Concert 3 (past concert)
Featuring Fine Music FM ‘Young Virtuosi’ and HSC students and Jazz Ensemble from St Pauls College, Manly.
Venue: Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel, St Patrick’s Estate, Darley Road Manly.
Award winning pianist Sally Whitwell maintains a busy freelance career as performer, conductor, composer and educator from her base in Sydney.
Sally’s most recent solo release All Imperfect Things; solo piano music of Michael Nyman won the 2013 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album as well as Best Engineer for ABC Classics very own tonmeister Virginia Read, the first time that a woman has ever won this award. Additionally, her debut album Mad Rush: solo piano music of Philip Glass won her the 2011 ARIA for Best Classical Album. Her sophomore album The Good, the Bad and the Awkward is a truly unique compilation of film music where she played not only piano but toy piano, harpsichord, recorder and melodica. Sally plans to record a fourth album in 2014 featuring her own compositions in the art song, choral and chamber music genres.
Recent solo concert appearances for Sally have included the world premiere of the Philip Glass Complete Piano Etudes for Perth International Arts Festival and Ten Tiny Dancers, an all-singing-all-playing-all-dancing cabaret piano recital for the Famous Spiegeltent season at Arts Centre Melbourne. In 2014, Sally will travel to Los Angeles and New York City to perform again with Philip Glass. She will also be touring extensively within Australia, including shows for Adelaide Fringe Festival, concerts at Riversdale for the Bundanon Trust and various trips to regional centres on the NSW South Coast and Byron Bay.
For more information about Sally Whitwell, visit her website.
For this concert, Sally performs one of her own compositions:
1. Reels / 2. In the middle / 3. Waltzing Alone / 4. Spin Out
Young Virtuosi at Fine Music
Young Virtuosi at Fine Music 102.5 provides Broadcast and performance opportunities for young musicians as well as an annual Young Virtuoso Competition.
Amy Huang, violin
Associate artist: Phillida Green
15 year old Amy is in year 10 at Ascham School. Amy is the Concert Master for the Ascham School Orchestra and the Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
Henryk WIENIAWSKI: Scherzo tarantelle Op 16
Alexander Tran, piano
9 year old Alex is in Year 4 at Knox Prep School. Alex is in the School String Ensemble and the Prep Orchestra. Alex plays the National Anthem at the weekly school assembly.
Edvard GRIEG: Notturno
Heitor VILLA-LOBOS: O Polichinelo
Anna Chung, clarinet
Associate artist: Katherine Shin
11 year old Anna is in year 6 at North Rocks Public School. Anna is the first Clarinet and Leader of the School Band.
Camille SAINT-SAENS: Sonata Op. 167 4th Mvt.
Jacob GORDON: No 4 , Soliloquy
Kevin Fan, piano
11 year old Kevin is in year 6 at Sydney Grammar St Ives Prep. Kevin, a School Scholar, plays in the School Orchestra and the String ensemble.
Edvard GRIEG: Butterfly
Jared Cheung, cello
Associate artist: Rebbeca Cheng
14 year old Jared is in year 9 at Barker College. Jared Is The School Music captain and plays in the Barker School Symphony Orchestra.
Pyotr Il’yich TCHAIKOVSKY: Pezzo Capriccioso Op. 62
Mathew Zhou, percussion
Associate artist: Evan Streater
11 year old Mathew is in year 6 at West Pymble Public School. Mathew plays in his school Band and in the North Sydney Regional Primary School Band
Vittorio MONTI: Czardas
Johannes BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No 5
St Paul’s Catholic College Jazz Ensemble
The St Paul’s Music Department continues to build on the foundations of offering many varied opportunities for students from the Northern beaches. Our students perform a variety of music from different genres; Classical, Jazz, South American and different genres of Rock Music.
They have performed at the Manly International Jazz festival and also made their first CD.
St Pauls students continue to achieve high marks in the NSW HSC often ranking in the top ten percent Band 6 results.
Performers: Daniel Villarreal, Jack Van Vliet, Josh Brannon, Anders Alama, Will Quail, Matthew Shanks, Dan Parker, Lachlan Miles.
The Chicken – Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis
The chicken is a wonderful piece composed by Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis but made famous by bass guitar virtuoso Jaco Pastorius who in his short career performed and recorded with Weather Report and Joni Mitchell. Featuring on bass guitar Daniel Villarreal.
Chitlins Con Carne – Kenny Burrell
Chitlins was composed by jazz/blues guitarist Kenny Burrell and first released in 1963. Our guitarist tonight is Joshua Brannon.
Yellow after the Rain – Mitchell Peters
Composed by Mitchell Peters, this wonderful composition for Marimba features independent and double four mallet technique. A standard for marimba players throughout the world tonight our soloist is Jack Van Vliet.
Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
Composed by revered Jazz composer Herbie Hancock in 1973 and first released on the landmark jazz album Head Hunters. The arrangement and solo tonight is by Anders Alama.
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
This Stevie Wonder classic released on the 1976 album ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ celebrated the birth of his daughter Aisha. Performed on solo bass guitar tonight by Daniel Villarreal.
St. Thomas – Sonny Rollins
The famous American jazz tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins released this piece on his 1956 album ‘Saxophone Colossus’. This song evolved from an original Caribbean folk song.
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
First released on the 1980 album ‘Hotter than July’ this work was written as an ode to the reggae compositions of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
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