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SOCIETY of the ARTS 2017 Trinity Grammar School


Tuesday 21 February, 7.30pm Delmar Gallery playing of the highest order — CLASSIKON En route to record in Berlin, the Acacia Quartet will be stopping by Delmar Gallery to give a sneak preview of their exciting new project. On the strength of a fast-growing reputation for superb interpretation and unorthodox programs, the quartet has been invited by the Raphael Foundation to perform and record the string quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 6 by Günter Raphael (1903-60).

Hear the Acacia Quartet’s Australian premiere of the young Raphael’s earliest string quartet paired with one of Mozart’s most famous and late string quartets. PROGRAM Raphael – String Quartet no. 1 in E Minor Mozart – String Quartet No. 15 K421 Violins: Lisa Stewart & Myee Clohessy Viola: Stefan Duwe Cello: Anna Martin-Scrase


Tuesday 16 May, 7.30pm Delmar Gallery Dobson & Goodridge’s vocals entwine; two lovesick songbirds in a melancholic pas de deux. Superb... — AUSTRALIAN STAGE

Be swept away by classic and contemporary chansons written by some of the greatest French songwriters, performed by Australia’s seductive Frenchlanguage duo! Baby et Lulu are much loved artistes Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay). With voices that blend so beautifully, and romance and seduction

expressed so intelligently and humorously, this is a truly magnetic musical partnership. Join them and their prodigious band in a celebration of la vie française! FEATURING Matt Ottignon – flute, sax, clarinet Julian Curwin – guitar Marcello Maio – accordion Mark Harris – double bass Hamish Stuart – drums


Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm Orchestra Room, Roderick West School of Music Few Australian pianists can touch Michael Kieran Harvey, one of the most exciting exponents of contemporary music in the country — THE AGE A champion of Australian music and himself a composer, Michael Kieran Harvey regularly commissions new Australian music and has performed with Australia’s leading contemporary music ensembles and orchestras. Born in Sydney, he studied piano with Alan Jenkins, Gordon Watson, and at the Liszt Academy, Budapest, under Sándor Falvai. Now based in Tasmania, his career has been

notable for its diversity and wide repertoire. He has especially promoted the works of Australian and contemporary composers and recorded many solo CDs on various labels. Trinity’s Society of the Arts is thrilled to present a solo recital by arguably one of Australia’s greatest pianists. Program details will be announced closer to the concert date.


Tuesday 9 August, 7.30pm Orchestra Room, Roderick West School of Music an extraordinary cross-cultural mix that could only be Australian —THE AGE Directed by Australian Art Orchestra’s Peter Knight, Way Out West is a listening experience like no other! The multi-award winning cross-cultural septet formed in 2001, beguiling audiences from Melbourne to Montreal and Veneto to Takatsuki with a sound that has been described as “utterly unique”. Taking out the 2016 Music Victoria Award for Best Jazz Album, their

most recent release builds on the band’s long history of integrating Asian instrumentation in a contemporary setting, and infusing these influences with West African grooves and jazz inflected melodies. FEATURING Peter Knight – trumpet/laptop Satsuki Odamura – koto Paul Williamson – saxophone Lucas Michailidis – guitar Ray Pereira – percussion Howard Cairns – bass Raj Jayaweersa – drums


Tuesday 24 October, 7.30pm Orchestra Room, Roderick West School of Music In 2016, James McLlean was awarded the prestigious Freedman Jazz Fellowship – becoming the first drummer to claim the prize in its history. For his fellowship project he will be composing for, and recording, a series of duos with some of Australia’s most creative contemporary jazz musicians: Scott Tinkler, Andrea Keller, Chris Hale, Gian Slater and Simon Barker. This material is being composed and recorded throughout 2017, for release in early 2018.

For this concert, James will be presenting a selection of this duo music, interspersed with solo pieces from his album Counter Clockwork. Hailing from Melbourne, James is active in a range of ensembles spanning contemporary jazz to experimental improvised music. He is known for his idiosyncratic solo drumset pieces; for co-leading the bands All Talk, and Blind Spot; and for being a sideman to many of Australia’s leading jazz musicians.


Delmar Gallery Trinity Grammar School

1 – 26 February The 64th Blake Prize touring exhibition selected from the 2016 finalists – a Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre exhibition, toured by Liverpool City Council

12 – 26 March Light Fields installation by Megan Mosholder (USA), presented in conjunction with Inner West Council’s international artist-in-residence program Sydney College of the Arts & National Art School graduates: Sean O’Connell, Michael Petchkovsky, Alice Sciberras & Jade Sibinovski

6 – 21 May Aris Giorgiou (Greece) curated by Jack Pam and presented by Delmar Gallery & AMCP as part of 2017 Head On Photo Festival

2 – 30 July Ray Hughes Collection: African Things painting, sculpture and objects from prominent art dealer Ray Hughes’ private collection

3– 9 June Kindergarten to Year 12 Student Exhibition part of Trinity Arts Festival

August - October Trinity Student Exhibitions 19 November – 3 December Christmas Exhibition


Trinity Grammar School’s Society of the Arts has been presenting cultural events in Sydney’s inner west since 1951, hosting such major international acts as the Amadeus Quartet, the Hilliard Ensemble, the Takacs Quartet and more. Be part of this continuing tradition and subscribe in 2017! Annual subscription includes admission to all concerts and events presented by the Society of the Arts and invitations to official exhibition openings throughout the year at Delmar Gallery.

Subscriptions Full subscription $120 / $90 concession

Parking Underground parking available, entry off Victoria Street.

3 concert package $75 / $50 concession

Subscription enquiries and bookings

Individual concert tickets $30 / $20 concession

Catherine Benz Convenor, Society of the Arts & Curator, Delmar Gallery

Venues at Trinity Grammar School Delmar Gallery 144 Victoria Street Ashfield Orchestra Room Roderick West School of Music 119 Prospect Road Summer Hill Phone 9581 6070

cover image: Sean O’Connell, Exploration of force - roller bearing ring 2015, 40,000 volts AC at 200Hz across Kodak 64T 4x5 slide film

DELMAR GALLERY Trinity Grammar School | 144 Victoria Street | Ashfield NSW 2131 Phone 02 9581 6070 | Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 5pm

Society of the Arts 2017  
Society of the Arts 2017  

Program of exhibitions and concerts at Delmar Gallery