Dusk at Gabbinbar Presents the Arabesque Trio

At 6pm on Wed 3 Feb, 2016, the Arabesque Trio (Nicola Hayden, flute; Elizabeth Lawrence, viola and Maree Kilpatrick, piano) will be performing a beautiful program of CPE Bach, Martinu, Hindemith and more, as well a recent work for the trio by young American composer, Graham Cohen!  The recital will be held at the lovely Gabbinbar Homestead, 344 Ramsay St Middle Ridge.  Tickets are on sale at www.trybooking.com, and visit the facebook page for more information!

AYO National Music Camp – Orchestral Management Program

Many thanks to Elissa Seed, my team mates and everyone on camp for a wonderful learning experience in the Orchestral Management Programme at Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp, in Canberra, 2-17 Jan 2016. It’s broadened my horizons no end and I can’t wait to apply the new skills and knowledge!

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    UPCOMING – The Jacaranda Trio, St Luke’s Church Toowoomba

UPCOMING – The Jacaranda Trio, St Luke’s Church Toowoomba

On Friday 18 September, at 12:30pm at St Luke’s Church, Toowoomba, Nicola Hayden (flute), Danielle Skerman (cello) and Maree Kilpatrick (piano) will perform works by Hummel, Goossens, Damase and more.  Tickets are $10, sold at the door.

UPCOMING – The Arabesque Trio, Jimbour House

On Sunday 6 September, 2:00 pm, Nicola Hayden (flute), Elizabeth Lawrence (viola) and Maree Kilpatrick (piano) will be performing a programme of chamber works Ibert, Martinu, Hindemith and others in the drawing room of Jimbour House on the Darling Downs.  Tickets are $25 members, $30 non-members, $27 concession, $10 school-aged children.  For more information visit the Dalby Arts Council website.

Australian Youth Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder

From 15-19 July 2015, together with keyboardists Cara Tran and Lachlan Dorse, I had the privilege of playing celeste in Mahler’s 6th Symphony with Australian Youth Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Mark Elder.  On the conclusion of rehearsals in Melbourne, we performed at Hamer Hall, Melbourne, on 17 July, followed by Sydney Opera House, on 19 July.

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Empire Theatre’s Production of ‘Mary Poppins’

From March through June, I was busily involved as a repetiteur/orchestral keyboardist with Empire Theatre (Toowoomba)’s production of the ever popular ‘Mary Poppins’, working under Director/Choreographer Alison Valette and Musical Director Lorraine Fuller.  It was such an exciting project to be part of, and all of the shows were excellently received – visit Stage Whispers to read a review and see some beautiful photos from the show!

Dusk at Gabbinbar Presents a French Music Recital

On 4 March 2015, at 6pm, Nicola Hayden (flute), Elizabeth Lawrence (viola), Sharon Matheson (harp) and Maree Kilpatrick (piano) presented a recital of French music at Gabbinbar Homestead to conclude the Dusk at Gabbinbar Recital Series.  Thankyou to Gabbinbar Homestead for your hosting and generous support of this series!

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    Dusk at Gabbinbar Presents Rianne Wilschut (clarinet), Elizabeth Lawrence (viola) and Maree Kilpatrick (piano)

Dusk at Gabbinbar Presents Rianne Wilschut (clarinet), Elizabeth Lawrence (viola) and Maree Kilpatrick (piano)

On Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 6pm, Rianne Wilschut (clarinet), Elizabeth Lawrence (viola) and Maree Kilpatrick (piano) presented a chamber music recital of Bruch, Mozart and others as part of the Dusk at Gabbinbar Recital Series, at the lovely Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba.  To see more of Helen Kilpatrick’s photography from the evening, please visit the Facebook album.

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Adam Summer School, Nelson, New Zealand

In February 2015 I had the privilege of participating in New Zealand String Quartet’s Adam Summer School, held in Nelson, South Island New Zealand, from 7-15 February 2015.   Each year this chamber music course brings approximately 30 of New Zealand’s talented young string players and pianists together to rehearse and perform significant chamber music works from the 19th and 20th centuries.  I collaborated with Anna (violin) and Dominic (cello) Lee on Shostakovich’s Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, Op. 67, performing the entire work in the final concert in the lovely Old St John’s on Sunday 15 February 2015.  Thankyou to Diedre Irons and the New Zealand String Quartet for your excellent coaching and to those who organised and hosted the summer school.  Another highlight of the time in Nelson was performing in a masterclass with international concert pianist Kathryn Stott and attending several of the performances of the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival.

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Dusk at Gabbinbar presents Robert, Johnny and Jane Van Gend

Excited about the upcoming second concert of the Dusk at Gabbinbar Recital Series featuring talented musicians Robert, Johnny and Jane Van Gend! Tickets are available at www.trybooking.com and contact duskatgabbinbar@hotmail.com or Maree on 0435648085 for more information!

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