Virtuosi finishes 2013 with Jazz
Iconic Tasmanian heritage home and contemporary buildings will provide delightful settings for a Jazz finale to Virtuosi Tasmania's 2013 season. Visit our Concert Dates page for details.
Virtuosi Tasmania usually plays concerts featuring masterpieces from the classical chamber music repertoire, but occasionally presents a jazz program. Jazz performances are always popular with our audience. Indeed jazz has been considered "the chamber music of the 20th century", performed by master musicians in intimate settings to discerning audiences. The Virtuosi Tasmania program will feature the music of an ensemble who exemplified this classical approach to jazz perhaps more so than any other group, "The Modern Jazz Quartet".
Formed in New York in the early 1950's The MJQ, as it became known, was a spectacular success spanning more than three decades. Under the leadership of classically trained pianist and composer, John Lewis, the MJQ presented concerts of elegance and refinement throughout the world without ever losing their ability to swing.
MJQ concert players, clockwise, Dan Sulzberger, piano, Matthew Ives, drums, Stephen Martin, double bass and Kelly Ottaway, vibraphone.
In this concert Steve Martin (double bass) leads three of Tasmania's most accomplished musicians, Dan Sulzberger (piano), Kelly Ottaway (vibraphone) and Matt Ives (drums) playing music from the MJQ repertoire and will feature the vocals of talented Tasmanian jazz songstress Mia Palencia.
Outstanding Tasmanian jazz vocalist, Mia Palencia.
Singer songwriter, jazz crooner, voice actor and occasional thespian, Tasmania's Mia Palencia is a woman of many talents. Her original music revolves around the acoustic guitar. Her recent album, Mia Palencia in Good Company with Tasmanian jazz musicians, Kelly Ottaway, Liam O'Leary and Danny Healy reflects her outstanding talent in the jazz repertoire.
Cool Jazz with MJQ and Mia Palencia - last chance
The MJQ in full swing at Home Hill Winery on Saturday 30 Nov. Your last chances for this fabulous concert will on Sunday 1 Dec 2pm at Mountford at Longford then at Exeter at 7pm.
The MJQ with Mia Palencia at Home Hill Winery..
Meet our new Chairman
Pat Leary, long time committee member of Virtuosi, has accepted the role of Acting Chairman until the AGM when all positions will be spilled..
The good news is that Pat Leary has accepted the position of Acting Chairman of Virtuosi until the AGM in December. The organisation is very appreciative of her stepping to take this role.
Our Annual General Meeting is being planned for 8th December. The AGM is open to Virtuosi members. At that time we will be selecting a management Committee that will lead Virtuosi over the next twelve months. If, as a member of Virtuosi Tasmania, you wish to attend the AGM please contact the Secretary for details. If your are not a member and wish to be involved contact the Secretary for advice.
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