Past concerts

3pm Sunday 3 September 2017

Emanuel Ensemble presents

"Totally Telemann!"

Callaway Auditorium, University of Western Australia

The Emanuel Ensemble was formed in 1988 to mark the bicentenary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. For almost thirty years they have been delighting Perth audiences with their own unique brand of friendly enjoyable music making with a strong focus on the Bach family, presenting regular concerts of chamber music for mixed ensemble of wind, strings and keyboard, performed by Perth’s finest musicians.

Commemorating the 250th anniversary of his death, this Fathers Day concert is a tribute to Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), who was god-father of the Emanuel Ensemble’s namesake, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Telemann is one of the most popular composers of the Baroque era, and this programme presents a selection of his finest trio sonatas, revealing the extraordinary genius of this Baroque master.

The Emanuel Ensemble returns to the Callaway Music Auditorium at the University of WA’s School of Music. With its excellent acoustics and comfortable tiered seating, this wood-panelled concert room provides the perfect setting for this exquisite programme.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute & recorder
Zak Rowntree - violin
Louise McKay - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


3pm Sunday 6 August 2017

“Songs after Hans Christian Andersen”

presented by The Weatherly Club

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a special presentation by The Weatherly Club, a society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song.

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), best known for penning the immortal words of “Danny Boy.” Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day. One of his most enduring creative partnerships was with James Lynam Molloy (composer of “Love’s Sweet Song”), and their successful collaboration produced many delightful songs.

This programme presents a rarely performed set of songs by Weatherly and Molloy, inspired by the tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Originally released as single items over a five-year period, these twelve songs are now brought together for the first time for this performance as a complete song cycle. Weatherly’s lyrics perfectly distill the essence of Andersen’s enchanting tales, and are beautifully enhanced by Molloy’s evocative musical settings, including “The Little Match Girl” and “Death and the Nightingale.” Flute solos of the period will complement the songs.

Your host for the afternoon is John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist. He will be joined by popular soprano Fiona Mariah and pianist Lisa Rowntree, with flautist Emily Gunson.

We look forward to your company at this elegant event!

Fan mail

"Another delightful programme at my favourite venue! (Eileen Joyce Studio) Thank you sincerely for the effort and attention to detail that goes in, to give us such wonderful concerts - much appreciated. The delightful interspersed gems played by Emily Gunson (flute) with the amazing Lisa Rowntree on piano, and of course the delightfully animated vocals - just so entertaining! - and extra special, providing the lyrics - very thoughtful." Yvonne, from Maylands (Concert, 6 August 2017)


3pm Sunday 14 May 2017

Emanuel Ensemble presents

"Bach & Sons"

Callaway Auditorium, University of Western Australia

The Emanuel Ensemble was formed in 1988 to mark the bicentenary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. For almost thirty years they have been delighting Perth audiences with their own unique brand of friendly enjoyable music making with a strong focus on the Bach family, presenting regular concerts of chamber music for mixed ensemble of wind, strings and keyboard, performed by Perth’s finest musicians.

A Mothers Day Tribute to the Bach Family

This year’s Mothers Day concert presents a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach and his two wives, with a variety of chamber music by JS Bach and each of his four musically famous sons - Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian.

For this concert, the Emanuel Ensemble returns to the Callaway Auditorium at the University of WA’s School of Music. With its excellent acoustics and intimate atmosphere, this air-conditioned wood-panelled concert room provides the perfect setting for this special Mothers Day event.

Artists:

Emily Gunson & Tresna Stampalia - flutes
Rebecca Glorie - violin
Sophie Curtis - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord & piano


3pm Sunday 19 March 2017

Emanuel Ensemble presents

"French Reflections - A Healing Concert"

Church of the Resurrection, 105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

The healing power of music has been acknowledged by many throughout the ages. Music eases the pain of loss and bereavement, and soothes the heartache of separation from loved ones. Music lifts depression, and it can even help to alleviate painful symptoms of physical illness.

This autumn Healing Concert, during the reflective season of Lent, offers an opportunity for peaceful contemplation while immersed in a beautiful sound world. Flautist Emily Gunson has created a unique programme, featuring gentle and expressive French music composed by contemporaries of Debussy, including Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Gaubert and Caplet, presented by the Emanuel Ensemble with Zak Rowntree (violin) and Lisa Rowntree (piano), interspersed with exquisite French art songs performed by Elisa Wilson.

The venue is the elegant Church of the Resurrection, newly restored with an inspiring blend of traditional and modern architecture. With its light and airy interior and majestic gum trees out front, the Church provides the perfect ambience of serenity for this Healing Concert.

Come and share a special afternoon of gentle reflection, with the sweet and healing balm of beautiful music, followed by complimentary afternoon tea.

Fan mail

"I very much enjoyed your selection of beautiful music! The venue was perfect for such a performance - so peaceful and calming. In particular, I loved the "Soir sur la plaine" (by Gaubert), and that "Panis Angelicus" (Franck) took me back to my school days at Victoria Square - we sang it in the choir - and Elisa Wilson was superb!!" Yvonne, from Maylands (Concert, 19 March 2017)


Summer Mozart Festival

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Celebrate the magic of Mozart with this exciting Summer Festival of four delightful chamber music concerts!

This Festival brings to life the musical world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most loved of all composers. Enjoy a variety of his music, complemented by works composed by his friends, colleagues, and even his own son, with readings from Mozart’s own letters.

The four varied programmes feature music by Mozart ranging from lyrical divertimentos, an early quartet arrangement of “Don Giovanni,” and two sparkling symphonies composed by the teenaged genius, performed by the W. A. Mozarteum with Perth’s finest musicians. The highlight will be Mozart’s most loved piano concerto, no.23 in A major (K.488), performed by special guest artist, distinguished Russian concert pianist Irina Vasileva (Concert 4).

Works by Mozart’s contemporaries include rarely heard chamber music for a variety of instrumental combinations, by Franz Xaver Mozart, Cannabich, Danzi, Rosetti, Vanhal, Fröhlich and Wendling.

The Festival is directed by flautist Dr. Emily Gunson, who has performed for the Mozart Gesellschaft Kurpfalz in Mannheim, Germany.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Tresna Stampalia - flute
Ashley Smith - clarinet
Catherine Cahill - clarinet
Natalya Czernicziw - bassoon
Melanie Starkey - bassoon
Robert Gladstones - French horn
Dorée Dixon - French horn
Zak Rowntree - violin
Rebecca Glorie - violin
Andrea Mendham - violin
Alex Brogan - viola
Sally Boud - viola
Louise McKay - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass

Guest artist: Irina Vasileva - piano

Concert One: "Mozart - Talented Teen"
3pm Sunday 22 January 2017
Callaway Auditorium
University of Western Australia

The Festival opens with an exciting concert featuring two brilliant symphonies by the teenaged Mozart, composed in 1772 and 1773 for the Salzburg court orchestra, scored for strings with pairs of flutes and French horns (no.21 in A major, K.134; and no.27 in G major, K.199).

Also on the programme are trios for flute and two French horns (op.11) composed by Mozart’s son Franz Xaver at age seventeen, and a sparkling quintet in F major for two flutes, violin, viola and cello by Christian Cannabich, director of the renowned Mannheim court orchestra.

Concert Two: "Mozart Soirée on the Hill"
7pm Wednesday 25 January 2017
Zig Zag Cultural Centre
50 Railway Road, Kalamunda

The Festival continues with an intimate soirée at the award-winning Zig Zag Cultural Centre, with a programme of trios performed by Emily Gunson (flute), Rebecca Glorie (violin) and Louise McKay (cello).

This recital presents a rare performance of two of Mozart’s delightfully lyrical divertimentos (from K.App.229), originally composed for a trio of basset horns.

Also included are works by two of Mozart’s Mannheim friends – a quirky trio by the flautist Johann Baptist Wendling (GUN 8 no.4) and an Early-Romantic masterpiece by the cellist Franz Danzi (trio in E minor, op.71 no.2).

Concert Three: "Mozart and the Bohemians"
3pm Sunday 29 January 2017
Callaway Auditorium
University of Western Australia

This concert explores Mozart’s interactions with Bohemian musicians across Europe, and features two splendid works for flute, two French horns and string trio by Rosetti and Vanhal. Also an early quartet arrangement of Mozart’s great opera “Don Giovanni” which received its premiere performance in Prague in 1787.

Artists are Robert Gladstones and Dorée Dixon (French horns), with Emily Gunson (flute), Rebecca Glorie (violin), Sally Boud (viola) and Louise McKay (cello).

Concert Four: "Mozart - Piano Magic"
3pm Sunday 5 February 2017
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre
Canning Road (cnr Recreation Road)

The Festival concludes with a magnificent concert finale presented in the Theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre. This programme opens with a concerto for flute, strings and two French horns by Mozart’s friend Wendling, edited for performance by Dr. Emily Gunson (GUN 19). Also a newly rediscovered serenade for flute, clarinet, viola and cello by Joseph Fröhlich.

The highlight is Mozart’s best loved piano concerto, no.23 in A major (K.488), which features the unusual instrumentation of strings with one flute and pairs of clarinets, bassoons and French horns. The soloist is special guest artist Russian piano virtuoso Irina Vasileva.

Fan mail

"Thank you so much for bringing such a highlight to Kalamunda. It was fabulous!" Roma, from Kalamunda (Concert, 5 February 2017)

"Wow, what a wonderful concert you gave yesterday afternoon! Not only world class standard, stunning, and SO well played… but must have knocked Kalamundans out of their socks! WELL DONE et Encore!!!" Roman, from Kalamunda (Concert, 5 February 2017)

"I had a wonderful afternoon at Kalamunda. I loved the whole concert, but my favourite movements were the last two in the (Frölich) Serenade in D major, and the (Mozart) Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major. When the Andante began, I went to another place - I just felt transported and lighter - and then the Presto for an amazing finale. Totally brilliant!" Jan, from Coodanup (Concert, 5 February 2017)

"It is lovely being able to go to a quality concert so close to home! Thank you!" Jane, from Kalamunda (Summer Mozart Festival, 2017)


3pm Sunday 6 November 2016

Emanuel Ensemble presents

A Baroque Celebration!

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre
48 Canning Road, Kalamunda

Perth’s popular Emanuel Ensemble returns to Kalamunda for an exiting concert, celebrating the rich and varied repertoire of Baroque chamber music for mixed ensemble of woodwinds, strings and keyboard. The programme includes Baroque masterpieces by Telemann and Vivaldi, alongside delightful gems by lesser known composers from France, Germany and Italy.

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road).

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Samuel Parry - oboe
Julia Watson - violin
Sacha McCulloch - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord

Fan mail

"A note of thanks for yet another beautiful concert! I particularly loved the Vivaldi Concerto in A minor. That Largo - magic!" Yvonne, from Maylands (Concert, 6 November 2016)


13th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical chamber music. Now in its thirteenth year, the Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival brings high quality performances of classical music to this region, with three delightful Sunday afternoon concerts presented in historic venues in Toodyay, York and Northam.

A Baroque Musical Journey

This 13th Festival presents an exciting musical journey across Europe, exploring the rich and varied repertoire of Baroque chamber music for mixed ensembles of woodwinds (flute, oboe, bassoon), strings (violins, cello) and keyboards (harpsichord, organ), performed by members of the Emanuel Ensemble.

Celebrate the joy of music by joining us for a truly memorable musical journey through our beautiful Avon Valley in springtime!

Concert One - Baroque Gems
2:30pm Sunday 11 September 2016
St Stephen’s Anglican Church (1861)
132 Stirling Tce, Toodyay

The Festival opens with an inspiring afternoon of music presented in the splendid setting of St Stephen’s Church, Toodyay. Backing onto the Avon River, this church in the Victorian Gothic style was completed in 1862 from handmade bricks and local stone. The locally made wooden pews enhance the church’s warm acoustic.

Our musical journey commences in northern Germany and moves through Paris and London to Venice. Works include quartets, quintets and chamber concertos by a variety of Baroque composers including Loeillet, Naudot, Fasch, Schickhardt, and the much loved Venetian genius Antonio Vivaldi.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Samuel Parry - oboe
Rebecca Glorie & Andrea Mendham - violins
Sacha McCulloch - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord

Concert Two - Baroque Delights
2:30pm Sunday 18 September 2016
York Uniting Church (Wesley Church, 1888)
61 Pool St (cnr Grey St), York

The Festival continues at York’s historic Uniting Church. Built in 1888 from local granite in the Gothic style, this former Wesley Church has a simple elegance with excellent acoustics, and features a fine pipe organ by Alfred Monk (1895).

Our musical journey continues through Paris and Naples, with a programme of delightful Baroque chamber music, including a charming flute concerto by Blavet and two works by the Neapolitan maestro Alessandro Scarlatti.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Samuel Parry - oboe
Rebecca Glorie & Andrea Mendham - violins
Nicholas Metcalfe - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord & organ

Concert Three - Baroque Masterpieces
2:30pm Sunday 25 September 2016
St John’s Anglican Church (1889)
11 Wellington St, Northam

The Festival concludes with a recital performed in the magnificent setting of St John’s Anglican Church in Northam. Built in 1889 from local stone, this historic church has some of the finest traditional stained glass in Western Australia, and a superb pipe organ by J. E. Dodd & Sons (1925), fully restored just last December.

Our musical journey weaves through Hamburg and Berlin before returning via Venice to Paris. This exciting programme of Baroque masterpieces includes two splendid quartets by Telemann, a chamber concerto by Boismortier and a recently discovered work by Vivaldi.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Samuel Parry - oboe
Natalya Czernicziw - bassoon
Zak Rowntree - violin
Louise McKay - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord & organ

Fan mail

"Love the concerts and the venues! Thank you for some great music!" Silvana & Mark, from Leeming (Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival, September 2016)

"Thank you so much for bringing beautiful chamber music to the Avon Valley. I absolutely love your concerts!" Jacqueline, from Beverley (Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival, September 2016)


3pm Sunday 3 July 2016

Emanuel Ensemble presents

“Music for George and Charlotte”

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

Royal watchers will be familiar with George and Charlotte, the charming children of “Wills” and Kate. However, this concert focuses on their ancestors and namesakes, nine generations and three centuries earlier: King George III of England (1738-1820) and his wife Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), formerly Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

George and Charlotte were passionate music lovers: George played the flute and adored Handel, while Charlotte played the piano and preferred the latest modern Classical music: many up-and-coming composers dedicated their works to her. This concert presents works by Handel, Mozart, Pleyel, Haydn, and a newly rediscovered trio by Christopher Papendiek who was Page to the Royal Family.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Sophie Curtis - cello
Lisa Rowntree - piano
John Hardy - harpsichord


3pm Sunday 29 May 2016

Wendling Quartet presents

Mozart's Complete Flute Quartets

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

Mozart’s quartets for flute and string trio are the most beloved chamber music works in the flute repertoire, but are seldom performed together.

Combining sparkling brilliance with expressive lyricism, these attractive pieces reveal a masterful interplay between the singing timbre of the flute and the warmth of the stringed instruments, exemplifying the confident and optimistic spirit of Mozart in his early twenties.

Programme:

Mozart - Quartet in D major, K.285
Mozart - Quartet in G major, K.285a
Mozart - Quartet in C major, K.App.171
Mozart - Quartet in A major, K.298

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Sophie Curtis - cello


3pm Sunday 8 May 2016

Emanuel Ensemble presents

"Melodies for Mothers Day"

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

The Emanuel Ensemble was formed in 1988 to mark the bicentenary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and for the past twenty-eight years they have been delighting audiences with their own unique brand of friendly enjoyable music making, presenting regular concerts of chamber music for mixed ensemble of wind, strings and keyboard, performed by Perth’s finest musicians.

Featuring the unusual but attractive combination of flute, violin and piano, this programme presents a delightful selection of lyrical works by a variety of composers including JS Bach, JCF Bach, Beethoven, César Cui, Josef Suk and Jacques Ibert.

For this concert, the Emanuel Ensemble returns to the Eileen Joyce Studio at the University of Western Australia’s School of Music. With its intimate atmosphere and serene outlook to the grove of pine trees, this air-conditioned concert room provides the perfect setting for this enjoyable event.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Lisa Rowntree - piano


12th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical chamber music.

Now in its twelfth year, the Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival brings high quality performances of classical music to this region, with three delightful Sunday afternoon concerts presented in historic venues in York, Toodyay and Northam, performed by WA’s finest musicians.

Celebrate the joy of music by joining us for a truly memorable musical journey through our own beautiful Avon Valley in springtime!

Concert One - Romantic Reverie
2:30pm Sunday 11 October 2015
Holy Trinity Church (1854)
Pool St (cnr Newcastle St), York

The Festival opens with a “Romantic Reverie” presented in the warm intimate setting of the Avon Valley’s oldest church, the historic Holy Trinity Church situated on the banks of the Avon River in York. Completed in 1854 and consecrated in 1858, it is WA’s oldest inland church, with altar panels and stained glass by renowned WA artist, the late Robert Juniper.

The programme features beautiful music to touch the heart, including a magnificent quartet from the Romantic era by Ferdinand Thieriot (1838–1919), and music from Mozart’s much-loved opera “The Marriage of Figaro.”

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Kathryn Shinnick - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Louise McKay - cello

Concert Two - Mozart’s Magic Flautist
2:30pm Sunday 18 October 2015
St Stephen’s Anglican Church (1861)
132 Stirling Tce, Toodyay

The Festival continues with a fascinating afternoon spent with “Mozart’s Magic Flautist,” presented in the splendid setting of St Stephen’s Church, Toodyay. Backing onto the Avon River, this church in the Victorian Gothic style was completed in 1862 from handmade bricks and local stone. The locally made pews enhance the church’s warm acoustic.

This programme explores the enchanting music of Johann Baptist Wendling (1723–1797), with a selection of trios and quartets composed by this 18th-century flute virtuoso who was a lifelong friend and inspiration to Mozart.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Louise McKay - cello

Concert Three - Viva Vivaldi!
2:30pm Sunday 25 October 2015
St John’s Anglican Church (1889)
11 Wellington St, Northam

To conclude, an exciting concert of “Viva Vivaldi!” performed in the magnificent setting of St John’s Anglican Church, Northam. Built in 1889 from local stone, this elegant church has some of the finest traditional stained glass in Western Australia.

One of the best loved of all composers, Antonio Vivaldi’s music overflows with rustic vitality and pastoral charm, perfect for the rural setting of the Avon Valley. This programme presents chamber concertos by Vivaldi, complemented by works of his compatriot Luigi Boccherini (1745–1805).

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree and Kathryn Shinnick - violins
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Catherine Tabi - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


Music Research In Performance

Johann Baptist Wendling - Life and Trios

presented by Dr. Emily Gunson

Eileen Joyce Studio
University of Western Australia

Concert One
3pm Saturday 6 June 2015

"Pathway to Success"
Wendling - 6 Trios, 1766 (GUN 4)

Concert Two
3pm Saturday 20 June 2015

"Doyen of Paris"
Wendling - 6 Trios, 1769 (GUN 8)

Concert Three
3pm SUNDAY 21 June 2015

"Success Across the Sea"
Wendling - 6 Trios, 1772 (GUN 14)

Concert Four
3pm Saturday 4 July 2015

"In the Paradise for Musicians"
Wendling - 6 Trios, 1774 (GUN 16)

Concert Five
3pm Saturday 18 July 2015

"Mozart’s Magic Flautist"
Wendling - 6 Trios, 1785 (GUN 25)

This series of five concerts presents the first performance of the complete trios for flute, violin and cello by Johann Baptist Wendling (1723–1797), friend and inspiration to Mozart.

Wendling was arguably the finest flute virtuoso of the eighteenth century. He also enjoyed considerable success as a composer of flute music. The most important part of his output is his thirty trios, produced as five sets of six and composed over a twenty year period. Each concert in this series will present a set in its entirety, demonstrating Wendling’s development as a composer.

Dr. Emily Gunson, international authority on Wendling, will share insights from her research, with each programme exploring aspects of Wendling’s life and times. Each set of trios was dedicated to an illustrious member of the European nobility, thus serving as staging posts to explore aspects of Wendling’s extraordinary life story, tracing his journey from a medieval village in Alsace to the famous Mannheim Court Orchestra.

Music Research in Performance

The unique concept of these concerts provides an opportunity for the wider music-loving community to share in some of the exciting discoveries being made by scholar and flautist Dr. Emily Gunson, in the field of 18th-century music with particular regard to the flute - its history, its repertoire, and the lives of its greatest exponents. The artists will perform from parts edited for performance from the original eighteenth-century publications and manuscripts.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Melinda Forsythe - cello
Kathryn Shinnick - violin (Concert 1)
Louise McKay - cello (Concert 5)

Fan mail

"Just a note of thanks for yet another delightful programme. I count myself so very fortunate to have the opportunity of hearing such inspiring music. You are amazing Emily - and together always with such talented musicians! How lovely of Prof. Tunley to speak so warmly and rightly giving you the praise so deservedly earned." Yvonne, from Maylands (Concert, 18 July 2015)


3pm Sunday 10 May 2015

Music for Mothers Day

Callaway Auditorium, University of Western Australia

Perth’s popular Emanuel Ensemble returns to the Callaway Auditorium to present another of their delightful Mothers Day concerts, featuring a variety of chamber music for flute, string quartet and harpsichord, by some of the best loved classical composers.

The programme includes the Sinfonia from Cantata no. 209 by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Divertimento in D major for flute and strings by Haydn, and a rarely performed Quintet by Luigi Boccherini. Also works by Mozart, Johann Christian Bach, and the Ensemble’s namesake Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

The venue is the Callaway Auditorium at the University of Western Australia’s School of Music. With its excellent acoustics and tiered seating, this wood-panelled music room is the ideal setting for this enjoyable and entertaining event.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Kathryn Shinnick - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Melinda Gourlay - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


2pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

"Songs for Remembrance Day"

presented by The Weatherly Club ON TOUR

Pantymwyn Village Hall
Cilcain Road, Pantymwyn, Flintshire

The Weatherly Club presents a special concert of music for Remembrance Day, featuring songs with lyrics by Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929).

Founded in 2011 and based in Perth, Western Australia, The Weatherly Club is dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song. Artists for this concert are Berkshire-born John Hardy, renowned raconteur and vocalist, and Australian flautist Emily Gunson.

The programme features songs on themes of war, loss and remembrance, including "The Old Brigade," "Rosemary," "For Remembrance," and of course "Roses of Picardy," complemented by flute solos of the period.

Admission £4, £3 pensioners, includes afternoon tea. Tickets at the door.
Enquiries please phone +44 1352 752737 or +44 1352 713368.
Presented by Flintshire U3A Music Appreciation Group.


7:30pm Friday 7th November 2014

"Songs by the Poet of Portishead"

presented by The Weatherly Club ON TOUR

Portishead Folk Hall
95 High Street, Portishead, Somerset

The Weatherly Club presents a special concert in celebration of Portishead-born lyricist Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929).

Founded in 2011 and based in Perth, Western Australia, The Weatherly Club is dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song. Artists for this concert are Berkshire-born John Hardy, renowned raconteur and vocalist, and Australian flautist Emily Gunson.

The programme explores Weatherly's life story with songs illustrating his early life in Portishead, including "The Green Hills o' Somerset," "The Red Star of the Romany," "The Midshipmite," and of course "Danny Boy" ("Eily Dear"), complemented by flute solos of the period.

Admission £5, includes refreshments at interval.
Tickets from Morgan-Westley, 28-30 High Street / Sandy Tebbutt, 45 Nore Road.
Enquiries please phone +44 1275 843566.
Part proceeds will be donated to Portishead in Bloom, and the Gordano Society for World War One research.


11th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical chamber music.

Now in its eleventh year, the Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival brings high quality performances of classical music to this region, with three delightful Sunday afternoon concerts presented in historic venues in York, Toodyay and Northam, performed by WA’s finest musicians.

This Festival opens with “Viva Vivaldi!” then an afternoon with “Mozart and Friends,” and finally classical chamber music for woodwind instruments performed by the Cambini Quintet.

Celebrate the joy of music by joining us for a truly memorable musical journey through our own beautiful Avon Valley in springtime!

Concert One - Viva Vivaldi!
2:30pm Sunday 7 September 2014
Holy Trinity Church (1854)
Pool St (cnr Newcastle St), York

The Festival opens with “Viva Vivaldi!” presented in the warm intimate setting of the Avon Valley’s oldest church, the historic Holy Trinity Church situated on the banks of the Avon River in York. Consecrated in 1858, it is WA’s oldest inland church, with altar panels and stained glass by renowned WA artist, the late Robert Juniper. The pipe organ by Albert Pease dates from 1898.

Antonio Vivaldi is one of the best loved of all composers. His music is filled with rustic vitality and pastoral charm, perfect for the rural setting of the Avon Valley. The Emanuel Ensemble performs solo sonatas and a cantata for soprano and flute, complemented by sacred songs with organ & cello.

Treat yourself to an invigorating dose of “Vivaldi in the Valley”!

Artists:

Elisa Wilson - soprano
Emily Gunson - flute
Michael Goldschlager - cello
John Hardy - organ & harpsichord

Concert Two - Mozart and Friends
2:30pm Sunday 14 September 2014
St Stephen’s Anglican Church (1861)
132 Stirling Tce, Toodyay

The Festival continues with a delightful afternoon with “Mozart and Friends,” performed in the glorious resonant acoustics of St Stephen’s Church, Toodyay. Backing onto the Avon River, the church was built in 1861 from handmade bricks and local stone. The wooden floor boards and locally made pews enhance the church’s natural warm timbre.

This enjoyable programme presents a selection of quartets for flute, violin, viola and cello, composed by the young Mozart and some of his close musical friends and colleagues. These sparkling works combine the silvery brilliance of the flute with the lyrical warmth of the strings.

Be enchanted by the magic of “Mozart and Friends”!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Catherine Tabi - cello

Concert Three - Cambini Quintet
2:30pm Sunday 21 September 2014
St John’s Anglican Church (1889)
11 Wellington St, Northam

To conclude the Festival, the Cambini Quintet presents a concert of classical chamber music for woodwind instruments in the magnificent setting of St John’s Anglican Church in Northam. Built in 1889 from local stone, this majestic church has exquisite acoustics and some of the finest traditional stained glass in Western Australia.

Appearing for the second time in the Avon Valley Festival, the Cambini Quintet will perform an exciting programme of works, including quintets by Giuseppe Cambini and Franz Danzi, highlighting the variety of tone colours and textures heard in this wonderful ensemble.

A fitting Festival finale by this quality Quintet!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Liz Chee - oboe
Catherine Cahill - clarinet
Adam Mikulicz - bassoon
Dorée Dixon - French horn

Fan mail

"We wanted to thank you for a simply wonderful concert at York. Handel and Vivaldi are two of my favourite composers. The music and John's costume transported me to another time and place." Wendy, from Maylands (Concert, 7 September 2014)


3pm Sunday 13 July 2014

“A Garland of Songs”

presented by The Weatherly Club

Cottesloe Civic Centre
109 Broome Street, Cottesloe

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a special presentation by The Weatherly Club, a society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song, in a congenial and convivial setting!

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848–1929), best known for penning the immortal words of “Danny Boy.” Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day, including Stephen Adams, Haydn Wood, Eric Coates, and Kennedy Russell.

The programme explores the songs that were enjoyed in the parlours of England’s stately homes during the period portrayed in Downton Abbey, including “The Green Hills o’ Somerset,” “Roses of Picardy,” “Colinette,” “Your Dear Brown Eyes,” “Dear Hands That Gave Me Violets,” and of course “Danny Boy” (“Eily Dear”), complemented by flute solos of the period.

Your host for the afternoon’s entertainment is John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist, with flautist Emily Gunson.

The venue is the elegant jarrah-panelled ballroom (1898) at Cottesloe Civic Centre, as part of the Music for Pleasure Series.


3pm Saturday 17 May 2014

Emanuel Ensemble presents

The Four Seasons

Church of the Resurrection
105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

“Airs for the Seasons” is a delightful collection of pieces by 18th-century Scottish composer James Oswald (1710-1769). Each exquisite little sonata bears the name of a flower, appropriate to each of the Four Seasons.

The instruments of the Emanuel Ensemble - woodwind, strings & harpsichord - will be heard to great advantage in the glorious acoustics of the newly restored Church of the Resurrection, formerly named Saint Oswald’s.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this unique event!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Stephanie Nicholls - oboe
Kathryn Shinnick - violin
Catherine Tabi - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


3pm Sunday 13 April 2014

“Palm Sunday Concert”

presented by The Weatherly Club

Church of the Resurrection
105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a special presentation by The Weatherly Club, a society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song.

This concert for Palm Sunday will present sacred songs with lyrics by Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), including “The Chorister,” “Resurrexit,” “The Shadow of the Cross,” “Beyond the Dawn,” “Voices of the Angels,” “The Bird and the Cross,” and of course “The Holy City” (“Jerusalem”).

The programme also features three of the most popular sacred arias of Weatherly’s day, Gounod’s “O Divine Redeemer,” Mascagni’s “Ave Maria,” and “The First Palm Sunday” by Jean-Baptiste Faure. The vocal works are complemented by reflective instrumental music for flute and cello, and these instruments will also provide obbligato accompaniments in several of the songs.

Your host for the afternoon will be John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist. He will be joined by renowned soprano Elisa Wilson and pianist Lisa Rowntree, with flautist Emily Gunson and Melinda Gourlay (cello).

The venue is the beautifully refurbished Church of the Resurrection.


3pm Monday 21 April 2014

“Centenary of The Great War, 1914-1918”

presented by The Weatherly Club

Church of the Resurrection
105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a special presentation by The Weatherly Club, a society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song.

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), best known for penning the immortal words of “Danny Boy.” Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day, including Stephen Adams, Haydn Wood, Joseph Roeckel, and Odoardo Barri.

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this programme will feature songs on themes of war, loss and remembrance, including “The Soldier’s Good-bye,” “(The Boys of) The Old Brigade,” “The Veteran’s Song,” “For Remembrance,” “Rosemary,” and of course “Roses of Picardy.”

Your host for the afternoon will be John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist. He will be joined by popular soprano Fiona Mariah and pianist Lisa Rowntree, with flautist Emily Gunson.

The venue is the beautifully refurbished Church of the Resurrection.


3pm Saturday 8 March 2014

Emanuel Ensemble presents

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Tercentenary Concert

Callaway Music Auditorium
University of Western Australia

The Emanuel Ensemble was formed in 1988 to mark the bicentenary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788). For the past twenty-five years they have been delighting audiences with their own unique brand of friendly enjoyable music making, presenting regular concerts of chamber music for mixed ensemble of wind, strings and keyboard, performed by Perth’s finest musicians.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born in Weimar on 8th March 1714, and to celebrate the exact 300th anniversary of his birth, this anniversary concert presents a concert of chamber music by their namesake, featuring trio sonatas for flute, violin, cello, and harpsichord continuo. These passionate masterpieces are among his finest chamber music works, revealing his genius and originality.

For this concert, the Emanuel Ensemble returns to the Callaway Auditorium at the University of Western Australia’s School of Music. With its fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere, this air-conditioned wood-panelled concert room provides the perfect setting for this exciting event.

Admission $35, $30 concessions and seniors, includes a programme and afternoon tea at interval. Seats are numbered and booking is recommended. Door sales available on the day unless sold out.

Bookings & enquiries phone 9574 1591.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Louise McKay - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


Emanuel Ensemble®

Summer Festival of Classical Masterworks

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre
48 Canning Road, Kalamunda

The Emanuel Ensemble presents a series of concerts of intimate classical chamber music, in the air-conditioned comfort of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre.

Concert One
3pm Sunday 5 January 2014

"The Genius of Haydn"
The complete trios for flute, cello and piano by Joseph Haydn.

Concert Two
3pm Sunday 12 January 2014

"The Beauty of Bohemia"
Lyrical and evocative works by Czech-born composers.

Concert Three
3pm Sunday 19 January 2014

"Treasures for Trio"
Romantic masterpieces by friends of Beethoven.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Michael Goldschlager - cello
John Hardy - piano

Fan mail

“Just had to drop a line straight away, to thank you for another beautiful afternoon of fine music! We felt so uplifted by it all, particularly the Trio in F major by Dussek, and I just loved the work by Martinu. Look forward to next week’s delights.” Yvonne, from Maylands (Concert, 12 January 2014)


10th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical chamber music.

Now in its tenth year, the Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival continues to bring high quality performances of classical music to this region, with three delightful Sunday afternoon concerts presented in historic venues in Northam, York and Toodyay, performed by WA's finest musicians.

The Festival explores a variety of enjoyable music from England, Germany, France and Italy, commencing with a visit to eighteenth-century England in "Georgian Gems," then an elegant recital featuring "Bach & Friends," and finally an exciting performance of "Viva Vivaldi!"

For this year's Festival, all concerts will be performed by the Emanuel Ensemble, who are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year.

Celebrate the joy of music by joining us for a truly memorable musical journey through our own beautiful Avon Valley in springtime!

Concert One - Georgian Gems
2:30pm Sunday 8 September 2013
St John's Anglican Church (1889)
11 Wellington St, Northam

The Festival opens with a unique presentation of music from Georgian England, performed in the warm intimate ambience of St John's Anglican Church in Northam. Built in 1889 from local stone, this majestic church has exquisite acoustics and some of the finest traditional stained glass in Western Australia.

In celebration of the new Royal Baby, this concert presents music composed in England during the reigns of the first four Georgian Kings of England, who were great music lovers. The programme includes two magnificent masterpieces by Georg Frederic Handel, and a charming sonata written by the eight-year-old Mozart during his visit to London.

Enjoy a concert fit for a (future) King!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute & recorder
Michael Goldschlager - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord

Concert Two - Bach & Friends
2:30pm Sunday 15 September 2013
York Uniting Church (Wesley Church, 1888)
61 Pool St (cnr Grey St), York

The Festival continues at York's historic Uniting Church. Built in 1888 from local granite in the Gothic style, this former Wesley Church has a simple elegance with splendid acoustics.

This elegant recital by the Emanuel Ensemble presents a programme of fine chamber music for flute, violin, viola, cello and harpsichord, composed by members of the famous Bach family, including the Ensemble's namesake Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and also his illustrious godfather Georg Philipp Telemann.

This is truly inspiring music for the soul!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Catherine Tabi - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord

Concert Three - Viva Vivaldi!
2:30pm Sunday 22 September 2013
St Stephen's Anglican Church (1861)
Stirling Tce, Toodyay

The Festival concludes with "Viva Vivaldi!" performed in the glorious resonant acoustics of St Stephen's Church in Toodyay. Backing onto the Avon River, this church was built in 1861 from handmade bricks and local stone. The wooden floor boards and locally made pews enhance the church's natural warm timbre.

Antonio Vivaldi is one of the best loved of all Baroque composers. His music is filled with rustic vitality and pastoral charm, perfect for the rural setting of the Avon Valley. This all-Vivaldi programme presents trio sonatas and chamber concertos for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord.

Come along and treat yourself to an invigorating dose of "Vivaldi in the Valley"!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Catherine Tabi - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


3pm Sunday 25 August 2013

Emanuel Ensemble 25th Anniversary Event

Callaway Music Auditorium
University of Western Australia

The Emanuel Ensemble has proven itself to be Perth’s most successful and enduring independent chamber music group, delighting audiences for the past twenty-five years with their unique brand of friendly enjoyable music making.

Formed in 1988 to mark the bicentenary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), the Emanuel Ensemble has presented over two hundred concerts of chamber music for mixed ensemble of wind, strings and keyboards, performed by Perth’s finest musicians.

In keeping with the occasion, this anniversary concert presents chamber music by the Ensemble’s namesake, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, including two newly discovered works for flute, string trio & harpsichord, complemented by pieces by his illustrious god-father, Georg Philipp Telemann.

The Emanuel Ensemble returns to the scene of their very first performance, the University of Western Australia’s School of Music. The resonant wood-panelled Callaway Auditorium, with its fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere, is the perfect setting for this exciting event.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Catherine Tabi - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord

Fan mail

"Congratulations on your Silver Anniversary, and thank you for continuing to provide Perth with beautiful and inspirational performances which I have enjoyed over many years." Kate, from South Perth

"Congratulations and thanks for entertaining us for the past 25 years!" Jo & Ron, from Bunbury

"It has been a great pleasure to attend your uplifting concerts over the years. Sincere and deep thanks for all the joy you have given." Elwyn, from Claremont


3pm Sunday 12 May 2013

Mozart for Mothers Day

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre

Celebrate the magic of Mozart with this exciting Mothers Day concert!

“Mozart and Friends” brings to life the musical world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most loved of all composers. Enjoy a variety of Mozart’s chamber music, complemented by works composed by his friends, colleagues and pupils, interspersed with readings from Mozart’s own letters and other contemporary writings. Discover the musicians who influenced and inspired him — and even a few rivals and enemies!

The programme for Mothers Day includes Mozart’s popular string serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusique” (K.525), and vocal arias from “Idomeneo” (K.366) & the mass in C minor (K.427), complemented by a delightful divertimento for woodwind quartet by Mozart’s colleague Michael Haydn.

The W. A. Mozarteum has performed regularly in Kalamunda, since their successful debut series commemorating Mozart’s 250th anniversary in 2006.

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road), with ample free parking on site. Seats are numbered so booking is recommended.

Artists:

Elisa Wilson - soprano
Emily Gunson - flute
Ben Opie - oboe
Adam Mikulicz - bassoon
Robert Gladstones - French horn
Margaret Blades & Rebecca Glorie - violins
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Michael Goldschlager - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass


Bach & Sons

Callaway Music Auditorium
University of Western Australia

Concert One
3pm Saturday 13 April 2013

Concert Two
3pm Saturday 27 April 2013

Celebrate the genius of the Bach family with two delightful Saturday afternoon chamber music concerts!

These two programmes showcase the talents of Johann Sebastian Bach and his four musical sons: Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian, with works for flute, violin, cello, piano & harpsichord, spanning the entire eighteenth century - from sparkling Baroque counterpoint through to lyrical Classical piano trios.

The venue is the resonant wood-panelled Callaway Auditorium at UWA's School of Music.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Rebecca Glorie - violin
Louise McKay - cello
Catherine Tabi - cello
Lisa Rowntree - piano
John Hardy - harpsichord

Fan mail

"Love all your events!" Irene & Arthur, from East Perth


3pm Sunday 17 March 2013

“Saint Patrick’s Day”

presented by The Weatherly Club

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre
48 Canning Road, Kalamunda

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a special presentation by The Weatherly Club, a recently formed society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song, in a congenial and convivial setting!

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), best known for penning the immortal words of "Danny Boy." Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day, including Stephen Adams, James Lynam Molloy, Eric Coates, Hope Temple, and Odoardo Barri.

This programme for Saint Patrick's Day celebrates the romance of the Emerald Isle with songs by Weatherly's Irish colleagues, including "Sweet Kildare," "The Hills of Donegal," "Love's Old Sweet Song," "In Sweet September," and of course "Danny Boy," complemented by hauntingly beautiful Irish melodies on flute and violin.

Your host for the afternoon’s entertainment is John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist. He is joined by acclaimed West Australian soprano Fiona Mariah and pianist Lisa Rowntree, with flautist Emily Gunson and violinist Zak Rowntree.

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road), with ample free parking on site.


Viva Vivaldi!®

Summer Festival 2013
presented by the Emanuel Ensemble

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre
48 Canning Road, Kalamunda

Concert One
3pm Sunday 6 January 2013

"Viva Venezia!"

Concert Two
3pm Sunday 13 January 2013

"La Serenissima"

Concert Three
3pm Sunday 20 January 2013

"Carnevale!"

A Carnival of Concerts! Celebrate the magic of Vivaldi, with this exciting Summer Festival of three delightful Sunday afternoon concerts.

This Festival explores the musical world of Venice, that enchanting city known as "La Serenissima," featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi, one of the most loved of all composers. Enjoy a variety of his works, including the drama of "The Storm at Sea," the extravagance of "The Night," and the rustic charm of "The Shepherdess," interspersed with readings from visitors to Vivaldi's Venice. Discover the cultural influences that inspired his extraordinary creativity - with a few surprises in store!

Programmes include chamber concertos for woodwinds, strings and harpsichord, performed by the Emanuel Ensemble with Perth's finest musicians, celebrating 25 years of music making in WA.

Special guest artist is renowned violinist and WASO Associate Concertmaster, Margaret Blades.

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road), with ample free parking on site.

Artists:

Margaret Blades - violin
Emily Gunson - flute & recorder
Giselle Gabriels - oboe
Joanne Littlely - bassoon
Kathryn Shinnick - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Michael Goldschlager - cello
Louise McKay - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass
John Hardy - harpsichord

Fan mail

"It amazes and delights that you continue to find such an array of fresh material and talented artists." Nancy, from Nedlands (Concerts, 6, 13, 20 January 2013)


7:30pm Monday 1 October 2012

Wendling Quartet

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

The Wendling Quartet returns to present another evening concert of fine chamber music at the Eileen Joyce Studio.

First formed in 1993, this ensemble performs the extensive repertoire of music for the ensemble of flute, violin, viola and cello, known as the "Flute Quartet."

The Quartet is named after flautist Johann Baptist Wendling (1723-1797), who pioneered the new virtuosity and fullness of tone that were to make this grouping so successful.

The combination of a flute with one each of the three stringed instruments has proved to be an ideal vehicle for art music in a chamber setting, from the Classical period through to the present day. The Wendling Quartet presents this fine music in exciting and varied programmes, tracing the fascinating development of this popular genre.

This programme presents one of Mozart's best loved quartets, an elegant quartet by Tommaso Giordani (1733-1806), a rarely heard work by Swedish composer Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838), and the delightful "Four Fancies" by renowned English maestro Gordon Jacob (1895-1984).

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Ben Caddy - viola
Sophie Curtis - cello


9th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical music. The 9th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival presents a series of three Sunday afternoon concerts in Northam, York, and Toodyay.

Concert One - Viva Vivaldi!
2:30pm Sunday 2 September 2012
St John's Anglican Church (1889)
11 Wellington St, Northam

The Festival opens with “Viva Vivaldi!” performed in the warm intimate ambience of St John’s Anglican Church in Northam. Built from local stone, it has exquisite acoustics and some of the finest traditional stained glass in WA.

Antonio Vivaldi is one of the best loved of all Baroque composers. His music is filled with rustic vitality and pastoral charm, perfect for the rural setting of the Avon Valley. This programme presents four works by Vivaldi, with guitar, flute, violin, cello & harpsichord, complemented by a graceful Nocturne by Francesco Molino, and a song with words by the great artist Michelangelo accompanied by guitar & flute.

Come along and treat yourself to an invigorating dose of “Vivaldi in the Valley”!

Artists:

Duncan Gardiner - Classical guitar
Emily Gunson - flute
Kathryn Shinnick - violin
Clare Tunney - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord & voice

Concert Two - A Royal Reunion
2:30pm Sunday 9 September 2012
Holy Trinity Church (1858)
Pool St (cnr Newcastle St), York

The Festival continues with a special concert by the Emanuel Ensemble, presented in the magnificent setting of the Avon Valley’s oldest church, the historic Holy Trinity Church situated on the banks of the Avon River in York. Consecrated in 1858, it is WA’s oldest inland church, with altar panels and stained glass by renowned WA artist Robert Juniper.

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of King Frederick the Great of Prussia (1712-1786), this unique event explores the historic meeting in Berlin between the King and Johann Sebastian Bach. The programme includes a fascinating flute sonata composed by the King, and the superb trio sonata from Bach’s “A Musical Offering,” which he dedicated to King Frederick.

Enjoy a concert fit for a King!

Artists:

Zak Rowntree - violin
Eve Silver - cello
Emily Gunson - flute
John Hardy - harpsichord

Concert Three - Cambini Quintet
2:30pm Sunday 16 September 2012
St Stephen's Anglican Church (1861)
Stirling Tce, Toodyay

To conclude the Festival, the Cambini Quintet will present a concert of classical chamber music for woodwind instruments in the glorious resonant acoustics of St Stephen’s Church, Toodyay. Backing onto the Avon River, the church was built in 1861 from handmade bricks and local stone. The wooden floor boards and locally made pews enhance the church’s natural warm timbre.

Appearing for the first time in the Avon Valley Festival, the Cambini Quintet will perfom a delightful programme of works, including a quintet by Franz Danzi and a trio by Giuseppe Cambini, highlighting the variety of tone colours and textures heard in this wonderful ensemble.

A fitting Festival finale by this quality Quintet!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Liz Chee - oboe
Alex Millier - clarinet
Óscar Garrido de la Rosa - bassoon
Dorée Dixon - French horn

Fan mail

"Thank you for your lovely concert on Sunday at Northam. The church was very intimate and filled with beautiful music." Setsu, from East Fremantle (Concert, 2 September 2012)


3pm Sunday 22 July 2012

"Songs of the Sea"

presented by the Weatherly Club

Cottesloe Civic Centre, 109 Broome Street, Cottesloe

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a presentation by The Weatherly Club, a newly formed society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song, in a congenial and convivial setting!

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), best known for penning the immortal words of “Danny Boy.” Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day, including Stephen Adams, J. L. Molloy, Joseph Roeckel, and W. H. Squire.

The programme celebrates the romance and adventure of seafaring life, including “The Valley by the Sea,” “Sweet Kildare,” “Jack’s Yarn,” “The Stormfiend!” and “Shipwrecked,” complemented by nautical-themed works for flute and piano.

Your host for the afternoon’s entertainment is John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist. He will be joined by acclaimed West Australian soprano Fiona Mariah and pianist Lisa Rowntree, with flautist Emily Gunson.

The venue is the elegant jarrah-panelled Edwardian Ballroom (1898) at Cottesloe Civic Centre, as part of the “Music for Pleasure” Series.


7:30pm Wednesday 4 July 2012

Wendling Quartet

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

The Wendling Quartet returns to present another evening concert of fine chamber music at the Eileen Joyce Studio.

First formed in 1993, this ensemble performs the extensive repertoire of music for the ensemble of flute, violin, viola and cello, known as the “Flute Quartet.”

The Quartet is named after flautist Johann Baptist Wendling (1723-1797), who pioneered the new virtuosity and fullness of tone that were to make this grouping so successful.

The combination of a flute with one each of the three stringed instruments has proved to be an ideal vehicle for art music in a chamber setting, from the Classical period through to the present day. The Wendling Quartet presents this fine music in exciting and varied programmes, tracing the fascinating development of this popular genre.

This programme presents an elegant quartet by Haydn, a brilliant work by Johann Andreas Amon (1763-1825), a Romantic masterpiece by Beethoven’s friend Anton Reicha (1770-1836), and the haunting “Threnody” on the death of Stravinsky by American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990).

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Giovanni Pasini - viola
Sophie Curtis - cello


7:30pm Wednesday 13 June 2012

Wendling Quartet

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

The Wendling Quartet was first formed in 1993 to explore the extensive repertoire of music for the ensemble of flute, violin, viola and cello, known as the “Flute Quartet.”

The Quartet is named after flautist Johann Baptist Wendling (1723-1797), who pioneered the new virtuosity and fullness of tone that were to make this grouping so successful. Mozart in particular was inspired by Wendling in his famous four flute quartets.

The combination of a flute with one each of the three stringed instruments has proved to be an ideal vehicle for art music in a chamber setting, from the Classical period through to the present day. The Wendling Quartet presents this fine music in exciting and varied programmes, tracing the fascinating development of this popular genre.

This programme presents Mozart’s sparkling quartet in C major, a lyrical work by Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824), a Romantic masterpiece by Beethoven’s friend and pupil Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838), and the evocative “Serenade” by Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim (1897-1984).

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Sophie Curtis - cello


3pm Sunday 13 May 2012

"Mothers Day Serenade"

presenting a delightful concert of chamber music for Mothers Day

Church of the Resurrection, 105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

Flautist Emily Gunson is joined by WASO associate principal violinist Zak Rowntree and Austrian viola virtuoso Tzvi Friedl for a concert of classical chamber music, heard to great advantage in the beautiful resonant acoustics of the newly restored Church of the Resurrection.

The programme presents a rarely heard work by Beethoven, his enchanting "Serenade" op.25, for flute, violin and viola, complemented by trios by two of Mozart's contemporaries, James Hook and Franz Christoph Neubauer.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this elegant event for Mothers Day!

First concert with Ashley Hardy.


7pm Tuesday 14 February 2012

"Saint Valentine's Day Concert"

presented by the Weatherly Club

Church of the Resurrection, 105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a special presentation by The Weatherly Club, a newly formed society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song.

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), best known for penning the immortal words of “Danny Boy.” Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day, including Stephen Adams, J. L. Molloy, Paolo Tosti, and Eric Coates.

The programme features songs on themes of love and marriage, including “Mountain Lovers,” “Roses,” “My Dreams,” “Nirvana,” “A Wedding in June,” and “Darby and Joan,” complemented by romantic pieces for flute and piano by Hamilton Clarke.

Your host for the evening is John Hardy, well known raconteur and vocalist. He will be joined by acclaimed West Australian soprano Fiona Mariah and pianist Lisa Rowntree, with flautist Emily Gunson.

The venue is the beautifully refurbished Church of the Resurrection.


7pm Tuesday 7 February 2012

"Heavenly Harmonies"

a recital of Classical and Romantic chamber music featuring the gentle sounds of flute and harp

Church of the Resurrection, 105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

Flautist Emily Gunson is joined by international virtuoso harpist Yinuo Mu for a special concert of rarely heard works for this popular combination of instruments, heard to great advantage in the beautiful resonant acoustics of the newly restored Church of the Resurrection.

The programme presents instrumental pieces by two 19th-century Italian composers, better known for their dramatic operas, a sonata by Donizetti, and Rossini’s Andante con Variazioni. These Italian pieces are complemented by two French works, a sparkling sonata by Mozart’s contemporary Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, and a Nocturne by his pupil François-Joseph Naderman, which features a Tyrolean theme from Rossini’s “William Tell” ballet music. Other works include Carl Nielsen’s evocative miniature, “The Fog is Lifting,” and Jacques Ibert’s thrilling Spanish-inspired “Entr’acte.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this unique event!


Summer Mozart Festival

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre

This Festival brings to life the musical world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most loved of all composers. Enjoy a variety of Mozart’s music, complemented by works composed by his friends, colleagues and pupils, with readings from Mozart’s own letters. Discover the musicians who influenced and inspired him – and even a few rivals!

The Festival presents three varied programmes, with music by Mozart ranging from the seven-year-old child prodigy through to the last months of his life. Guest artists are soprano Jenna Robertson and baritone Thomas Friberg, who will perform Mozart's rarely heard lieder for voice and piano.

Concert One
3pm Sunday 8 January 2012

This programme presents chamber music for flute, French horn, violin, viola and cello by Stamitz and Rosetti, interspersed with a selection of Mozart's finest German lieder, including "Abendempfindung" (K.523) and "An Chloë" (K.524), sung by baritone Thomas Friberg.

Artists
Thomas Friberg - baritone
John Hardy - piano
Emily Gunson - flute
Roman Ponomariov - French horn
Rebecca White - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Nicholas Metcalfe - cello

Concert Two
3pm Sunday 15 January 2012

This programme presents works composed by, and for, Mozart's Mannheim friends, including three sextets for the unusual combination of flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello and double bass by Cannabich, Toeschi and Holzbauer, along with Mozart's exquisite French lieder composed for Auguste Wendling, "Oiseaux, si tous les ans" (K.307) and "Dans un bois solitaire" (K.308), sung by soprano Jenna Robertson. Also included is a rare performance of Mozart's first published violin sonata in D major (K.7).

Artists
Jenna Robertson - soprano
John Hardy - piano
Emily Gunson - flute
Joel Marangella - oboe
Rebecca White - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Louise McKay - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass

Concert Three
3pm Sunday 22 January 2012

This programme promises to be a splendid finale, including a symphony composed by Mozart's patron, the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph, with trios for flute and two French horns by Mozart's son Franz Xaver, and finally Mozart's brilliant Symphony in A major (K.114).

Artists
Emily Gunson & Hayley Rowntree - flutes
Joel Marangella & Jane Blanchard - oboes
Roman Ponomariov & Dorée Dixon - French horns
Rebecca White & Kathryn Shinnick - violins
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Louise McKay - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road), with ample free parking on site.


3pm Sundays 11 December & 18 December 2011

CPE Bach, Giordani & Haslinger

Trios and Quintets

presented by the Emanuel Ensemble

Callaway Auditorium, University of Western Australia

The Emanuel Ensemble was formed in 1988 to mark the bicentenary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788). For over twenty years they have been delighting audiences with their own unique brand of friendly, enjoyable music making, presenting concerts of chamber music for mixed ensemble of wind, strings and keyboard, performed by Perth’s finest musicians.

For this pair of concerts, the Emanuel Ensemble returns to the Callaway Auditorium at the University of Western Australia’s School of Music. With its fine acoustics and intimate atmosphere, this air-conditioned, wood-panelled concert room provides the perfect setting for these chamber music recitals.

Across the two programmes, the Ensemble will perform CPE Bach’s three quartets for piano, flute, viola and cello, composed in the final year of his life, as well as a newly rediscovered quartet by Beethoven’s friend Tobias Haslinger, interspersed with Tommaso Giordani’s virtuoso concertante trios for flute, viola and cello.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Lisa Rowntree - piano
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Louise McKay - cello

Fan mail

"Thank you so much for the two beautiful concerts at UWA. The music was perfect and full of emotion. Many thanks for your passionate hard work!" Moira, from South Perth (Concerts 11 & 18 December 2011)


7pm Friday 11 November 2011

"Remembrance Day 11-11-11"

presented by The Weatherly Club

Church of the Resurrection, 105 Shenton Road (cnr Derby St), Swanbourne

The Weatherly Club is a newly formed society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song, in a congenial and convivial setting.

This special Remembrance Day concert features songs on themes of war, loss and remembrance, with lyrics by Fred E. Weatherly (1848-1929), including "The Old Brigade," "The Midshipmite," and "The Roses of Picardy," complemented by pieces for flute and piano.

Artists:

Eva-Marie Middleton - soprano
John Hardy - tenor
Lisa Rowntree - piano
Emily Gunson - flute


3pm Sunday 16 October 2011

Mozart and Friends

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre

Featuring Mozart's much loved concerto for flute and harp (K. 299), with soloists Emily Gunson (flute) and Yinuo Mu (harp), and his andante for flute and chamber orchestra (K. 315). Also a rarely heard quintet for French horn, flute and string trio by Mozart's colleague Giovanni Punto.

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road), with ample free parking on site.

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Yinuo Mu - harp
Kathryn Shinnick & Tara Murphy - violins
Katherine Corecig & Kathryn McKay - violas
Louise McKay - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass
Joel Marangella & Jane Blanchard - oboes
Roman Ponomariov & Dorée Dixon - French horns

Fan mail

"A quick note to say - WOW! I love your concerts. Many thanks for your passion and enthusiasm." Geoff, from Leeming (Concert, 16 October 2011)


8th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical music. The 8th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival presents a series of three Sunday afternoon concerts in Northam, Toodyay, and York.

Concert One - Music'Autentica
2:30pm Sunday 11 September 2011
St John's Anglican Church (1889)
11 Wellington St, Northam

"Music'Autentica" brings to life the sounds of eighteenth-century England, performed on authentic hand-crafted period instruments, in the glorious resonant acoustics of St John's Anglican Church in Northam, which contains some of the finest stained glass in WA. This unique event offers a rare opportunity to hear chamber music from the Baroque & Classical Era, by composers resident in England including Giordani, Abel, Weiss, and John Loeillet of London. A special treat will be the first WA performance of a sonata for violin and keyboard by the celebrated English lady composer, Jane Mary Guest.

Be transported back in time with this enticing event!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - Baroque flute & recorder
Pascale Whiting - Baroque violin
Clare Tunney - Baroque cello
Dr John Hardy - spinet

Concert Two - Spring Serenade
2:30pm Sunday 18 September 2011
St Stephen's Anglican Church (1861)
Stirling Tce, Toodyay

The Festival continues with a "Spring Serenade" in the warm intimate ambience of St Stephen's Anglican Church in Toodyay.

This splendid recital showcases celebrated West Australian guitarist Duncan Gardiner, with violinist Kathryn Shinnick from the WA Symphony Orchestra, and flautist Emily Gunson.

The programme presents a variety of musical delights including Serenades by Ferdinand Carulli and Richard Charlton, a trio by Charles Blum for the unusual combination of flute, violin & guitar, "Spanish Romances" by Günther Bialas, and a selection of Duncan Gardiner's appealing original compositions.

Also Dr John Hardy will join the trio to sing Matyas Seiber's deliciously quirky setting of Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat."

A Spring Serenade to savour!

Artists:

Duncan Gardiner - Classical guitar
Emily Gunson - flute
Kathryn Shinnick - violin
Dr John Hardy - voice

Concert Three - Mozart and Friends
2:30pm Sunday 25 September 2011
Holy Trinity Church (1858)
Pool St (cnr Newcastle St), York

To conclude the Festival, a delightful afternoon with "Mozart and Friends" presented in the magnificent setting of the Avon Valley's oldest church, the historic Holy Trinity Church situated on the banks of the Avon River in York. Consecrated in 1858, it is WA's oldest inland church, and features altar panels painted by renowned local WA artist Robert Juniper.

The enjoyable programme features one of Mozart's timeless masterpieces, the Quartet in D major which Mozart wrote at the age of twenty-one. Also included are quartets by Pleyel and Viotti, composed around the time of European settlement in WA.

Be enchanted by the magic of Mozart and Friends!

Artists:

Emily Gunson - flute
Anna O'Hagan - violin
Kathryn McKay - viola
Nicholas Metcalfe - cello


3pm Sunday 17 July 2011

The Weatherly Club

Cottesloe Civic Centre, 109 Broome St, Cottesloe

The Weatherly Club is a newly formed society dedicated to the appreciation of the Edwardian Parlour Song, in a congenial and convivial setting.

The spirit of these songs is epitomised by the most celebrated and prolific lyricist of the era, Frederic E. Weatherly (1848-1929), best known for penning the immortal words of "Danny Boy." Weatherly was also the author of over a thousand other lyrics, set to music by the greatest popular song composers of his day, including Paolo Tosti, Stephen Adams, Eric Coates, Joseph Roeckel, and Haydn Wood.

This programme will survey the extraordinary range of this gifted poet’s literary legacy, featuring such beloved songs as "The Green Hills of Somerset," "Roses of Picardy," and "The Holy City (Jerusalem)," complemented by instrumental offerings on violin and flute.

Your host for the afternoon’s entertainment will be John Hardy, well-known raconteur and vocalist. He will be joined by acclaimed West Australian soprano, Fiona Mariah. The venue is the elegant jarrah-panelled Edwardian Ballroom (1898), at Cottesloe Civic Centre, as part of the "Music for Pleasure" Series.

Artists:

Fiona Mariah - soprano
John Hardy - tenor
Lisa Rowntree - piano
Rebecca White - violin
Emily Gunson - flute

Fan mail

"Your music-making is a treasured part of the Perth cultural scene - thank you!" Richard, from Nedlands


Summer Mozart Festival

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre

This Festival brings to life the musical world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most loved of all composers. Enjoy a variety of Mozart’s music, complemented by works composed by his friends, colleagues and pupils, with readings from Mozart’s own letters. Discover the musicians who influenced and inspired him – and even a few rivals and enemies.

The Festival presents three varied programmes, with music by Mozart ranging from the eleven-year-old child prodigy through to the last months of his life. Each concert features ensemble works with piano, performed by special guest artist, internationally renowned English concert pianist Mark Gasser.

Concert One
3pm Sunday 9 January 2011

This programme features chamber music for various combinations of piano, flute, oboe, French horn, viola, cello and double bass, with Mozart's enchanting Adagio and Rondo (K.617), a quartet by his friend Johann Christian Bach, and favourite pupil Hummel's magnificent Septet in D minor, op. 74, a work that was often performed by Liszt.

Artists
Mark Gasser - piano
Emily Gunson - flute
Joel Marangella - oboe
Malcolm Stewart - French horn
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Louise McKay - cello
Boguslaw Szczepaniak - double bass

Concert Two
3pm Sunday 16 January 2011

This programme includes a rare performance of Mozart's brilliant early Piano Concerto in G major (K.41), composed by Mozart at the age of eleven, and an exquisite aria for soprano, "Se ardire, e speranza" (K.82). These works by the young prodigy are complemented by music from two of his rivals, Vogler and Graf, as well as Gluck's charming Flute Concerto in G major.

Artists
Mark Gasser - piano
Elisa Wilson - soprano
Emily Gunson & Philip Murray - flutes
Malcolm Stewart & Doreé Dixon - French horns
Rebecca White & Pascale Whiting - violins
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Catherine Tabi - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass

Concert Three
3pm Sunday 23 January 2011

This programme promises to be a splendid finale, with Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto in G major (K.453), then a passionate Rondo for flute and piano by his son Franz Xaver, and finally Mozart's famous Symphony no. 40 in G minor (K.550), in its original rarely-heard instrumentation.

Artists
Mark Gasser - piano
Emily Gunson - flute
Joel Marangella & Jane Blanchard - oboes
Joanne Littlely & Natalie De Biasi - bassoons
Malcolm Stewart & Doreé Dixon - French horns
Zak Rowntree & Rebecca White - violins
Tzvi Friedl & Kathryn McKay - violas
Catherine Tabi - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road), with ample free parking on site.

Fan mail

"(Sunday evening) Thank you for today's concert. It was one of the best! What a great pianist - but you were all outstanding to my ear." Rae, from Floreat (Concert, 9 January 2011)

"We came away from yesterday's concert just bubbling with excitement from the experience. The final item, Hummel's Septet in D minor, was ringing in our ears all the way home. What a contrast to the armonica Adagio from Mozart's final year. The Hummel was a piece of bravura, not only for the pianist but as a showpiece for all the musicians, with every instrument contributing either as a magnificent solo or as an inspired ensemble. This was an experience we will remember for years to come." Yvonne and Patsy, from Shenton Park (Concert, 9 January 2011)

"Many thanks for a gorgeous series of concerts at Kalamunda." Martin and Irene, from Mandurah (Concerts, 9, 16, 23 January 2011)

"We were delighted to be present at the first of your Summer Mozart Festival concerts. We congratulate and salute you. The concert was truly memorable - lively and beautiful, one of the best we've attended anywhere. We thank you for co-ordinating such a feast. More power to your arms - and fingers!" Anna, from Alfred Cove (Concert, 9 January 2011)


3pm Sunday 5 December 2010

Bach Cantata

presented by the Emanuel Ensemble

St Luke's Church, 20 Monument Street, Mosman Park

Celebrate the glorious music of Johann Sebastian Bach with this exciting concert featuring his exquisite Italian Cantata "Non sa che sia dolore", BWV 209, complemented by the elegant French Suite in B minor for flute, strings and harpsichord, BWV 1067.

Special guest artist is internationally renowned soprano Emma Pearson of the Hessisches Staatstheater of Wiesbaden, Germany, appearing courtesy of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

The venue is St Luke's Anglican Church, Mosman Park. Built in 1897, this historic church has a resonant wood-panelled interior, producing magnificent acoustics. Located at 20 Monument Street, it can also be accessed from Stirling Highway, and there is ample parking.

Artists:

Emma Pearson - soprano
Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree & Rebecca White - violins
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Catherine Smith - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord

Fan mail

"The pleasure I feel from listening to your music brings me peace and joy." Chris, from Westminster

"Truly amazing!" Kathy, from Mount Hawthorn


3pm Sunday 14 November 2010

Mozart and Friends

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre

"Mozart and Friends" brings to life the musical world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most loved of all composers. Enjoy a variety of Mozart's chamber music, complemented by works composed by his friends, colleagues and pupils, interspersed with readings from Mozart's own letters and other contemporary writings. Discover the musicians who influenced and inspired him - and even a few rivals and enemies!

The programme features two of Mozart's exciting early symphonies for chamber orchestra (K. 134 & K. 199), a trio by Mozart's son Franz Xaver, and the enchanting "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" from Gluck's "Orpheus."

The W. A. Mozarteum makes a welcome return to Kalamunda, following the success of their debut series commemorating Mozart's 250th anniversary.

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Canning Road (corner of Recreation Road), with ample free parking on site.

Artists:

Emily Gunson & Philip Murray - flutes
Malcolm Stewart & Katrina Hermann - French horns
Zak Rowntree & Rebecca White - violins
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Oliver McAslan - cello
Claire Williams - double bass

Fan mail

"I love your concerts: your programme choices, musicianship and contagious enthusiasm." Julia, from Mount Claremont


7th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical music. The 7th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival presents a series of three Sunday afternoon concerts in York, Toodyay, and Northam.

Concert One - Wendling Quartet
2:30pm Sunday 26 September 2010
Holy Trinity Church (1858)
Pool St (cnr Newcastle St), York

The Festival opens with a concert by the renowned Wendling Quartet, performing in the magnificent acoustics of Holy Trinity Church in York. Consecrated in 1858, it is WA’s oldest inland church, and features altar panels painted by renowned local WA artist Robert Juniper.

Since its formation in 1993, the Wendling Quartet has explored the rich repertoire of music for the combination of flute, violin, viola & cello, revealing many superb treasures composed for this genre. The programme chosen for this concert includes works by three European masters, Viotti, Danzi & Köhler, composed in the early 19th century around the time of European settlement in WA.

The four members of the Wendling Quartet are Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree (violin), Tzvi Friedl (viola), and Sophie Walker (cello).

Experience the elegance of this quality quartet!

Concert Two - Spring Serenade
2:30pm Sunday 3 October 2010
St John's Anglican Church (1889)
11 Wellington St, Northam

The Festival continues with a “Spring Serenade” in the warm intimate ambience of St John’s Anglican Church in Northam, which contains some of the finest stained glass in WA.

This splendid recital showcases celebrated guitarist Duncan Gardiner, with distinguished viola virtuoso Tzvi Friedl from Austria, and flautist Emily Gunson.

The programme presents musical delights from the 16th to the 21st century, including pieces from Renaissance England for recorder & guitar, and Duncan Gardiner’s appealing original compositions.

Also included are two delightfully lyrical trios for the unusual combination of flute, viola & guitar by Wenzel Matiegka, who was a friend of Schubert.

A Spring Serenade to savour!

Concert Three - Music’Autentica
2:30pm Sunday 10 October 2010
St Stephen’s Anglican Church (1861)
Stirling Tce, Toodyay

“Music’Autentica” presents a special concert of early music from England, performed on authentic early musical instruments in the glorious resonant acoustics of St Stephen’s Church in Toodyay.

This unique event offers a rare opportunity to hear chamber music from the Baroque & Classical Era, played on hand-crafted early woodwind & strings, to the accompaniment of the characteristic plucked sound of the “bentside” spinet, a small harpsichord popular in England during the 18th century.

The programme includes a variety of chamber music by composers who were resident in England, including the fascinating collection of “Airs for the Spring” by the inimitable Scotsman James Oswald, as well as works by Giordani and Spourni.

Artists are Emily Gunson (Baroque flute & recorder), Pascale Whiting (Baroque violin), Clare Tunney (Baroque cello), and Dr. John Hardy (spinet).

Be transported back in time with this enticing event!

Fan mail

"I greatly enjoyed Sunday's concert, and especially thought that Duncan's composition 'Ballad' was exquisitely beautiful." Andrew, from Nedlands


2:30pm Sunday 11 July 2010

Winter Serenade

Holy Trinity Church, York

The Emanuel Ensemble returns to York for a delightful winter concert at the Avon Valley's oldest church, the historic Holy Trinity Church (1858) on the banks of the Avon River.

Programme includes three exquisite sacred arias by Johann Sebastian Bach for tenor with flute obbligato, and a trio for flute, cello and organ by eighteenth-century cello virtuoso, Anton Fils.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Scott Wellstead - tenor
Louise McKay - cello
Joseph Nolan - organ


7:30pm Wednesday 30 June 2010

The Romantic Flute

Callaway Music Auditorium, University of Western Australia

Flautist Dr. Emily Gunson presents the first in a new series exploring the neglected nineteenth-century Romantic repertoire for flute with piano and other instruments.

This concert features Three Romances, op. 94 by Schumann, Ballade by Charles Edouard Lefebvre, Chopin's "La Cenerentola" Variations, and the magnificent Trio, op. 65 by Jan Ladislas Dussek.

The venue is the Callaway Auditorium at the University of Western Australia’s School of Music. With its excellent acoustics and raked seating, this air-conditioned wood-panelled music room is the ideal setting for this elegant evening event.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Louise McKay - cello
Lisa Rowntree - piano

Fan mail

"What a great concert!!! We loved it all. How lucky are we to have access to your wonderful music-making. Congratulations to you 'three ladies' with 'magic fingers' - skipping skillfully over your instruments, seemingly effortlessly!! Many thanks." Ben & Yvonne, from Maylands


3pm Sunday 30 May 2010

Mozart and Friends

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Theatre

The W. A. Mozarteum presents the first in a new ongoing series exploring the music of Mozart and his friends, interspersed with readings from Mozart's own letters.

Programme features Mozart's delightful opera "The Magic Flute" arranged for quartet, also works by Haydn, JC Bach, and Ignaz von Beecke.

The venue is the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned theatre of the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Canning Road (corner Recreation Road).

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Fiona Coad - oboe
Zak Rowntree - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Louise McKay - cello


3pm Sunday 9 May 2010

Emanuel Ensemble's Mothers Day Concert

Viva Vivaldi!®

St Luke's Church, 20 Monument St, Mosman Park

Celebrate Mothers Day with one of the most loved composers, Antonio Vivaldi, known as the "Red Priest of Venice." The venue is St Luke's Anglican Church, Mosman Park. Built in 1897, this historic church has a resonant wood-panelled interior, producing magnificent acoustics. Located at 20 Monument Street, it can also be accessed from Stirling Highway, and there is ample parking.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Daniel Kossov - violin
Joel Marangella - oboe
Jane Kircher - bassoon
Pascale Whiting - violin
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Sophie Walker - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


6th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival

The Avon Valley abounds in charming little old churches and other historic buildings, ideally suited to intimate concerts of classical music. The 6th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival presents a series of three Sunday afternoon concerts in York, Toodyay, and Northam.

Concert One - Music'Autentica
2.30pm Sunday 4 October 2009
Holy Trinity Church (1858)
Pool St (cnr Newcastle St), York

To open the festival, "Music'Autentica" presents a special concert of early music from England performed on authentic early musical instruments, in the warm resonant ambience of Holy Trinity Church in York. Consecrated in 1858, it is WA's oldest inland church, and features altar panels painted by renowned WA artist Robert Juniper.

This elegant event offers a rare opportunity to hear chamber music from the Baroque and Classical Era, played on hand-crafted early woodwind and stringed instruments to the accompaniment of the characteristic plucked sound of the "bentside" spinet, a small harpsichord popular in England during the eighteenth century.

The programme features a variety of chamber music pieces by composers who were resident in England, including Handel, Valentine, Pepusch, Abel, and Johann Christian Bach.

Artists are Emily Gunson (Baroque flute & recorder) Jordi Corall (Baroque oboe & recorder), Pascale Whiting (Baroque violin), and Sophie Walker (Baroque cello), with Dr John Hardy (spinet).

Be transported back in time by this unique artistic event!

Concert Two - Viva Vivaldi!®
2.30pm Sunday 11 October 2009
St Stephen's Anglican Church (1861)
Stirling Tce, Toodyay

The Festival continues at St Stephen's Church in Toodyay with a concert of "Viva Vivaldi!" performed by the Emanuel Ensemble, Perth's most popular and enduring independent chamber music group, who are celebrating their 21st birthday this year.

This event features music by Antonio Vivaldi. Known as the "Red Priest of Venice," his exciting chamber concertos are replete with the rustic verve and rhythmic vitality that have made him one of the most loved of all composers. Also included are delightful trios from Mozart's "Don Giovanni."

Backing onto the Avon River, St Stephen's Church was built in 1861 from handmade bricks and local stone. The wooden floor boards and locally made pews are original, enhancing the church's exquisite acoustics.

The musicians on this occasion are Zak Rowntree (violin) and Joanne Brown (bassoon) from the WA Symphony Orchestra, and flautist Emily Gunson, with well-known local GP, Dr John Hardy (harpsichord), who will also introduce the items on the programme.

Come along and treat yourself to an invigorating dose of "Vivaldi in the Valley"!

Concert Three - Spring Serenade
2.30pm Sunday 18 October 2009
Avon Valley Arts Society Gallery
(The Old Post Office, 1892)
33 Wellington St, Northam

The Festival comes to a conclusion with a splendid "Spring Serenade." Experience the intimate ambience of a salon setting, in the art gallery at Northam's Old Post Office (1892), with this enchanting recital of Classical and Romantic chamber music.

The programme features music for the rare combination of flute, viola and piano, with two deliciously lyrical trios by Tommaso Giordani and Josef Kuffner, showcasing the different tone colours of the three instruments. Also included are a couple of sparkling duets by Telemann and Devienne.

To perform this recital, renowned viola virtuoso Tzvi Friedl from Austria joins Emily Gunson (flute) and Dr John Hardy (piano).

A fitting Festival finale with this superb Serenade!

Fan mail

"So enjoyed your concerts in Toodyay and Northam - both marvellous!" Beverly, from Wembley


3pm Sunday 30 August 2009

Emanuel Ensemble presents

Viva Vivaldi!®

St Luke's Church, 20 Monument St, Mosman Park

The Emanuel Ensemble's "Viva Vivaldi!" concerts are devoted to the wonderful chamber music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), giving music lovers the opportunity to experience the fascinating though little known chamber repertoire of this beloved composer, known as the "Red Priest of Venice." This programme presents several of Vivaldi's exciting chamber concertos for flute, oboe, strings, and basso continuo, including the charming "Bullfinch" and the rousing "La Tempesta di Mare," along with entertaining anecdotes from Vivaldi's extraordinary life story.

Also on the programme is a joyously lyrical quintet in G major for flute, oboe, and string trio by one of Mozart's rivals, Ignaz von Beecke (1733-1803), and a repeat performance of the newly discovered trio sonata by the Ensemble's namesake, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788).

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Joel Marangella - oboe
Zak Rowntree & Stewart Hardy - violins
Tzvi Friedl - viola
Catherine Smith - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


3pm Sunday 16 August 2009

Emanuel Ensemble's 21st Birthday Concert

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

"Bach & Sons"

The Emanuel Ensemble celebrates their 21st birthday with a concert at the Eileen Joyce Studio - where it all began!

The programme presents chamber music by the illustrious Bach family, with trio sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and each of his four famous musical sons: Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich, and Johann Christian. A special feature will be the first modern performance of an unpublished work by the Ensemble's namesake CPE Bach, held in the Washington Library of Congress.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Catherine Smith - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


3pm Sunday 31 May 2009

Haydn Bicentenary Special Concert

Callaway Auditorium, University of Western Australia

Marking the exact 200th anniversary of the death of Haydn, the Emanuel Ensemble presents this special bicentenary concert featuring three of his symphonies in contemporary chamber arrangements by J.P. Salomon, from the private collection of Dr. Emily Gunson.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree & Rebecca White - violins
Tzvi Friedl - cello
Sophie Walker - cello
John Hardy - piano

Fan mail

"The Emanuel Ensemble has really established itself as a significant group in Perth's musical life. Congratulations on all that you do." E/Prof. David Tunley (UWA)


3pm Sunday 10 May 2009

Mothers Day Concert

Callaway Auditorium, University of Western Australia

The Emanuel Ensemble presents a delightful Mothers Day Concert, featuring chamber music by women composers from the 18th to the 20th century, including Princess Wilhelmina of Bayreuth (1709-1758), Anna Bon di Venezia (1740-ca.1770), Louise Farrenc (1804-1875), and Stephanie Champion (1897-1956).

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute & recorder
Anna Sleptsova - piano
Sophie Walker - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord

Fan mail

"You were stupendous! You were fantastic! You were absolutely brilliant!" Santina Stransky, OAM.

"Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL performance on Sunday and thanks to John for his fantastic, interesting, and entertaining introductions. My mum is a classical music enthusiast and thoroughly enjoyed it. To see women composers performed was a real treat!" Cath, from Maylands


3pm Sunday 19 April 2009

Music Research in Performance: The French Flute Project

La Flûte Révolutionnaire

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia

Music Research in Performance is the forum where Dr. Emily Gunson shares aspects of her doctoral research in a practical way with the wider music-loving community. The French Flute Project explores the Classic French flute tradition, in which beauty and purity of tone was the primary objective. The exponents of this tradition were linked pedagogically through their teaching and mastery of the fundamental principles of technique, and their exquisite artistry is celebrated through programmes featuring music written by and for them.

This concert commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of the revolutionary flautist François Devienne (1759–1803), founder of the Classic French flute tradition at the Paris Conservatoire, and a contemporary of Mozart. The programme also includes chamber music by Michel Blavet, and beautiful miniatures for flute and piano by Gabriel Pierné and Philippe Gaubert.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Lisa Rowntree - piano
Stewart Hardy - violin
Catherine Smith - cello
John Hardy - harpsichord


Haydn Bicentenary Series

Classical chamber music by the great Austrian master Franz Josef Haydn, marking the 200th anniversary of his death.

Concert One
3pm Sunday 15 February 2009

This programme features Haydn's complete trios for piano, flute, and cello. Artists are Emily Gunson (flute), Lisa Rowntree (piano), and Catherine Smith (cello).

Concert Two
3pm Sunday 8 March 2009

This programme features Haydn's opus 100 trios for flute, violin, and cello. Artists are Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree (violin), and Catherine Smith (cello).

Concert Three
3pm Sunday 29 March 2009

This programme features Haydn's complete "London" trios for two flutes and cello. Artists are Emily Gunson and Naoko Matsushita (flutes), and Catherine Smith (cello).

Eileen Joyce Studio, University of WA

Fan mail

"Thank you once again for your lovely music, and for keeping your concerts financially available. We really look forward to going." Imogen, from Warwick (Concert, 8 March 2009)

"That was a glorious concert yesterday - we were enthralled! Thank you for letting us share in your wonderful talents - and isn't the Eileen Joyce Studio the perfect venue?" Yvonne, from Shenton Park (Concert, 29 March 2009)


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2008-11-23 Music Research in Performance: The French Flute Project - "La Flûte Enchantée" Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), David Wickham (piano), Helen Brown (soprano), Zak Rowntree (violin), Oliver McAslan (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) Blavet, Wendling, Devienne, Taffanel, Fauré, Gaubert 
2008-10-19 5th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival - Concert Three - Wendling Quartet St Stephen's Anglican Church, Toodyay Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree (violin), Tzvi Friedl (viola), Clare Tunney (cello) Wendling, Mozart, Thieriot 
2008-10-12 5th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival - Concert Two - Music'Autentica St John's Anglican Church, Northam Emily Gunson (Baroque flute & recorder), John Hardy (spinet) Hook, Handel, Loeillet, Oswald, JC Bach 
2008-10-05 5th Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival - Concert One - Viva Vivaldi! York Uniting Church (Wesley Church) Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree & Rebecca White (violins), Oliver McAslan (cello), John Hardy (organ & harpsichord) Vivaldi, CPE Bach, JS Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi 
2008-09-07 Consolations - A Healing Concert The Chapel, Wollaston College Conference Centre Emily Gunson (flute), Rebecca White (violin), Susannah Williams (violin), Grace Ah-Quee (viola), Clare Tunney (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) Boccherini, Quantz, JS Bach, CPE Bach, JC Bach, Gluck, Mozart 
2008-08-17 Emanuel Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Series Two - Concert 3 Callaway Music Auditorium, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), David Wickham (piano), Joel Marangella (oboe), Zak Rowntree (violin), Tzvi Friedl (viola), Catherine Smith (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) CPE Bach, JC Bach 
2008-07-27 Emanuel Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Series Two - Concert 2 Callaway Music Auditorium, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), Joel Marangella (oboe), Zak Rowntree (violin), Tzvi Friedl (viola), Catherine Smith (cello), John Hardy (piano & harpsichord) CPE Bach, JC Bach 
2008-06-29 Emanuel Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Series Two - Concert 1 Callaway Music Auditorium, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), Lisa Rowntree (piano), Joel Marangella (oboe), Zak Rowntree (violin), Tzvi Friedl (viola), Catherine Smith (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) CPE Bach, JC Bach 
2008-05-11 Mothers Day Concert Callaway Music Auditorium, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute & recorder), Lisa Rowntree (piano), Zak Rowntree (violin), Bernadette Peters (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) Macken, Amalia, Bon, Farrenc, Holland, Hyde, Bonis, Jacobs-Bond 
2008-04-20 Emanuel Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Series One - Concert 4 Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree (violin), Catherine Smith (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) CPE Bach, JS Bach 
2008-04-13 Emanuel Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Series One - Concert 3 Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree (violin), Catherine Smith (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) CPE Bach, JS Bach 
2008-03-30 Emanuel Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Series One - Concert 2 Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree (violin), Catherine Smith (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) CPE Bach, JS Bach 
2008-03-09 Emanuel Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert Series One - Concert 1 Eileen Joyce Studio, University of Western Australia Emily Gunson (flute), Zak Rowntree (violin), Catherine Smith (cello), John Hardy (harpsichord) CPE Bach, JS Bach 
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