Concerts

Upcoming Concerts:

6 October 2017 Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

Time: 8pm
Admission, Bookings and Enquiries: http://www.sydneycontemporaryorchestra.org.au/index.php/concerts
Location: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium 
An engaging concert of new orchestral works presented by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra. Comprised of about 60 of the finest orchestral musicians, a night of complex and beautiful music.   An amazing opportunity to hear absolutely NEW orchestral music of contemporary composers from Japan, USA, Italy, Colombia, Brazil, and Australia.  These composers will attend the concert and share their musical ideas, philosophies and creativity with each other and the Sydney audience.

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11, 12, 18, 19 November 2017 Rockdale Opera Company – Double-Bill!

Time: Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
Admission, Bookings and Enquiries: http://www.rockdaleopera.com.au/book-tickets.html
Location: Rockdale Town Hall, Rockdale (Sydney)
Presenting an Opera Double Bill of comedy and tragedy, come join us for 4 evenings of fun and excellent music.  Featuring Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica’ and Donizetti’s ‘Il Campanello’.

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Past Concerts:

11 October 2016 Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

Time: 8pm
Admission, Bookings and Enquiries: TBA
Location: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium 
An engaging concert of new orchestral works presented by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra. Comprised of about 60 of the finest orchestral musicians, a night of complex and beautiful music.  Experience differences between cultures, musical languages and experimental composition… all techniques which reflect current philosophies, aesthetics, technologies and importantly – music of our time.

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5 October 2016 Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst in Concert

Time: 8pm
Admission, Bookings and Enquiries: Ryde Eastwood Music Club
Location: Ryde Eastwood Music Club.  Community Centre above the library. 201 Cox’s Rd, North Ryde.
Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst in concert,  joined by the virtuoso pianist Glenn Amer.  Together they will present highlights from their stunning flute/soprano repertoire over the years, as well as some fresh and fabulous new works.  Their debut CD will also be on sale, “Songs of Love and Passion”.  Snap one up after the concert to enjoy the music long after the lights have dimmed!

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14 August 2016 The Moving Picture Show

Time: 2pm
Admission: Adults $22, Students/Seniors $18, Group 10+/Child 12- $15
Bookings and Enquiries: http://themovingpictureshow.com.au/
email: theoda@tpg.com.au
phone: (+61 2) 9585 2408
Location: Mortdale RSL
The Magic of silent films… the lights dim, the screen fires up and as the images dance up on the screen music will transport you to another world.  Join us for an afternoon of unforgettable cinema!

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19 June 2016 Songs of the Nightingale

Time: 3pm
Admission, Bookings and Enquiries: info@samanthajoseph.com.au
$25 adult, $20 concession
Location: Campbell St Presbyterian Church, Balmain
Join Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst for their latest winter concert, Songs of the Nightingale, at the cosy Campbell Street Presbyterian Church in Balmain.  Samantha and Samantha will be joined by the virtuoso pianist Glenn Amer as they present four stunning pieces, in four different languages, that are all inspired by the beauty of the Nightingale.  These pieces will be interspersed amongst other favourite and fabulous arrangements for flute and soprano,  including the spine-tingling ‘Consuelo’s Love Theme’.  As always, please join us for refreshments afterwards!

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6 December 2015 Christmas Concert

Time: 2:30-4pm.
Admission, Bookings and Enquiries:: Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone from the following link:
or contact General Manager – Julia Farquharson. 0409 409 814 | julia.sco@sys.org.au
Location: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood.  409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood. Sydney, NSW.
Sydney Contemporary Orchestra presents an inspiring and uplifting concert to put you in the Christmas mood this December!

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7,8,14,15 November 2015 The Marriage of Figaro

Time: Saturday 7 and 14 November, Sunday 8 and 15 November. Time is TBA
Admission:  TBA
Bookings and Enquiries: http://www.rockdaleopera.com.au/book-tickets.html
Location: Rockdale Town Hall. Sydney, NSW.
The Rockdale Opera Company presents Mozart’s classic ‘upstairs/downstairs’ comedy “The Marriage of Figaro”.  Musical director Steven Stanke and director Paulo Montoya.

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8, 10, 11 October 2015 Tosca with the Sydney Independent Opera

Time: Thursday 8 and Saturday 10 September at 7:30pm, Sunday 11 September at 2:30pm
Admission:  $40 adult, $36 concession, $34 10 or more
Bookings and Enquiries: www.theindependent.org.au or 9409 4462
Location: The Independent Theatre – 269 Miller St, North Sydney
Sydney Independent Opera presents Tosca.
 “At last they are alone. The man hunt, the interrogation, the prayers, all forgotten as he leers at his conquest. Just sign the note of safe passage and she’s his! Where’s that pen? His upper lip sweats as he readies himself for Tosca’s kiss. He doesn’t see the knife glinting behind her back.”
Sung in English. More information available at Sydney Independent Opera.

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25 September 2015 Music Contemporary 2015

Time: 8pm.
Admission, Bookings and Enquiries:: Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone from the following link:
or contact General Manager – Julia Farquharson. 0409 409 814 | julia.sco@sys.org.au
Location: Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Sydney, NSW.
Program:
  1. Belgrade Overture by Rodney Waschka (USA)
  2. Honbul by YoungWoo Yoo (Korea)
  3. L’ombre des arbres by Alastair Greig (UK)
  4. Fantasia Concertante by Brian Chatpo Koo (Australia)

INTERVAL

5. Swan Lake Suite Op.20 by Pyortr Tchaikovsky

    1. Scene 3’31″
    2. Danse of The Swan 2’19″
    3. Danses des Cygnes 1’34″
    4. Danse Espagoale 2’12″
    5. Dase Napolitanie 2’11″
    6. Scene Finale 5′

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11 September 2015 Live broadcast on 2GB 873 AM radio

Time: Friday 3:30pm-5pm
Admission:  Free – tune in to 2GB 873 AM
Bookings and Enquiries: info@samanthajoseph.com.au
Location: live at West End Mazda, Blacktown, or tune in to 2GB 873 AM from 3:30pm
Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst perform live on radio for Ben Fordham’s Sydney Live drive program on 2GB.
Tune in to 2GB 873 AM from 3:30pm on Friday 11 September to hear Samantha and Samantha perform a few songs from their new debut CD, Songs of Love and Passion.

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8 August 2015 Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst perform for the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation Fundraiser

Time: 7pm
Admission:  $150/ticket
Bookings and Enquiries: www.stevenwalterfoundation.org.au (link is external) or can be purchased by calling (02) 9542 5885
Location: Fairground Follies, 22 Burrows Road, St Peters NSW 2044
On August 8, Samantha Joseph (flute) and Samantha Warhurst (soprano) perform to raise money for a very important cause – The Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation. Come hear the perfectly matched sounds of the flute and voice in a mesmerising set of pieces, and raise money for the important research being done to support children living with cancer.  All of this set in the incredible location of Fairground Follies. The MC for the evening will be host of 2GB’s Sydney Live Program, Ben Fordham, and special guest speaker will be Professor Glenn Marshall from the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. 

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10 ,11, 12 July 2015 SIO Double Bill: The Two Blind Beggars (Offenbach) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)

Time: Friday 10 July 8pm, Saturday 11 July 8pm, Sunday 12 July 4pm
Admission:  $40 adult, $36 concession, $34 10 or more
Bookings and Enquiries: www.theindependent.org.au or 9409 4462
Location: The Independent Theatre – 269 Miller St, North Sydney
Sydney Independent Opera presents:
The Two Blind Beggars: Offenbach’s 1855 comedy hit features two rogues posing as blind beggars on a Paris bridge. It’s a light-hearted and satirical story about a couple of conmen out to earn a little extra cash.
Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi: If you’ve ever doubted that an opera could be funny then this one is for you! The (very) recently deceased Buoso Donati is being greived by his family.  But soon we realise that their concern is over the allocation of his wealth! They are distraught to learn that he has left it to the monks in his will. Enter Gianni Schicchi whose daughter Lauretta is in love with one of Buoso Donati’s sons. Can Schiacchi save the day and maybe even earn himself a little wealth?
Sung in English. More information available at Sydney Independent Opera.

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26 and 27 June 2015  Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst CD recording

Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst, together with pianist Glenn Amer are hitting the studio to lay down some of their favourite tracks from their popular concert series.  It will be a stunning collection of works for flute and soprano, covering opera arias, jazz and modern songs.  Stay tuned to hear when the CD is ready for release! 

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23 June 2015 Glenn Amer in concert, with guest artist Samantha Joseph

Time: Tuesday 7:30pm
Admission:  $20 adult, $16 concession
Bookings and Enquiries: www.samanthajoseph.com.au
Location: Sutherland School of the Arts Hall. East Parade, Sutherland NSW.
The fabulous Glenn Amer presents his acclaimed one-man show of old-school hits and croon-worthy tunes.  Joined by guest artist Samantha Joseph on flute, together they will present an exciting program of classical, jazz and pop tunes.  Always a hit, be sure to book your seats now!

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1 March 2015 Songs of Autumn

Time: Sunday 1 March 2pm
Admission:  $25 adult, $20 student/concession
Bookings and Enquiries: info@samanthajoseph.com.au or 0438 224 466
Location: Christ Church – 10-12 Walker St, Lavender Bay, Sydney
On March 1, Samantha Joseph (flute) and Samantha Warhurst (soprano) invite you to the exciting new concert “Songs of Autumn” – a stunning collection of works for flute and soprano!  Come hear the perfectly matched sounds of the flute and voice in a mesmerising set of pieces covering opera arias, jazz and more modern songs.  All of this set in the beautiful sandstone Christ Church in Lavender Bay, with Sydney Harbour and Opera House views.  Book now to reserve your seat/s!

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19 February 2015 Chinese New Year Concert

Time: 19 February 7pm
Admission: Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone from the following link
Location: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood.  409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood. Sydney, NSW.
Traditional Chinese music for symphony orchestra and Chinese instruments!

To celebrate the Spring Festival, the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra brings you an unforgettable concert of famous and familiar Chinese music, performed by one of the finest symphony orchestras in Sydney, along with noted Chinese instrument masters.

  1. Festival Overture 春節序曲
  2. New Year’s Eve 良宵
  3. Yao Dance 瑶族舞曲
  4. Jasmine Flowers 茉莉花
  5. Clouds Chasing the Moon 彩云追月
  6. Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto  (梁祝小提琴協奏曲)
  7. Happy Chinese New Year! 新春樂

Conductor – Dr Brian Chatpo Koo
Soloist - Anny Bing Xia (Violin)
Soloist - Lulu Liu (Pipa)

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19 September 2014 Music Contemporary 2014

Time: 13 September 8pm
Admission: Tickets can be purchased in A Reserve, B Reserve or C Reserve seating
Location: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney
‘Music Contemporary 2014’ is the second of a series concerts for new orchestral works presented by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra. Comprised of about 60 of the finest orchestral musicians, a night of complex and beautiful music.Experience differences between cultures, musical languages and experimental compositional techniques which reflect current philosophies, aesthetics, technologies and importantly – music of our time.1, Troparion (Commissioned*)
Anastasia Pahos (Australia)2, Noit-Alimissa (Australian premiere)
José Beviá (USA)3, Afterglow (Sydney premiere)
Lachian Skipworth (Australia)4, Castillo en la niebla (World premiere)
Alexander Jorge Leon Donoso (Ecuador)5, Resonancias para Orquesta (Australian premiere)
Marcos Fernandez (Spain)6, Fantasia Concertante (World premiere)
Brian Chatpo Koo (Australia)*commissioned with music grant.
Marcos Fernandez is proudly sponsored to attending the concert by the Spanish Embassy.

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13 September 2014 Leoncavallo - Pagliacci

Time: 13 September 8pm
Admission: Adults = $40, Concession = $36  10 or more = $34
Bookings and Enquiries: TBA
Location: Coffs Harbour
Sydney Independent Opera presents Pagliacci! SIO will be sharing the headline for the Opera by the Sea festival with acclaimed opera singer Yvonne Kenny.
Newsflash: Crazed clown attacks wife in front of live audience.
Theatre and reality collide in a dramatic climax of truly operatic proportions when Canio discovers his wife has eyes for another. “Laugh, clown, and everyone will applaud, at your broken love!” he exclaims in one of opera’s most legendary tenor arias.
This is an intense drama of sexual jealousy and revenge and is perfect for newcomers to opera to see what the fuss is about.  Pagliacci is gut-wrenching and visceral and when the laughter turns to tears, we have a window into how a jealousy-driven rage can turn betrayal into vengeance.  Counselling and support are better options but this is opera!
Director – Paulo Montoya, Conductor – Steven Stanke
Sung in English.

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29 & 31 August 2014 Leoncavallo - Pagliacci

Time: 29 August 8pm, 31 August 4pm.
Admission: Adults = $40, Concession = $36  10 or more = $34
Bookings and Enquiries: www.theindependent.org.au or 1300 662 226
Location: Independent Theatre, North Sydney
Sydney Independent Opera presents Pagliacci!
Newsflash: Crazed clown attacks wife in front of live audience.
Theatre and reality collide in a dramatic climax of truly operatic proportions when Canio discovers his wife has eyes for another. “Laugh, clown, and everyone will applaud, at your broken love!” he exclaims in one of opera’s most legendary tenor arias.
This is an intense drama of sexual jealousy and revenge and is perfect for newcomers to opera to see what the fuss is about.  Pagliacci is gut-wrenching and visceral and when the laughter turns to tears, we have a window into how a jealousy-driven rage can turn betrayal into vengeance.  Counselling and support are better options but this is opera!
Director – Paulo Montoya, Conductor – Steven Stanke
Sung in English.

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2 August 2014 Karen Carey’s Thankyou Concert

Time: 2 August 2014, 7pm
Admission: Adults = $50, Concession = $35, Family = $130, Student rush = $20
Bookings and Enquiries: http://goo.gl/kdVVXj
Location: Sydney Town Hall
Karen Carey is a celebrated educator who has dedicated her life to the promotion of music education in schools.  The impact she has had on the lives of thousands of students through her unique vision and leadership is immeasurable.  This concert will be a celebration for her by her students and supporters. We will be honouring Karen’s remarkable contribution to music education in Australia.
The concert will feature performances from many of Karen’s students and friends from past and present.
Any excess funds raised from general ticket sales will go to the El Sistema Project.
More details can be found at: http://www.thankyoukaren.com.

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7 & 8 June 2014 Rimsky-Korsakov – Mozart and Salieri

Time: 7 June 8pm, 8 June 3pm.
Admission: Adults = $30, Concession = $25  10 or more = $20
Location: The Russian Club, 7 Albert Street, Strathfield
Sydney Independent Opera presents Mozart and Salieri.
Friends or foe?  The rivalry between Mozart and Salieri has become the stuff of legends.  Soon after Mozart’s death, a reporter in Prague published an article stating that, because the corpse was swollen, it was believed that he was poisoned.  There was much speculation as to the identity of the supposed assassin.  Rumours persisted and mutated until, finally, around 1820, the prominent Italian composer Salieri was named. This caused Salieri to have a nervous breakdown and, while being treated in a Vienna hospital, it was reported that, in a delusional state of mind, he accused himself of killing Mozart.Libretto from the play by Alexander Pushkin.
Director – Paulo Montoya, Conductor – Steven Stanke
Sung in English.

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17 April 2014 Ode to the Winds

Time: 17 February 8-9pm
Admission: Adult $50, Concession $40, Student $30, Family $150
or call the Concert Manager Lee Ying Do on 0401 992 472.
Location: TLC Theatre, Baulkham Hills High School
Sydney Contemporary Orchestra’s first chamber music concert for 2014. Performing new contemporary works:
“Two Pieces for Wind Quintet” by Bozo Banovic, “Viracocha Wind” by Paul Kopetz, “Variations on a Lutheran Theme” by Juan Carlos Cuello and Brian Chatpo Koo’s “Ode to the Winds”.
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21 & 23 March 2014 Offenbach – Love by Lanternlight, and Blush Opera – Portrait of a Lady

Time: 21 March 8pm, 23 March 4pm.
Admission: Adults = $40, Concession = $36  10 or more = $34
Bookings and Enquiries: www.theindependent.org.au or 1300 662 226
Location: Independent Theatre, North Sydney
Sydney Independent Opera presents a great double bill show – two operas for the price of one!   Love by Lanternlight was first performed in 1853 and is a story of lovely pastoral charm, close to the mood of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.  A simple and pleasant young man receives a letter from a rich uncle telling him of a treasure that will await him in the village square at nightfall.  However, two rich widows are eager to get involved.
Director – Lester Morris, Conductor – Steven Stanke
Sung in English.
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15 September 2013 Songs for Social Justice

Time: 4pm
Admission: Adults = $25, Concession = $20
Bookings and Enquiries: Tickets need to be booked prior to the event by clicking attending on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/431861266930814/?ref=22
or by emailing chilan.h.nguyen@gmail.com
Location: St Canice’s Catholic Church, 28 Roslyn Street Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
An afternoon of operatic, music theatre and jazz favourites by Samantha Warhurst (soprano), Samantha Joseph (flute) and Michael Johnson (tenor) accompanied by Carl Rafferty. Guest performances by Eugene D’Souza and Basil Psarommatis.
All proceeds will go towards medical equipment for the children at the Pipeline Internally Displaced Persons Camp near Nakuru, Kenya.
Please join us for an afternoon of beautiful music from Bizet’s Carmen, West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera as well as jazz classics such as Skylark and Songbird. The 80 min concert will be followed by a glass of bubbly!
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27 and 28 September 2013 New Music Concert

Time: 8pm
Admission: $20
Bookings and Enquiries: fjose@sys.org.au or bkoo@sys.org.au
Location: TLC Theatre at Baulkham Hills High School, 419A Windsor Rd (access via the busbay)
An evening of New Music written specifically for the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra.
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1,3,8 November 2013 Don Giovanni

Time: 1 and 8 November at 8pm, 3 November at 4pm
Admission: $25
Bookings and Enquiries: tickets@independenttheatre.org.au or call on (08) 8272 8552.
Location: Independent Theatre, North Sydney
Sydney Independent Opera presents Don Giovanni. Don Giovanni is based on the legendary character of Don Juan, one of opera’s most shameless and charming seducers. From the opening scene, the reckless libertine and his bumbling attendant Leporello crash from one shocking situation to the next. Finally, mocking the statue of the Commendatore in the graveyard seals his fate as Don Giovanni stubbornly refuses to repent for his behavior and his soul is damned.  Combining comic elements of ‘opera buffa’ and tragic opera, the light-heartedness in the story and music is brief and is swiftly followed by moral outrage and the thirst for revenge.
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24 November 2013 Silent Movie Christmas Concert

Time: 2pm
Admission: $20
Bookings and Enquiries: www.themovingpictureshow.com.au
Time: 2-4pm
Admission: Adults $22, Students/Seniors $18, Group 10+/Child 12- $15
Bookings and Enquiries: http://themovingpictureshow.com.au/
email: theoda@tpg.com.au
phone: (+61 2) 9585 2408
Location: St George Masonic Club, 86 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale

The magic of silent films… The lights dim, the screen fires up and as the images dance up on the screen music will transport you to another world… Join us for an afternoon of unforgettable cinema!

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18,19,22, 24 & 25 May 2013 Guys and Dolls

Time: 18-19 May: 2pm
22, 24, 25 May: 8pm
Admission: $25
Bookings and Enquiries: wlbplayers@me.com
Location: Church in the Marketplace – Oxford Street Mall, Bondi Junction
All the hot gamblers are in town, and they’re all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week’s incarnation of “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York”; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who’s short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan’s $1000 bet that he can’t get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you’ve got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, “Luck Be a Lady”, “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”. These shows presented by Waverley’s Lugar Brae Players.
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5 May 2013 Silents at the Fair

Time: 2pm
Admission: $20
Bookings and Enquiries: www.themovingpictureshow.com.au or www.fairgroundfollies.com
Location: Fairground Follies – 22 Burrows Rd, St Peters 2044
An afternoon of funfair and films! Relive the 1920s with three classic films performed in the unique setting of a fairground showroom festooned with fairy lights and surrounded by one-of-a-kind mechanical organs and stunning carousels.  Films to be shown are: Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Fireman’, Harold Lloyd in ‘Harold at Coney Island’, and Buster Keaton in ‘Steamboat Bill Junior’. All films enhanced with authentic film music by a 10piece orchestra. Classic films in the sought-after venue of Fairground Follies – put the date in your diary now!
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22 March 2013 Gala Concert – Viva Verdi!

Time: 8pm
Admission: $25
Bookings and Enquiries: tickets@independenttheatre.org.au or call on (08) 8272 8552.
Location: Independent Theatre, North Sydney
Sydney Independent Opera’s Gala Concert celebrates the beginning of new year of opera in Sydney with a glorious tribute to Giuseppe Verdi, marking the bicentenary of his birth in 1813. He once wrote. “When I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and joys are too much to bear.” You too can be overcome with emotion and joy by members of our 2012 and 2013 seasons as they thrill and delight in a concert of favourite arias and ensembles. With Regina Daniel, Maia Andrews, Geoff Knight and Randall Stewart. Sydney Independent Opera Orchestra, conducted by Steven Stanke.Come, celebrate this year of opera in Sydney with us!
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2 March 2013 Opera by Candlelight

Time: 5pm
Admission: Adult $25
Bookings and Enquiries: concertoffer@gmail.com, or
For phone bookings please call 1300 302 604
Location: Independent Theatre, North Sydney
Back due to popular demand at the Independent Theatre! A thrilling concert of opera, operetta and musical highlights featuring the rising stars of Australian opera… all talented, poised and giving you your favourite tunes.
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8, 9, 10 February 2013 Opera by Candlelight

Time: 7pm
Admission: $25/seat
Bookings and Enquiries: concertoffer@gmail.com, or
For phone bookings please call 0417 429 899
Location: Albert Hall, Canberra ACT
A thrilling concert of opera, operetta and musical highlights featuring the rising stars of Australian opera… all talented, poised and giving you your favourite tunes.
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19 January 2013 Songs of Love and Passion

Time: 5pm
Admission: $25 adult, $20 student/concession
Bookings and Enquiries: info@samanthajoseph.com.au or 0438 224 466
Location: Christ Church – 10-12 Walker St, Lavender Bay, Sydney
Throughout time, history records some of the most extravagant stories of love and passion. On January 19th I invite you to the exciting new concert “Songs of Love and Passion” – a concert for flute and soprano! Come hear the perfectly matched sounds of the flute and voice in a mesmerising set of pieces covering opera arias, jazz and more modern love songs.  All of this set in the beautiful sandstone Christ Church in Lavender Bay, with Sydney Harbour and Opera House views.  Book now to reserve your seat/s!
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10 November 2012 Opera by Candlelight

Time: 2 concerts – 5pm and 7:30pm
Admission: Adult $50, 2 for 1 offers available also. Booking will open  in October
Bookings and Enquiries: concertoffer@gmail.com, or
For phone bookings please call 1300 302 604
Location: Independent Theatre, North Sydney
A thrilling concert of opera, operetta and musical highlights featuring the rising stars of Australian opera… all talented, poised and giving you your favourite tunes.
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25 November 2012 Phantom of the Opera, and Le Voyage dans la lune (1902, by Georges Melies)

Time: 2-4pm
Admission: Adults $22, Students/Seniors $18, Group 10+/Child 12- $15
Bookings and Enquiries: http://themovingpictureshow.com.au/
email: theoda@tpg.com.au
phone: (+61 2) 9585 2408
Location: St George Masonic Club, 86 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale
The magic of silent films… The lights dim, the screen fires up and as the images dance up on the screen music will transport you to another world… Join us for a night of unforgettable cinema! Le Voyage dans la lune is a 1902 French black and white silent science fiction film.  It is based loosely on two popular novels of the time: Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, and H.G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon. It was extremely popular at the time of its release, and is the best-known of the hundreds of fantasy films made by Méliès. A Trip to the Moon is the first known science fiction film, and uses innovative animation and special effects, including the well-known image of the spaceship landing in the Moon’s eye.
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21-23 September 2012 The Silken Ladder (La scala di seta)

Time: 21 Sept: 8:00pm
22 Sept: 8:00pm
23 Sept: 3:00pm
Admission: Adult $40, Concession $36, Group (10 or more) $34.
Bookings and Enquiries: http://www.sydneyindependentopera.com.au
For phone bookings please call 1300 302 604
or book online at http://theindependent.org.au/ticket_store/sa_performance/100380550
Location: 21 and 22 Sept: Independent Theatre, North Sydney. 23 Sept: Camden Civic Centre, Camden.
The Silken Ladder is an operatic farsa comica in one act by Rossini to a libretto by Giuseppe Maria Foppa. It was first performed in Venice, Italy at the Teatro San Moise’ on May 9, 1812. The overture has frequently been recorded and continues to feature in the modern concert repertoire.
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12 August 2012 Sydney Independent Opera Gala Concert

Time: 2-4pm
Admission: $30 adult/$25 concession
Bookings and Enquiries: http://www.sydneyindependentopera.com.au
email:
phone:
Location: Russian Club, 7 Albert Rd, Strathfield, Sydney.
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro is the featured opera in SIOs next Gala Concert. For some, this opera is just the best. It has a stream of good tunes, a certainty of step, a story that keeps us on the edge of our seats, characters we love and some we don’t, and two ensemble finales that are just magnificent.These two finales are perhaps the best-ever comedy written by Mozart. Sometimes things stop for a bout of wonder or confusion, but not for long. Nothing like the static finales of Verdi or Donizetti, where a single dilemma will keep everyone on the go for a long, long time. Each finale flies by and, by the time plot and action stop and pure ensemble music takes over, they have been so well prepared by what has come before, and the transitions so effortlessly effected, you’ll be amazed how Mozart has been able to build the increased musical excitement and musical apotheosis from the story itself. (Don’t worry, we’ll give you ‘the story so far’ before each finale so you’ll know what is happening. You can then just revel in Mozart’s and de Ponte’s genius.)We will be presenting these two finales along with other operatic favourites from a stellar cast.
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17 June 2012 The General (Silent Film)

Time: 2-4pm
Admission:
Bookings and Enquiries: http://themovingpictureshow.com.au/
email: theoda@tpg.com.au
phone: (+61 2) 9585 2408

Location: St George Maso’s Club, 86 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale

The General featuring Buster Keaton. Voted the most popular silent film of all time. The lights dim, the screen fires up and as the images dance up on the screen music will transport you to another world… Join us for a night of unforgettable cinema!
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19-26 May 2012 Pirates of Penzance

Time: 19 May: 8:00pm
20 May: 2:00pm
23 May: 8:00pm
25 May: 8:00pm
26 May: 2:00pm, 8:00pm
Admission: Adults $28, Concession $25, Children $17 (14 and under). Theatre party rates available on application.
Bookings and Enquiries: telephone (o2) 9389 5361, http://wavlugarbraeplayers.net/
Location: “The Coleman Auditorium”: The Church in the Market Place, Cnr. Newland St and Oxford Mall, Bondi Junction. Sydney.
The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert.

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30, 31 March & 1 April 2012 Mozart Mania!

Time: 30 March 7pm, 31 March & 1 April 5pm
Admission: All tickets $30
Bookings and Enquiries: www.thestreet.org.au or phone (02) 6247 1223
Location: The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT.
A concert of the music of Mozart! Enjoy an evening filled with the inspiring sounds of Mozart played on flute, violin, clarinet, percussion, piano and voice. Mozart Mania!
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10, 11 and 12 February 2012 Opera by Candlelight

Time: Doors open 5:30pm, performance commences 7pm
Admission: Banquet seating tables of 8 or 9, other tables available for groups 4, 5, 8 or 9. All tickets $60
Bookings and Enquiries: carlrafferty@bigpond.com
Location: Albert Hall, Canberra, ACT
The public’s love affair with opera continues in 2012′s Opera by Candlelight. 2012′s concert will feature opera music from The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto, Carmen, The Merry Widow and many more! In addition to our much-loved opera works, we will also be presenting dramatic works from musical theatre.  At November’s The Merry Widow concerts, suggestions were being taken for what YOU would like to see performed in Opera by Candlelight 2012 … keep the suggestions rolling – either contact me via the contacts page, or email carlrafferty@bigpond.com.
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29 December 2011 Opera for a Summers Night

Time: 6:30pm
Admission: $30
Location: Grand Hall of the Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
An evening of insanely beautiful music.  Arias and duets by Bizet, Donizetti, Gluck, Meyerbeer, Saint-Saens and Verdi.  Artists include: Kate Rafferty (soprano), Silvia Colloca (mezzo soprano), Daniel Sloman (tenor), Benjamin Sloman (tenor), Raphael Hudson (baritone) and Samantha Joseph (flautist).
Program lasts approximately 1hour and 20mins.
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3, 4, 5, and 6 November 2011 The Merry Widow

Time: November 3 & 4: 7pm start, November 5 & 6: 6pm start
Admission: $60 table seat/$40 gallery seat
Bookings and Enquiries: carlrafferty@bigpond.com
Location: Albert Hall, Canberra, ACT
Love. Money. Trouble. The Merry Widow is an operetta about a rich widow and her countrymen’s attempts to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband.  Things of course don’t quite go as planned.
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24 September 2011  A Toast to Melba

Time: Evening
Admission: None
Bookings and Enquiries: carlrafferty@bigpond.com
Location: Scots Church, Melbourne
A tribute concert to Australia’s Dame Nellie Melba and John Lemmone, featuring some of their best loved works for flute and soprano. Performed by flautist Samantha Joseph, joined by soprano Kate Rafferty and pianist Carl Rafferty.
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2 and 3 September 2011   A Toast to Melba

Time: Friday 2 September @ 8pm
Saturday 3 September @ 5pm + 7pm
Admission: $30
Bookings and Enquiries:  https://www.patronbase.com/_ST/Productions/MELB/Performances or phone 02 6247 1223
Location: Street Theatre, Corner of Childers Street & University Avenue. Canberra ACT
Join us in celebrating the 150th birthday of the Marvelous Melba!  You will enjoy the great arias and beautiful ballads that made Melba the most famous performer of her age.
The programme will include excerpts from Rigoletto, Romeo & Juliet and La Traviata, and of course the famous Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor!
Performed by flautist Samantha Joseph, joined by soprano Kate Rafferty and pianist Carl Rafferty.
80 minutes – no interval.
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18 June – 11 July 2011 The Rome Festival Orchestra

Time: See below list of concerts
Admission: TBA
Bookings and Enquiries: romefestivalopera@yahoo.it
Location: Cortile Auditorium Palazzo Pio IX, Via dei Cavalieri del San Sepolero 1. ROME, Italy
I have recently been invited to perform with the Rome Festival Orchestra for their summer season of concerts. I will put up more details here as they become available. For a complete list of all of the The Rome Festival Orchestra’s upcoming concerts, visit their website at http://romefestival.org/UpcomingPerformances.htm
Here is a list of concerts I will be performing in. Updated regularly as details become available:
Friday 17 June – 8:45pm – Soloists from the Rome Festival Chorus, Orchestra and Ballet. (I am performing the Bach Solo Partita in A minor)
Saturday 18 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Opera and soloists from the Rome Festival Orchestra. (I am performing the Bach Solo Partita in A minor)
Sunday 19 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Opera and Soloists from the Rome Festival Orchestra. (I am performing Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Christine Draeger’s Melusina’s Dream for solo flute
Wednesday 22 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Opera, Ballet and Soloists from the Rome Festival Orchestra. (I am performing Ross Edwards’ Ulpirra for solo flute)
Thursday 23 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Opera and Soloists from the Rome Festival Orchestra. (I am performing Haydn’s London Trios per due flauti e fagotto Hob IV. Trio n. 3 in sol maggiore – Spiritoso, Andante, Allegro). Associate artists: Leonardo Russo (flauto) and Benjamin Bradley (fagotto)
Friday 24 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Opera and Soloists from the Rome Festival Orchestra. (I am performing Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream in sol minore for two flutes). Associate artists: Leonardo Russo (flauto)
Saturday 25 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra and Opera. (Performing as Primo Flauto in Suite da Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart)
Sunday 26 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra and Opera. “Una Notte a Vienna” – Vieni a Danzare con Noi Sulle Notte delle piu’ Belle Melodie dell’Epoca Straussiana (Come to dance with us in a night of more beautiful melodies and strauss waltzes). Program: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, op.67, Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss), Mozart duets: from Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi fan tutte, and Strauss’ An der schonen blauen Danau
Monday 27 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. I am performing in Haydn ‘s London Trios per due flauti e fagotto: Leonardo Russo and Samantha Joseph (flauti) and Benjamin Bradley (fagotto), and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore – Melodramma giocoso in due atti (A melodrama in two acts)
Tuesday 28 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing as Primo Flauto in Suite da Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) by Mozart
Wednesday 29 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing Suite da Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart)
Thursday 30 June – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing as Primo Flauto in Suite da La Traviata by Verdi)
Friday 1 July – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing on Ottavino (Piccolo) in Falstaff by Verdi)
Saturday 2 July – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore – Melodramma giocoso in due atti (A melodrama in two acts), and a Telemann Quartet for Flute, Bassoon, Oboe and Pianoforte
Sunday 3 July – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing on Ottavino (Piccolo) in Falstaff by Verdi)
Monday 4 July – 6:30pm – Rome Festival Orchestra and Opera. (Performing self-written ‘Gag’ Opera excerpts based on the fun and hilarity that has gone on behind-the-scenes during the Rome Festival
Tuesday 5 July – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing on Ottavino (Piccolo) in Falstaff by Verdi) FINAL performance of Falstaff – not to be missed!
Wednesday 6 July – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Soloists of the festival performing an eclectic mix of musica da camera (chamber music)
Thursday 7 July – 8:45pm – Rome Festival Orchestra, Opera, Ballet and Chorus. (Performing Strauss’ Tod und Verklarung (Death and Transfiguration), Debussy’s Nocturnes (Nuages, Fetes and Sirenes), and scenes from Verdi’s  Falstaff and Nabucco
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16 April 2011 Opera by Candlelight

Time: 7:00pm.
Admission: $39
Bookings and Enquiries: (02) 6962 8444
Location: Griffith Regional Theatre, 1 Neville Place, Griffith NSW
The public’s love affair with opera highlights continues in Griffith. This years’ concert features opera music from The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto, Lakme, Tales of Hoffman, Lucia di Lammermoor, Carmen, The Merry Widow and many more! The Opera by Candlelight company are presenting The Merry Widow in November this year… so keep your eyes and ears open for more information coming soon!
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4 and 5 March 2011 Twilight Serenade

Time: 6:00pm.
Admission: $30
Bookings and Enquiries: carlrafferty@bigpond.com
Location: St John’s Church, Constitution Avenue, Reid. Canberra ACT
You will enjoy beautiful and memorable melodies when flautist Samantha Joseph joins Carl and Kate Rafferty in a concert of Strauss, Elgar, Debussy, Joplin, Chopin and Tarrega. This concert is in the historic St. John’s Church; the perfect setting for romantic music. Join us for a glass of bubbly after the concert.
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6 and 20 February 2011 Opera by Candlelight

Time: 7:00pm.
Admission: Table seats $60, Gallery seats $40
Bookings and Enquiries: carlrafferty@bigpond.com
Location: Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. Canberra ACT
Canberra’s love affair with opera highlights continues in 2011. This years’ concert features opera music from The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto, Lakme, Tales of Hoffman, Lucia di Lammermoor, Carmen, The Merry Widow and many more! The Opera by Candlelight company are presenting The Merry Widow in November this year… so keep your eyes and ears open for more information coming soon!
Warwick Dunham (music director/arranger), Carl Rafferty (producer/pianist).
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21 August 2010 Oxford Flute Summer School

Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: Free
Bookings and Enquiries: ++ (0) 118 950 7865
Location: Silk Hall, Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX142HR. Oxford, UK.
The culmination of an intensive week-long course, students from the Oxford School’s Advanced Class will each present a solo flute piece that they have prepared throughout the week. The Oxford School’s Advanced Class is intended for postgraduate and professional players, giving trained players the boost needed to achieve the next level in their performance. The course consists of working with internationally acclaimed teachers to a unique curriculum designed by Michael Cox, between 6 to 8 hours of intensive study daily, masterclass performances, and this final concert performance!
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18 July 2010 Sacred Genius – Tortured Soul

Time: 3:00pm.
Admission: Adult $25, Concession $20, Student $10, Child $5
Bookings and Enquiries: (02) 6232 7248
Location: Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest (corner of Sydney Avenue). Canberra ACT
A concert of JS Bach Cantatas for Solo bass and Schumann Liederkreis Op 39.
Baritone Jeremy Tatchell presents a wonderful and varied program of classic pieces for Baritone voice, accompanied by Cantata ensemble including: Jenny Kain – organ, Lindy Reksten – violoncello, Jessica Donohue – oboe, Samantha Joseph – flute, Lisa Cannizzaro – soprano, Bronwyn Douglass – mezzo, Robert Shearer – tenor, and with Elena Nikulina – piano (Liederkreis)
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9 June 2010 The Flute Mythology

Time: 12:40 – 1:20pm.
Admission: Entry $2, Refreshments $1
Bookings and Enquiries: (02) 6232 7248
Location: Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest (corner of Sydney Avenue). Canberra ACT
Samantha Joseph (flute) with associate artist Anthony Smith (piano) present a program based on the The Flute Mythology. All pieces have a basis in ancient mythological stories with the flute playing an integral part in the tale. The program includes: La Flute de Pan (Mouquet) Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck) Chant de Linos (Jolivet)
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12 April 2010 Samantha Joseph in Concert

Time: 12:40 – 1:20pm.
Admission: Entry $2, Refreshments $1
Bookings and Enquiries: (02) 6232 7248
Location: Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest (corner of Sydney Avenue). Canberra ACT
Samantha Joseph (flute) with Anthony Smith (piano) present Samantha’s mid-year ANU Masters recital program at Wesley Music Centre. Performing works of William Lovelock, J.S. Bach and Henri Dutilleux.
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27 March 2010 Music at Lunchtime

Time: 12:30pm.
Admission: Includes banquet lunch and concert
Bookings and Enquiries: (02) 6125 5700
Location: University House, The Australian National University, Corner of Balmain Crescent & Liversidge Street, Acton. Canberra ACT
Samantha Joseph (flute) and friends performing a selection of varied and dynamic pieces for flute, guitar and piano. Modern works by Australian composers are a special highlight!
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17 -20 March 2010 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Time: 8:00pm.
Admission: $17.80, $20.80, $22.80
Bookings and Enquiries: www.museatsyd.com/sweeney
Location: Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre. Sydney NSW
Four amazing nights presenting the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
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6 and 7 February 2010 Opera by Candlelight

Time: 8:00pm.
Admission: $34
Bookings and Enquiries: carlrafferty@bigpond.com
Location: Stage 88, Commonwealth Park. Canberra ACT
Come join the Opera by Candlelight cast for an evening of dramatic music under the stars… Presenting music from Les Contes de Hoffman, Lakme, Rigoletto and plenty more. This year the featured opera is Bizet’s Carmen. The story is of a beautiful young gypsy with a fiery temper… Warwick Dunham (music director/arranger), Carl Rafferty (producer/pianist).
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29 Oct – 1 November 2010 A True Romance

Time: 29 and 30 October: 7:30pm, 31 October: 8:00pm, 1 November: 5:00pm
Admission: Adult $39, Concession $34, Under 21 $29
Bookings and Enquiries: (02) 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
Location: Street Theatre, Corner of Childers Street & University Avenue. Canberra ACT
A celebration of Opera, Ballet and Melody… Come on a journey to an age of romance and beauty. You will be entertained by extraordinary singers, dancers and musicians as they present your favourite classical and romantic moments with sets and lighting re-creating the atmosphere of a Parisian salon in the age of romance!
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18 September 2009 Chilean Embassy Celebration

Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Private
Bookings and Enquiries:
Location: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place. Canberra ACT
The Chilean Embassy celebrates the 199th Anniversary of the National Day of Chile with Chilean folkloric dances and a piano recital by famed Chilean pianist Felipe Brown, joined in recital by Lina Xi (piano) and Samantha Joseph (flute), presenting works from Chili and Australia.
di Lammermoor, Carmen, The Merry Widow and many more! The Opera by Candlelight company are presenting The Merry Widow in November this year… so keep your eyes and ears open for more information coming soon