Orchestra returns for two concerts
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra returns to Shepparton next month for two concerts ahead of a much-anticipated performance at New York’s iconic Carnergie Hall.
Waaia singer-songwriter Jessica Lorraine has made it to the semi-finals of a nationwide songwriting competition with a focus on mental health issues.
Celebrating the musical talent of students from across the Goulburn Valley, the Shepparton Young Instrumentalist Award entertained a large crowd on Saturday. Held at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, the annual event celebrated its ninth year with more than 100 students playing across the day. Competition sections included piano, brass, woodwind, percussion, vocal, strings and guitar. Age categories in each section include 10-and-under, 13-and-under, 16-and-under, 19-and-under as well as a class in each section for students in their first 12 months of learning. Shepparton Young Instrumentalist Award secretary Leona Gibbs said the day finished with a gala final involving the senior competitors.
Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra begins its September series of chamber concerts this Sunday with a varied program of music from jazz to Schubert.
Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre will be decked out with couches, candles and small tables for a night of fun cabaret and food next month. Singer and comedian Amity Dry is bringing her ‘39 Forever’ show to Shepparton following successful seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festivals. Billed as the perfect girls night out, Ms Dry takes a time warp back to when fringe perms and ra-ra skirts were cool as she explores the pressure to stay forever young and asks whether 40 really is the new 30 — or perhaps only with the right Instagram filter. Riverlinks’ manager Ken Cameron said the show weaves songs from the 1980s and 1990s through witty stories. ‘‘I think a lot of people will recognise themselves as she skates through her life, telling audiences of a girl too eager to grow up,’’ Mr Cameron said. He said the performance promises to be a sparking, enthralling, laugh-out-loud night out. Support act is local singer Jessica Lorraine, performing from 7 pm. 39 Forever: Amity Dry is on at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre on Thursday, September 7, from 7 pm. Tickets are from $37 to $45, which includes a one-course meal, from 6.30 pm. To book, phone Riverlinks on 5832 9511 or go to www.riverlinksvenues.com.au/whats-on
An afternoon of classic songs from opera, pop and jazz is on offer when three tenor singers perform at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre next month.
Music lovers can once again enjoy springtime treats as the popular Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra chamber series returns next month.
The third Winter Sessions music event is expected to hit the right notes and warm the soul. Providing a hub for live music in Shepparton, the monthly series of live music shows are held at The Vault. Founder Jamie Lea said number three would mark the half-way point for the season. ’The Winter Sessions are a hidden gem in the heart of Shepparton and our aims are high,‘ Ms Lea said. ’We wish to create a safe and comfortable space for those looking to connect to incredible music, a place where musicians feel respected and appreciated and together create a village of the most wonderful of people. ’We really do want everyone to enjoy our events. The Vault is an accessible venue, we have gender neutral bathrooms, everyone is welcome and our audience is like a big family.‘ This month’s line-up includes Boulevard and Grim Fawkner, who performed at the Secret Garden Gig finale. And while the headliner is new to Winter Sessions stage, Ms Lea said they would be well received. ‘Harry Coulson and The Blue Dogs are raw, rocky, and all things dirty and we cannot wait for them to blow your socks off,‘ she said. Tickets start at $22 with lounge and reserved table seating options available. For information, visit thewintersessions.com
Harry Coulson will be entertaining local audiences at the Winter Sessions on July 26 and 27.
A young indigenous photographer’s work which reveals disturbing stories of colonial frontier violence, is the subject of Shepparton Art Museum’s latest acquisition.
Shepparton musos will deliver a blast from the past at a free live jam session at the Aussie Hotel this Sunday.
Nathalia’s creative scene has received a boost thanks to a $10980 grant for The G.R.A.I.N Store.
Shepparton youngsters have a prime opportunity to learn about Adolf Hitler’s evil next week.
Shepparton’s GV Hotel was packed to the rafters with board games and fierce competitors at the annual ShepparCon board gaming convention.
Following on from a hugely successful performance at St Paul’s Concert in the Chapel in May, Shepparton jazz performers Just The Three Of Us return to the stage next month.
A man was located with life-threatening injuries on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna. It is believed the incident happened about 6am but the man was unable to be revived and died at the scene. More to come
Homicide Squad detectives have charged an Echuca man with murder following the death of another man in Daltons Bridge near Cohuna yesterday. A 29-year-old Daltons Bridge man was located with life threatening injuries at an address on Easton Rd...
Emergency services are responding to a major collision on the Goulburn Valley Hwy near Gillespies Rd. The highway is closed in both directions and is under Victoria Police control. It will re-open when it is safe to do so. Drivers have been asked to...