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9 hours 41 minutes ago

This will be well worth the time and effort for teachers and students alike PLUS the lovely ladies of Fluteworthy always ensure that you have a FANTASTIC time at their events! Book NOW! and get your hands on their book and their immense experience - Definitely one not to miss!

As a special event for all the Sydney flute players who couldn't get to the Flute Festival in Brisbane last month, Fluteworthy will present a practice workshop to demonstrate our new book Practical Routines for Flute.

BRING YOUR FLUTE and try out some new practice routines.

We will finish as usual with tea, coffee and cake!

COST $50.00 includes a copy of the book and workshop attendance (book normally $58.00)

For more info about the book https://www.fluteworthy.com.au/collections/technical-development/products/practical-routines-for-flute-by-christine-draeger-jocelyn-fazzone-and-lamorna-nightingale

Flutation Australia

1 week 16 hours ago

SYO 2018 Applications

SYO Out & About
Audition Applications for SYO 2018 have opened and applications have been rolling in. If you are a current member use the unique link emailed to you on July 24 to access the application form. If you know any up-and-coming musicians or would like a copy of the brochure or a flyer to give to a musician you know, please email info@syo.com.au or direct them to syo.com.au/auditions/

Ambition & Virtuosity, the second concert in the 2017 Concert Series for The Sydney Youth Orchestra, was performed at Sydney Town Hall on August 5 and Wollongong Town Hall on August 6. The concert, conducted by Alexander Briger AO, featured London Symphony Orchestra violinist and SYO alumna Naoko Keatley who played the virtuosic Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and a performance of the ambitious Dvorak Symphony No. 7. The Sydney concert also featured SYO Philharmonic conducted by Brian Buggy OAM, performing Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Overture

After the concert at Sydney Town Hall we held our annual fundraiser, The Chair’s Gala Dinner, in The Town Hall Vestibule. Thank you to our Chair, Jan Bowen AM, for hosting such a beautiful event; to Lord Mayor Clover Moore for speaking; and to all those who attended and donated on the night. See more pictures from the night here: https://syo.com.au/about/2411-2/chairs-gala-dinner/.

Coming Up at SYO
This weekend is our final Meet The Orchestra concert for 2017. The Peter Seymour Orchestra are performing three concerts at Leichhardt Town Hall on Sunday 13 August at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30am. Tickets are available here: https://syo.com.au/events/concerts-for-families/

To celebrate our successful European Tour in April 2017 we are holding a movie night at Dendy Cinema, Circular Quay on Sunday 13 August. The night will feature performance of Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition from Budapest; and Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 from Berlin. Tickets available here: https://syo.com.au/syo-event/2017-syo-international-tour-film-premier/

On Sunday 20 August, Australian Tango Academy will be performing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of the Resonate 2017 concert series. Hear some of Sydney’s best young musicians play authentic Argentine tango music. Led by violinist and bandoneonista Maggie Ferguson Tango. Tickets available here: https://secure.artgallerysociety.org.au/Shop/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=8023

To finish up a big month of performances, SYO Philharmonic are performing as part of the Mosman Concert Series in the beautiful acoustics and surrounds of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Mosman. See your latest SYO Musician Card email for a special ticket offer for SYO parents and families. Learn more here: http://mosmanconcertseries.org/

Flutation Australia

1 week 2 days ago

Friday, 15 September 2017, 7pm, Adamstown, NSW featuring Sally Walker (flute) & Sal Whitwell (piano)

Flutation Australia

1 week 5 days ago

Newcastle - August 11th


Sally Walker (Baroque flute) explores the Late Renaissance and Baroque in music of Praetorius, Rossi, Quantz, Bach and Telemann, with Ruth Crosby (Baroque flute), Rosalind Halton (Harpsichord), Ben Crosby (Cello), Adam Manning (Hand Percussion) and the Nova Praetorians.

Nova Praetorians is a Newcastle-based Early Music Recorder ensemble, formed in 2014. Members are: Sally Walker (Descant), Ruth Crosby (Treble), José De Doná (Tenor) and Christopher Allan (Bass). Their repertoire has a focal point on early works, particularly those of Praetorius, but extends to the late Baroque.


MICHAEL PRAETORIUS - Selections from Terpsichore
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (arr. Douglas Williams) - Chorale and Choral Prelude, BWV 364/626
SALAMONE ROSSI - Sinfonia from Libre 3
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - Sonata in C Major BWV 1033
GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN - Methodical Sonata in G, TWV 41:G4
JOHANN JOACHIM QUANTZ - Trio Sonata in A minor, QV 2:40

Entry free.


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