The Concerteenies is partnering with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival on Saturday June 1 at 11am at the Yarraville Pop-Up Village (just outside the Sun). We’re bringing you Jacqueline Gawler on vocals, Tamara Murphy on bass, Louise Goh on keys and Kieren Rafferty on drums.
So our next recital is on a Tuesday, the 13th of November, 10 30 am at Kindred Studios.
This concert is a very special combination of both music, poetry and art as performers Stephanie Eldridge and Ryan Williams play violin and recorder in styles ranging from baroque music to folk.
All of their music is inspired by the beautiful book, The Dam.
Not only is this the first time we have had a violinist and a recorder player performing, it’s the first time our artists have devised their programme around a story so we are super excited to see the little ones’ response to this one!
Megan has performed with a diverse range of musical ensembles, from the Melbourne Symphony and the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, through to touring with Jose Carreras and the Bolshoi Ballet, as well as acts as diverse as Kanye West, The Whitlams and The Wiggles. Her television appearances include ‘Good Morning Australia’, ‘It Takes Two’ ‘Dancing with the Stars and ‘Spicks and Specks’.
The Concerteenies played a small part in the 2018 Newport Folk Festival, kicking off on the Sunday morning with a bit of French horn, jazz and bassoon with the combined talents of Katie Pryce, Alex Waites and Carol Wang.
We all had a great time contributing to the annual festival – the Newport Folk & Fiddle Club is a fantastic part of the inner west community, so we feel very humble to have been part of the event.
You and your little people will love the deep groove of Tamara’s double bass, accompanied by Nat Bartsch on piano.
Tamara Murphy is a renowned bassist on the Australian music scene. Playing in the jazz, indie and pop music industries, she is very versatile and appears on many varied recordings. She is known for her strong groove-based playing style and her lyrical soloing ability.
Great news! The next Concerteenies concert is on a Tuesday – 8 May 2018! Actually, more importantly, it will be played by Carol Wang on the bassoon. She’s a thrilling classical player with lots of tricks up her sleeve.
We can’t wait to introduce you and your little ones to her music.
We’re really happy to be joined by saxophone and guitar jazz duo, Jack Beeche and Dan Mamrot, for a special school holidays edition of The Concerteenies. As with the under 5s, children are free, and tickets remain $18 online (click below) or $20 per adult on the door.
Choose a date to find out more about the musicians and the event.
Melbourne-based Singapore cellist, Noella’s playing has been recognised for her ‘expressive sound’ (The Straits Times) and of ‘exceptional talent and innate musicality, one with superb technique and interpretation.’ (Sina.com.cn)
Trained as a cellist and pianist in the UK and the US, Noella is an avid musician of new and world music collaborations. She has premiered numerous compositions and continues to actively collaborate with composers and interdisciplinary artistes. Noella has appeared with numerous orchestras and given many concerts both as a soloist and chamber musician across Australasia, Europe and the United States. She is the resident cellist of Trio Anima Mundi.
Highlights of past seasons include working with Ad Hoc Collective String Quartet, Maya Dance Theatre, Brahms Double with the Saigon Philharmonic and formerly as artistic co-director of the cross-cultural project (Singapore’s 50th) with Bridges Collective commissioning Singapore composers through a series of concerts across Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and releasing an album as part of the duo ella & kai.
Deeply passionate about using music to effect change, she is an advocate of the arts reaching the underserved communities and is the co founder of ARCO, a global art education initiative that seeks to bring creativity through the arts to underserved communities all around the world. She is currently building this program in Myanmar. A dedicated educator, Noella currently teaches and conducts the Fusion Ensemble at Lauriston Girls’ School.
Born in Singapore, Noella began learning the piano at age 3 and started the cello at 12. She was accepted into the Purcell School at 13. Noella has been a scholarship recipient of both Lee and Shaw Foundations, NAC Gifted Young Musician’s Award, prizewinner of the Audi Young Musician and the Lesley Alexander Prize for outstanding performance at the Royal College of Music, UK. Her teachers include her father Yan Yin Wing, Herminia Ilano, Pal Banda, Joyce Rathbone, Alexander Boyarsky and Erling Blöndal Bengtsson.
Subsequently a John P. Miller fellow at the University of Michigan, Noella received a Double Masters in Performance and Chamber Music and was also awarded the Gustavé Rosseels Chamber Award and appointed cellist of the university’s resident Rosseels Quartet.
The Concerteenies is proud to present Noella Yan, an extraordinary classical and crossover cellist, on two dates – Wednesday 28 February and Friday 2 March, both at Kindred Studios, 3 Harris Street (next to Yarraville Gardens), Yarraville, in the Bar & Function Space.