Golden Age (String) Quartet – saxophonist Nick Russoniello and Julia Russoniello (violin) with Rafael Font (historical violin), Tara Hashambhoy (historical viola) and Caroline Hobbs (cellist) presenting a programme featuring American music from the 1920s in an era when the saxophone and ‘rags’ were the buzz….
Andrew Rumsey (piano), Thomas Azoury (clarinet/piano) Toby Aan (violin) a varied programme of piano solos, piano duets and piano trios by Bach, Michele Mangani, Camille Saint-Saȅns, Sarasate, Cesar Franck and others.
Chanterelle String Quartet: Leone Ziegler and Fiona Ziegler (violins), Jane Hazlewood (viola), Kristy Conrau (cello) – Sydney Symphony Orchestra members. Items by Boccherini, Mozart, Piazzolla, Stephen Lalor. The group has recorded works featuring Stephen Lalor as composer and mandolinist, who was present in the audience.
Mark Walton OAM – clarinet and saxophone and pianist Sumiko Yamamura with two of Mark’s advanced music students Andrew Yung (clarinet) and Miriam Alperovich (bassoon).
A diverse programme of solos, duets and trios including Burgmüller’s Duo Op.15 for clarinet and piano, Bach’s Sonata in G minor for soprano saxophone and piano, Mozart’s Divertimento No. 1 for two clarinets and bassoon, Kreutzer’s Adagio for clarinet, bassoon and piano.
Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Awards for Performance Excellence held in Association with Sydney Eisteddfod. Ten of the most outstanding instrumentalists aged 12-15 from the 2019 Eisteddfod.
Performances are followed by an audience vote and the awarding of prizes.
Ku-ring-gai Male Choir with Musical Director Dr. Paul Whiting OAM, Accompanist Louise Scott and associated artists. An enjoyable conclusion to the year with traditional spirituals, some operatic items, a Christmas favourite O Holy Night and John Rutter’s magnificent benediction The Lord Bless you and Keep you.