Community Music is Thriving at the Orange Regional Conservatorium
The Orange Regional Conservatorium (ORC) will present a weekend full of inspiring concerts 15th and 16th June, showcasing the wide variety of styles, instruments and age ranges the Orange music community has to offer.
Friday evening the stage will be set with two grand pianos for PianoForte, a concert showcasing the talents of the Conservatorium’s piano staff and students as they perform an inspiring series of works by Beethoven, Strauss and more.
Saturday kicks off with the The Winter Crop, a celebration of adult orchestras and choirs. Featuring the ever growing Come Together Choir, a whole flock of Ukulele groups, the Encore orchestra and more. Assembled by ORC life member, librarian and tireless volunteer Lee Britton, The Winter Crop pulls together adults, who may have only recently started learning an instrument, to perform in a relaxed environment and enjoy the company of like-minded musicians.
Capping off the weekend is the 2018 Orange Youth Orchestra Concerto Concert, an annual event that showcases two talented young musicians that were successful in winning the Orange Regional Conservatorium’s Concerto Competition. The first of the concerto winners is Lucy Clarke-Randazzo, a superb young violinist who will be performing Winter from Vivialdi’s most famous work The Four Seasons. An exceptionally talented young musician Owen Bloomfield is the other successful competition entrant. Owen will be leading the orchestra from the Piano in his performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.
Audiences are invited to come along to one, two or even all three performances to join us in celebrating the wealth of talent in the Orange region. Entry to each concert is only $10, ensuring the ORC’s commitment to accessible community music experiences.
PianoForte: Friday 15th June 6pm
The Winter Crop: Saturday 16th June 10:30am
Orange Youth Orchestra Concerto Concert: Saturday 16th June 4pm
Tickets and additional information available at www.orangecon.org.au