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A Delightful and Rare Concert

Term 2

In Term 2 music students have the privilege of attending the Riverina Conservatorium's Live at Lunch Concerts. For eight weeks each Thursday lunchtime students are treated to a variety of performances from solo singers to large bands. Here are some snapshots of their experiences.

Thursday 26 May 2022

Today students enjoyed a delightful and ‘rare’ concert from a wind quintet comprising local wind players, Keith Griffin (flute), Kara Williams (oboe), Braam de Villiers (clarinet), Emilie Wendt (French horn) and Fran Griffin (bassoon).

Compositions performed featured an array of exceptional works by Isaac Albeniz, Paul Taffanel, Malcolm Arnold, Fran Griffin and others. ‘Rare’ because there are few oboe, bassoon and French horn players, especially in a regional area. Those instruments are also considered ‘endangered’. Might be a good time to choose one!

Abigail: "This concert was unique and my favourite instrument was the oboe."

Elaina: "The music was very fast!"

Cadel: "I found it interesting to learn about endangered instruments and my favourite was the flute."

Thursday 19 May 2022

The fourth Live at Lunch Concert presented by the Riverina Conservatorium of Music was held last week at the Wagga Baptist Church. A number of College music students were treated to a series of songs from mezzo-soprano Larissa Burak, as she accompanied herself on the traditional Ukrainian instrument, the bandoura.

Elaina, Year 5 student, summed up the mood of this special concert: "I loved the sad songs – they were very expressive."

Thursday 13 May 2022

Students had the pleasure of attending the 3rd concert in the Riverina Conservatorium Music Lunchtime Series. The concert featured local musicians Phoebe Xeros (piano) and Rhiannon Xeros (violin). Both Phoebe and Rhiannon have supported the College Music Program for many years, performing with College ensembles and teaching in several of our classroom music programs. Rhiannon (nee Scriven) is a former College Captain and graduate of 2012. The concert featured violin and piano compositions by French composers Camille Saint-Saens and Claude Debussy, and solo piano works by Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc.

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