Tosca @ The Independent Theatre

Tosca opens tonight! Come join us for one of Sydney’s operatic highlights for 2015!

Set in Rome in June 1800, with Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, Puccini’s compelling and confronting opera Tosca narrows in on three characters, emotionally and politically bound in desire and betrayal.

When her lover, Cavaradossi, is captured by Rome’s secret police, Floria Tosca is forced to make a deal with police chief Scarpia. But Tosca decides that she will leave nothing to chance when it comes to saving her lover.

Hear a teaser of the show here!  Book tickets here.

Tosca

Puccini’s taut drama comes to The Independent Theatre, North Sydney in October for a limited season. Tosca – Anna Louise Cole, Cavaradossi – Martin Buckingham, Scarpia – Sitiveni Talei. Conductor – Steven Stanke.

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Concert this Friday: Music Contemporary 2015

This Friday 25 September at 8pm: The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc. (SCO) will be showcasing a wide selection of new contemporary works for orchestra at Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium.  We will also be performing the beautiful Swan Lake Suite by Tchaikovsky in the second half.  Book now to reserve your seats!  (Details on my Concert Page).

The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra is an innovative orchestra for modern orchestral music.  Supported by The SCO Foundation, the orchestra hosts regular charity concerts to promote new music compositions by the contemporary composers from all around the world.

Listen to some of our music from past concerts here!

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CD available now! Songs of Love and Passion!

Debut CD out now! Songs of Love and Passion, by Samantha Joseph (flute) and Samantha Warhurst (voice), featuring the spectacular Glenn Amer on piano.

Great to buy for yourself, or as a gift for another music lover, there is a wide selection of songs featuring everything from the opera classics, reworked to showcase the beautiful clear sounds of the flute with the stunning operatic vocal parts, to jazz-inspired numbers to relax to on a summer’s night.

Contact me now on info@samanthajoseph.com.au to have the hard-copies shipped straight to you, or visit the iTunes store to download the tracks via the link below:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/songs-of-love-and-passion/id1036278214

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Live on 2GB 873 AM!

Tune into 2GB 873 AM today at 3:30pm to hear Samantha Joseph and Samantha Warhurst perform a few songs from their brand new debut CD, Songs of Love and Passion, on Ben Fordham’s Sydney Live drive program!

Contact me via info@samanthajoseph.com.au to buy a CD for yourself or as a gift!

Tune in to the radio from 3:30pm today, Friday 11 September, or via the link below! :)

http://www.2gb.com/listen-live

Podcast available at:  http://www.2gb.com/article/ben-fordham-samantha-warhurst-and-samantha-joseph

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Coming soon… debut CD “Songs of Love and Passion”

Coming soon… I am excited to announce that Samantha Warhurst and I are releasing our first CD entitled “Songs of Love and Passion” on the 11th of September!  We are again accompanied by the fabulous Glenn Amer.  Keep an ear out for how you can get your hands on a copy!

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Fundraiser gig for The Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation

Saturday night, Samantha Warhurst (soprano) and I performed at a charity fundraiser event for the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation Fundraiser Event. Their vision is to see a “100% survival for all children with cancer and prevention of their suffering”.

For every 10 children diagnosed with cancer, three do not survive and here in Australia, that translates to three children losing their lives to cancer every week. Of those children who survive, many will have chronic health problems as a direct result of their treatments.

Since 2000, the Foundation has been committed to raising funds for much needed and vital cancer research, supporting the provision of a full range of clinical services to patients, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and adolescents.

There has been significant improvement in the life expectancy of children post diagnosis, however research and clinical trials are essential to ensure that we are continually moving forward toward our goal of 100% survival for ALL children.

We raised some much-needed funds at this event, but there is still much research to be done to reach the goal of 100% survival for all children with cancer.   To find out more about the organisation, and to donate, click here.

Steven Walter Cancer Foundation gig Aug 2015

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CD recording!

Hi Music lovers!

I am SO excited to announce that the wonderful soprano Samantha Warhurst and myself have just finished recording our very first CD…  All of our favourite tracks (and some new ones!) from our popular concert series.

The fabulous Glenn Amer joined us on piano and Christopher Hayles did the audio wizardry in a live studio recording all in the one room to give a more intimate feel to the final recordings… just like you would experience in our concerts :)

We had lots of fun recording the tracks over two days, and can’t wait to update you with when the cd’s will be made and ready for release!

Stay tuned…!

Sam

cd recording June 2015

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Songs of Autumn – Sunday 1 March 2015

Samantha Joseph (flautist) and Samantha Warhurst (soprano), together with pianist Glenn Amer, present Songs of Autumn.
Please join us on Sunday 1st March at 2pm for an uplifting afternoon featuring stunning operatic, musical theatre and jazz works, arranged for soprano, flute and piano.
The concert will be held at the beautiful Christ Church at Lavender Bay, a short walk from North Sydney Station, and plenty of on-street parking. Following the concert, you will be served complimentary champagne on the lawn, overlooking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, while you enjoy the first afternoon ofAutumn.Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for concessions to be paid on the day (cash only), but they should be reserved by emailing info@samanthajoseph.com.au (for catering purposes please).

We look forward to seeing you there!
 
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Skylark

As I type, preparations are underway for a new concert collaboration between myself and Sydney-based soprano (and very good friend!) Samantha Warhurst. The concert is “Songs of Autumn” and will feature all our favourite opera, musical and jazz works for flute and soprano… with an Autumn-theme! How appropriate seeing as it will be on the 1st day of Autumn – put the date in your diaries!!

1st March, at Christ Church, Lavender Bay. Sydney. 2pm.

More details are coming soon… but as a teaser here is a video of us performing the jazz-themed Skylark.

Skylark singing

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Pagliacci in Coffs Harbour

Still on a high from the fabulous weekend and successful performance of Pagliacci at Opera by the Ocean festival in Coffs Harbour. Definitely worth the 16hr round trip! And a great chance for all of us at Sydney Independent Opera to perform the show again after the Sydney concerts. The theatre was full and the audience were fantastic. Just wish we had more time to look around Coffs before heading back to Sydney!

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