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Upcoming Concerts & Masterclass events – Jeremy Kurtz, Rob Nairn, Rufus Reid

Master class with Jeremy Kurtz – principal of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, 11th of September, 2018, Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide 3-5pm, Bishop Hall.
Double Bass students and teachers are very welcome to attend.

Distant Isles – Norwood Symphony Orchestra Concert with soloist Rob Nairn
Sunday, 7th October 2018,  2:30pm, Norwood Concert Hall
Norwood Symphony Orchestra evokes the rugged beauty of the Scottish isles with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, inspired by the composer’s first visit to Scotland in 1829. Guest soloist Rob Nairn also joins the orchestra for Gran duo Concertante by Bottesini – a rare delight of a concerto featuring double basse and violin – and, rounding out the concert, is Bernstein’s perennial favourite Overture to Candide and Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe’s Sun Song. For more information, and tickets, go to: www.norwoodorchestra.com/distant-isles

Double Bass Day and Competition – FREE
Sunday, 18th of November, 2018, Melba Hall, Parkville (University of Melbourne)
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music presents it’s second Double Bass Day and Competition, bringing together performers, teachers, students, luthiers and exhibitors from all over Australia. The day will feature recitals, masterclasses, jazz clinics, and lecture demonstrations. The solo competition is open to any bassists under 28 years of age and will be adjudicated by a distinguished panel of judges including the principal bassists of several of Australia’s symphony orchestras. There will also be a special program for young bassists open to students of all ages and levels. Attendance for the day as well as entrance to the competition are free and open to any double bassists and their families. Featured Artists include: Rufus Reid, Andrew Sinclair, Steve Reeves, Max McBride, Stuart Riley, Damien Eckersley, Ben Hanlon, and Stephen Newton. Registration essential: mcm.unimelb.edu.au/bassday

For more information, the event poster is here: 2018 MCM BassDay Flyer_v4