

May Gao (violin), Hamish Wan (violin), Emma Wong (violin)
Elyssa Chee (viola), Isabella Pak (cello)

String Quartet No. 1 in F Major - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
I. Allegro con Brio

La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf (1915-1963) arr. James Elliot

Winter (Violin Concerto No. 4 in E Minor) - Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
II. Largo
May Gao (soloist)

String Quartet No. 2 in C Minor - Anton Rubenstein (1829 - 1894)
III. Andante

String Quartet No. 21 in D Major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
III. Menuetto - Trio

String Quartet No. 2 in D Major - Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
I. Allegro Moderato


The UNSW MMS "Atlas" Quartet was founded at the beginning of 2017 and is made up of members of the UNSW Medical Music Society. They were formed out of a mutual love of music and have continued to progress with their musical endeavours alongside their studies. As well as performing independently, they have also performed in settings such as aged care homes, as part of their goal to utilise the health benefits of music among members of the community. 

 

 

 

26 October

Callum Close (organ)

Organist, St Luke's Anglican Church, Mosman

 

Festive Trumpet Tune - David German (b. 1954)

Intrada - Grayston Ives (b. 1946)

Carillion from 24 Pieces in Style Libre - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Adagio in E Major from Three Pieces for Organ Op. H63 - Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

March Triomphale on Nun Danket Alle Gott - Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)


Callum began musical studies at a young age and holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Newcastle and an A.Mus.A in classical piano. He studied Pipe Organ with Dr. Philip Matthias and Conducting with Dr. David Banney. Prior to his position as Organist and Director of St Luke's Anglican Church Mosman, Callum was Sub-Organist of Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle and Musical Director of a number of community choirs, including Newcastle City Choir (2013-16) and the Conservatorium Songshine Choir (2015-18).

Callum leads an active performing schedule as a recitalist, accompanist, conductor and chorister, having performed in cathedrals and churches across Australia and internationally. Highlights of 2018 have included successful collaborations with various Community Ensembles, soprano Kathryn Dries and a recital at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. Outside of his musical interests, Callum is also keenly studying for his Juris Doctor and is the Philanthropy Manager at Musica Viva Australia.

 

 





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