November and December included a Music Always tour of the Hetty Kate Trio, the Accelerando Recital, Song Play Term Four and our final Relaxed Performance for the year.
632 Music Always Residents enjoyed performances by the Hetty Kate Trio.
The Hetty Kate Trio undertook a tour during November, performing in Aged Care Facilities in Geelong, Ivanhoe, Canterbury, Caulfield North, Sunshine, Clayton, Chadstone and Burwood.
'Thank you and please note, these concerts are invaluable for Uniting clients - they really look forward to each event. Please pass on my sincere gratitude to all concerned.' Marian Dalrymple
Supported by Hansen Little Foundation, Lady Marigold Southey AC and the Hazel Peat Charitable Trust.
70 Share the Music guests enjoyed performances as part of the program.
Elderly residents from organisations including Calvary Care, Father Bob Foundation, Wintringham and Wesley Mission St Marks, attended performances throughout November and December.
'Last week , again, I was blessed to attend Mostly Mozart, it was just brilliant/beautiful and to me, emotional, it doesn't take much to get these tear ducts working.' Patron
Supported by Share the Music donors.
9 Accelerando musicians performed in their end of year concert.
On Saturday 7 December, the 2019 Accelerando musicians had their end-of-year concert in the Primrose Potter Salon. A huge congratulations to Chen Li piano, Tess Hickey cello, Jamila Jalloh voice, Edmond Kennedy drums, Thomas Poynton tenor sax, Harper Dawson alto sax, Ashwin Krishna tabla and Notis Karidakis bouzouki and Claudia McFarlane clarinet for a wonderful performance and completing their year in the program.
'Congratulations! What a fabulous night it was! It was great to see such a variety of students, instruments and musical styles. It made for a really interesting program. What was really clear was the difference the program has made to the confidence of the students involved. Those that have been with the program two - three years looked really comfortable up there, which shows what an impact you're having.
They're so lucky to have the opportunity to perform at MRC and enjoy all the other benefits of the program. Tess got to see Jacob Collier this year and it blew her mind! The Recital Centre concerts offer such diversity - great to see that the world is being reflected in what's on offer! Please convey my thanks to all involved in the program.' Katy Addis, Accelerando parent
Supported by Peggy & Leslie Cranbourne Foundation.
30 children and their families enjoyed Song Play Term Four.
Our final Song Play session for the year took place on Wednesday 11 December. Term 1 2020 sold out within the hour. A big thank you to Clare Zabrowarny for being such an amazing facilitator.
Supported by Share the Music Donors.
On Thursday 21 November, audience members from a music therapy group attended our final relaxed performance of the year, Anja & Zlatna in the Primrose Potter Salon.
The relaxed performance series has been hugely successful in 2019 and will see us presenting another eight throughout 2020.
Supported by the Samuel Nissen Foundation, Calvert Jones Foundation & the William Buckland Foundation.