By Kyra Gillespie
A unique performance by internationally acclaimed local musicians is coming to Bunjil Place.
The Casey Chamber Musicians (CCM) are collaborating with David Urquahart Jones, a nationally celebrated local composer and pianist on Sunday 26 November.
The musicians will present music by the local composer alongside repertoire by Franz Schubert and modern whiz Araham Khachaturian.
“The Casey Chamber Musicians are delighted to make a personal connection with David”, CCM founder and clarinettist Belinda Bolger said.
“More needs to be done to recognise local artisans, and by supporting our composers we give them a chance to have their voices heard and respected within their own community.
“We hope that our connection with David is just the start of a continued relationship.”
David has compositions listed on the VCE syllabus and has published several works for a variety of genres, however, the CCM concert will be the first time that David’s music will be played at such a prestigious venue locally.
The concert will feature soprano Anna Margolis, who has worked with the Welsh National Opera and Opera Australia and is featured in this concert singing Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock; violinist Marisa Hatibi, a local musician with international acclaim having held the position of concertmaster with the Albanian Radio and Television orchestra for several years before moving to the City of Casey; Morna Hu, an in-demand pianist who has performed at the White Night festival and is a graduate from ANAM; and clarinettist Belinda Bolger, who has international performance experience as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician and founder of the Casey Chamber Musicians.
“We are passionate about presenting a wide range of chamber music, featuring a diverse range of instrument combinations.
“Through the performance, we hope to highlight the achievements of David’s career and also perhaps connect with other exceptional local artists and composers!”
The intimate setting of the studio means that the audience can become more engaged with the performers connecting with the finer nuances of the music.
Tickets $26/19 can be purchased online at https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/events.
Local composers and artists are encouraged to get in touch with the ensemble either by Facebook or email email@example.com .