Counting down to fringe festival this Saturday

THIS year’s Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival will kick off with a day-long fringe event at New Norfolk this Saturday (October 14) and the program has been designed to be accessible for the whole community.

The day will begin with a concert by the Sequenza Trio, joined by the New Norfolk Motet Choir. There will also be an exhibition in the Barracks Gallery at Willow Court and the Derwent Valley Concert Band will play at the New Norfolk Market.

In the early afternoon there will be a concert by the Tasmanian String Quartet and clarinetist Andrew Seymour playing works by Mozart and Jabra Latham. In early evening, patrons will be able to enjoy jazz and refreshments whilst touring the Nurses Quarters and Ladies Cottage at Willow Court.

FULL NEW NORFOLK PROGRAM:

11am – Concert 1: Sequenza – Studio 9B, 9 Burnett St (former Uniting Church) Ticketed event.
This will be the first performance in a most beautifully and lovingly restored Georgian church. Let Sequenza and New Norfolk’s own Motet Choir transport you back in time with music from the 17th century. David Malone guitar and lute, Matt Goddard percussion, Brett Rutherford viola de gamba, Quin Thomson voice.


11–4pm Exhibition at the Barracks Gallery – The Avenue, Willow Court. Free event.
Derwent Valley Arts is a community-based, volunteer-run organisation established to enhance the Derwent Valley as a place to live by promoting the arts in our region.

Noon – Derwent Valley Concert Band & Market – Lees Corner (Burnett and and High Sts) Free event.
The New Norfolk Market is held every Saturday in High St, from 8am and 2pm; showcasing a huge variety of local producers, fabulous foodies, creatives, artisans and makers. Mix this with a performance by the Derwent Valley Concert Band this weekend.

Noon-2pm Lunchtime piano – The ArtHouse, 47a High St. Free event.
Enjoy a solo piano performance over coffee or lunch at The ArtHouse Cafe, creative retail, exhibition and event space.

Noon–4pm Exhibition by Milly Yencken – Haus of Vovo, 24 Burnett St. Free event.
Haus of Vovo is an independent gallery space curated by artist Tricky Walsh, created to support other artists with a focus on immersive or installation based practices.

2.30pm Concert 2: Tasmanian String Quartet – St Matthew’s Anglican Church, 6 Bathurst St. Ticketed event.
The festival’s second concert will feature Fire Music by Jabra Latham and Clarinet Quintet K581 by Mozart, experience this exquisite music in St Matthew’s Church. Featuring Jennifer Owen & Lucy Carrig (violin), Doug Coghill (viola), Jonathan Bekes (cello), Andrew Seymour (clarinet).

4–6pm (tours start at 4.30) Concert 3: Jazz in the gardens at the Ladies Cottage and Nurses Home, The Avenue, Willow Court. Ticketed event.
Entrepreneurial sisters Betul and Dephne invite you to enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious nibbles while learning about their ambitious plans to transform the historic Ladies Cottage and Nurses Home into a vibrant hospitality and cultural precinct.

Tickets to the fringe events at New Norfolk are available here.

See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition every second Friday.

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