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Arts in the Valley will present our sixth biennial Festival on 5th-7th May 2017. We will be celelebrating our 10th year presenting Music, Sculpture and Art in Kangaroo Valley. SAVE THE DATE.

ART IN THE VALLEY Friday 30th September to Monday 3rd October 2016. A glorious weekend of art events. An Art Exhibition in Kangaroo Valley Hall and Art workshops.

More than one guest commented on the lack of female representation among the artists at our May 2015 festival. Sadly they were right and we had only one female performer on stage. We compensated at our June concerts in 2016 with an all-female line up.

Emma Matthews and Bernadette Harvey

Emma Matthews and Bernadette Harvey

In this non festival year, festivals are held every second year, we secured Emma Matthews, Australia’s most feted soprano, to come and sing for us. Emma was accompanied by international concert pianist, Bernadette Harvey. This concert took place on Saturday 25th June 2016 at Kangaroo Valley Hall.

PROGRAMME

EIGHT POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON, A COPLAND

  • Nature the gentlest Mother
  • There came a wind like a bugle
  • The world, feels dusty
  • Heart, we will forget him . Dear March, come in
  • Sleep is supposed to be . Going to Heaven
  • The Chariot

CALVIN BOWMAN SONGS

  • Real and Right and True . Words by the Water
  • Now Touch the Air Softly

INTERVAL

DUPARC SONGS

  • Chanson Triste
  • Extase
  • La Vie Anterieure
  • Le Manoir de Rosemonde . L’invitation au voyage

SAMUEL BARBER

  • The Summer of Knoxville

Tamara Anna Cislowska and Elena Kats-Chernin

Tamara Anna Cislowska and Elena Kats-Chernin

We will also take advantage of the fine piano we will be bringing to the Kangaroo Valley Hall to hold a concert on the Sunday morning with one of Australia’s great contemporary composers, Elena Kats-Chernin, who will play duets and improvise with the outstanding pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska.

PROGRAMME

Duo piano music by Elena Katz-Chernin

  • Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
  • Eliza Aria
  • Butterflying
  • For Richard
  • Lullaby for Nick
  • First Dance
  • Russian Rag
  • Homecoming
  • Remembering Bialystok
  • Sunshine Journal