Whats on at Newcastle Conservatorium

‘HYPOCHONDRIA AND OTHER MADNESSES’ presented by Thoroughbass
Friday 18 March | 7.30pm

Acclaimed early keyboard performer Israeli-born Michael Tsalka joins Diana Weston and Monika Kornel for a regional tour of NSW in a program for two harpsichords. Michael’s list of awards and achievements is long. Performer on piano, harpsichord, fortepiano, clavichord, square piano and chamber organ, he is also the artistic director of a number of early music festivals and a prolific recording artist for Naxos and other labels. A keen supporter of new music for keyboard, Michael has premiered many new works in his concerts all over the globe, a tradition we continue in this program. Music by Vivaldi, Handel, Couperin, Soler, Zelenka and topped off with a celebratory new work by Ann Carr-Boyd.

Cost: Adult $30.00 Concession $25.00

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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: IMPACT, TRANSLATION, ENGAGEMENT: A public lecture by Professor Malcolm Gillies
Monday 21 March | 5.30pm
Public Lecture:
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Q&A: 6.30pm – 7.00pm
Refreshments served: 7.00pm – 7.30pm
Malcolm Gillies considers how the ‘creative industries’ came about, and what their global and Australian prospects are in meeting student aspirations, research benchmarks, industry needs and cultural expectations. He then draws on exciting impact findings arising from the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, as well as a 2015 study of research translation by Australia’s Learned Academies, and the recent Watt Report on research policy and funding.

Cost: FREE

PERCY GRAINGER AS INNOVATOR: A public lecture by Professor Malcolm Gillies

Tuesday 22 March | 10.30am
Lecture: 10.30am – 11.30am
Q&A: 11.30am – 12.00pm

Percy Grainger (1882-1961) was one of Australia¹s most famous musicians. Although the composer of many folksy short pieces, by which he is best known, he was a serious musical innovator, aiming for a music ‘free’ from fixed pitches and rhythms and ‘democratic’ in its involvement of the whole community. Gillies describes the stages of Grainger’s innovations, pointing out how his ideas sometimes crossed over into other arts and life itself.

Malcolm Gillies is co-author or editor of five books about Percy Grainger, including The All-Round Man, Grainger on Music, Portrait of Percy Grainger, Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger, and Bird¹s-Eye View. A professor of music since 1992, he holds a PhD from the University of London and a higher doctorate in Music from the University of Melbourne. He now lives in London.

Cost: FREE

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