The Annual

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

The 22nd Annual Glebe Music Festival

4th to 27th November 2011

Artistic Director Dr E. David G. McIntosh

Concert 1
Friday 4th November at 1900hrs
Gleebooks (49 Glebe Point Road):
Stars of Opera Australia David Corcoran and Margaret Plummer accompanied by pianist Kate Golla in “Sonante” English Art Songs (Britten Folksong, Copland songs, etc), musical theatre numbers and favourites from the 20th Century. More Information
(Tickets $20, concessions $10 and includes food/drinks).

Concert 2
Saturday 5th November at 1500hrs,

Benledi House (186 Glebe Point Road):
Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich (violin) and Giuseppe Zangari (guitar) in “Guivio Duo". Joseph Eisinger will play the Prelude from the Sixth Suite of Bach's solo suites for cello at the beginning of the concert.
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Supported by the City of Sydney Library

Free Special Event:
Tuesday 8th November 3pm to 4pm at the

Benledi Room, Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road.
Carl Vine In-Conversation with composer and pianist Ian Munro. The event is hosted by the City of Sydney Library and presented by Musica Viva. Telephone 02-9298-3060 for bookings which are essential.
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Concert 3
Sunday 6th November at 1530hrs
preceded by afternoon tea in the ante-room at 1500hrs
Great Hall (University of Sydney):
Douglas Hollick: organ. A Musical Journey through Baroque Europe.
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Concert 4
Friday 11th November at 1930hrs

The Old Court House (corner of St John’s Road and Talfourd Street, Glebe):
Rose McDonald, Ann Palumbo, Paul Laszlo and Tony Pyrzakowksi in “RAPT” with guest appearance by Ben Palumbo (the reincarnation of urbanXcentrics that performed in the Glebe Music Festival in 2004):
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(Tickets $15, concessions $10).

Concert 5
Saturday 12th November at 1500hrs,

Margaretta Cottage (6 Leichhardt Street, Glebe Point):
Emma Hunt (clarinet), Jane Duncan (flute) and Amy Putt (piano) in ensemble 'Trois'. Music by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Bach, Kristofer Spike and Franz Doppler.
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(Tickets $40, concessions $20 and includes food/drinks).

Concert 6
Saturday 12th November at 1900hrs,

St James' Church (King Street, Sydney):
Rachmaninov Vespers conducted by Anthony Pasquill
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(tickets available only from or at the door)

Concert 7:
Sunday 13th November at 1500hrs,

Record Reign Hall (corner St John's Road and Derwent Street, Glebe):
the “Accordions Alfresco” the NSW State Accordion Ensemble of the Australian Accordion Society
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Concert 8
Saturday 26th November at 1500hrs,

St Scholastica’s (corner Avenue Road and Arcadia Road, Glebe):
Josie Ryan (early music soprano) and the Emerald City Viols including Elizabeth Rumsey under the directorship of Brooke Green perform exquisite consort music for violas da gamba in a concert entitled “I Call and Cry”. Sacred and secular love songs and consorts from the 16th Century by William Bryd, John Dowland, Thomas Tallis, Jacques Arcadelt and Antonio de Cabeçon. Refreshments available at the interval.
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(Tickets $30 at the door or $20 concessions and early bird - for early bird phone 0422-334-054 or book up to and including 25th November).

Concert 9

Sunday 27th November at 1500hrs,

St Scholastica's (corner Avenue Road and Arcadia Road, Glebe):
Coro Innominata in Magnificat! conducted by Wayne "Sandy" Glass. A banquet of festive Baroque sound, including Bach's Magnificat in its original version and the fairly recently discovered Gloria by Handel for solo soprano and strings
(tickets available only from or at the door.)

Special Concert
Saturday 8th October at 2000hrs

Margaretta Cottage (6 Leichhardt Street, Glebe Point)
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Marco Rapetti piano: A concert to celebrate the award of the Order of Australia to David McIntosh, the Artistic Director of the Glebe Music Festival. Black tie (optional but not compulsory). Marco has made many recordings and most recently has recorded the complete piano works of Borodin (2008), Dukas (2010) and Lyadov (2011)
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Glebe Music Festival 2011

Ben Palumbo the singer at the RAPT concert at the Old Court House “disappointed” the audience. To be precise, the audience was delighted with his singing, especially when he did so whilst performing a hand-stand (yes, he sang upside down). What the audience was disappointed about was the fact that he had performed this stunt during a burlesque show in Paris whilst naked, but had declined such exposure in Glebe! Do you remember Thing in the Addams Family? The audience also witnessed a mysterious Third Hand emerge to play a double bass, followed soon after by Four-Hands-One-Double-Bass.

Massed piano accordions, nine in all, played at the Record Reign Hall, now the church hall of St John’s Anglican Church. This was a global journey – Gypsy and Russian music, Mancini and Vivaldi, tango and waltz. They also performed the Devil’s Dance – the vicar hastily changed his evening sermon in order to examine the “permissibility” of playing such a work in the church hall! Does anyone know what was first performed in the Record Reign Hall in 1897?

Emma Hunt (clarinet), Jane Duncan (flute) and Amy Putt (piano) at Margaretta Cottage played CPE Bach, Loeillet, Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Shostakovich. But the pièce de résistance had to be the Carmen Rhapsody, based on themes from Bizet’s Carmen, by Michael Webster. The organ recital by English organist Douglas Hollick took the audience on a musical tour through Baroque Europe. Listen out for the recording of the recital on Colours of the King on 2MBS-FM. At Gleebooks with Kate Golla on piano, David Corcoran sang British Folk Songs by Britten and Margaret Plummer Hermit Songs Op. 29 by Barber. Musical theatre numbers included both singing Strangers in Paradise and Somewhere.

Those in the unlikely position of not being fulfilled by the choral magnificence of Bel a cappella in Rachmaninov’s Vespers and those who simply craved more magnificence enjoyed Josie and the Emerald City Viols performing exquisite consort music for violas da gamba at St Scholastica’s on Saturday 26th at 3pm and Coro Innominata (Bach, Handel, etc) also at St Scholastica’s on Sunday 27th at 3pm.

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