Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival

Join us in May when Arts in the Valley presents two concerts featuring the piano music of Gershwin.

Arts in the Valley has presented four biennial festivals in the beautiful surrounds of Kangaroo Valley in NSW south of Sydney, starting in 2007. We have brought the cream of Australia’s musicians to the valley to perform, and also held art and sculpture exhibitions. Our signature events have been our biennial Sculpture in the Valley, held in private gardens throughout the valley, and our Hausmusik series in which we take our audience to beautiful private houses.

In between our festivals, we like to present occasional concerts and this year is no different. We are delighted to present two wonderful Australian pianists, Simon Tedeschi and Mike Nock, in two concerts featuring the music of Gershwin. Simon will take a classical approach on Saturday May 24 at 7pm, and include other composers whose work influenced Gershwin. Simon has recently recorded two CDs of Gershwin’s music for the ABC, and these CDs have been rapturously received. Mike Nock, a superb Australian jazz pianist, will include Gershwin in his jazz concert on Sunday May 25 at 2pm. This is a rare chance to hear Mike play solo. All this is made possible by the support of Theme and Variations, who have kindly agreed to lend us a Steinway concert grand piano. The concerts will take place in the Kangaroo Valley Community Hall.

Arts in the Valley has a new organising committee, led by President Nick Minogue, and their enthusiasm will be important in making plans for our fifth biennial festival to be held in May 2015. The program is being planned and we hope to announce it to our members in October. Make sure you are a member to access advance notice and priority ticketing, and feel free to let us know if you have ideas for programs for the future!

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