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Woodwind Doubling Masterclass

I've been busy the last few weeks preparing a masterclass on woodwind doubling for Ballarat High School. Did you know instrument doubling has a long and noble history dating back to Renaissance time with musicians alternating between recorder, shawn, curtails and crumhorns! There's so many benefits to learning a second instrument from the woodwind family including access to a wider range of musical styles, development of complementary instrument techniques with breathing, fingerings and articulation – plus there's an employment edge.

If you'd like me to come by your school and give a demonstration, feel free to contact me

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An Evening Of Outstanding Concert Band Music

I'll be performing with the Geelong Concert Band who are teaming up with the Grainger Wind Symphony to present a rare evening of high quality concert band repertoire. The program will include Ghosts by Stephen McNeff, March Opus 99 by Prokofiev, Fifth Suite for Band by Alfred Reed and more! Don't miss this chance to hear some great music played by quality ensembles.

15th September 2012, 7pm
Morrison Hall Geelong College Senior School Talbot Street, Newtown
$10 Adults $5 Students and Concession
Tickets available at the Door

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Australian Saxophone Premiere

Come and be a part of Australian Saxophone History with Shannon Ebeling (saxophone) and Amir Farid (piano). A fusion of classical and jazz works including the premiere of a soprano saxophone sonata written for Shannon by PhD candidate Lorenzo Alvaro. The program also features Spanish classical/jazz saxophonist Pedro Iturralde's Suite Hellenique and John Williams' Escapades from the film Catch Me if You Can.

Tuesday 11th September 7:30pm
Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
Free entry!

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Carmina Burana

I'm playing tenor saxophone with the Ballarat Wind Orchestra in their performance of Orff's Carmina Burana with the Victoria Chorale. Although Orff is most often associated with his music pedagogy method, he wrote a fascinating cantata to a selection of medieval poems and dramatic texts. The work opens and closes with O Fortuna which topped the BBC Radio 2 list of 'most played classical pieces of the last 75 years'.

2:30pm Sunday 2nd September
Melbourne High School Auditorium
Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra
Tickets $30 Adult/$25 Concession ($5 discount when prebooked through

Conducted by Mario Dobernig

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Dew Falling…Torrent Flowing

A new soprano saxophone sonata written by Australian PhD candidate Lorenzo Alvaro will be premiered at Melba Hall on Tuesday 11th September. Dedicated to the people affected by the Queensland floods of 2011 it features two outer movements of lyrical beauty and a longer 2nd movement that gives both the piano and saxophone moments to shine. I'll be performing it with Amir Farid on piano and our rehearsals so far have been really exciting. Come along and support some new Australian music.

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