Mildura Weekly : Friday January 20 Vol 11 No 11
NEWS 21 FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU offers plenty on, and asked to elucidate Joe said: “With the politi- cal upheavals we are witnessing in America today, it is fair to say that the United States is not one coun- try but a mosaic of several countries, each with its own set of cultural values. “It is also impossible to have lived through the 20th Century and the first instalment of the 21st and escaped its influence through films, music, tele- vision and political alliances,” he said. “It is customary to sneer at it for giving the world its loathed fast food chains, bad television and some say, degenerative values. “For me, it has arguably gifted the world some wonderful treasures. To begin with, some of the greatest music composed during the past 120 or so years. “Further, America also provided refuge from Nazism for some of Europe’s greatest musical fig- ures like Stravinsky and Schoenberg. “And speaking of musical gifts, does one need to go beyond jazz as an art form? “American Spirit celebrates the America I find appealing and captivating – Mark Twain, Samuel Barber, Ambrose Bierce, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, The Sopranos, Tom and Jerry, big open spaces, Appalachia, bustling me- tropolises, bluegrass, Woody Allen, the Coen broth- ers, the Midwest, Miles Davis and so on...the sum of which amounts to a greater entity called Ameri- cana.” Nine Lives of La Folia, Joe explained, is “a con- temporary suite of nine short movements based on a 16th Century harmonic sequence (of unknown origin) called La Folia – a sort of 12-bar blues of its day. “It served as a compositional template for countless composers, including Corelli, Vivaldi, Rachmaninov, and now myself, ” Joe said. “I notice at the very end of the program Joe mentions ‘some surprise re-imaginings of the music of Gershwin and Duke Ellington’. I think that will add a lot of interest for a lot of people,” Wentworth Arts’ Cynthia Keenan added. Tickets for the Wentworth concert, starting at 8pm, are $20 and are available at the door. The Mildura Summer Music Festival, formerly known as the Murray River International Music Festival, is an annual event for music lovers featuring interna- tionally acclaimed performers presenting a range of genres from chamber, baroque and opera to folk, tango and jazz. Since its inception in 2003, the Festival has de- veloped a reputation for presenting outstanding concerts and earned the trust of audiences who are guaranteed an uplifting experience. Other festival acts this year include: • A Night at the Opera: Featuring Jeremy Kl- eeman’ and Olivia Cranwell and accompanied by Phoebe Briggs, the trio presents a concert of oper- atic heroes, villains, and lovers. • The Streeton Trio: Emma Jardine (violin), RIGHT, Blair Harris (cello) and Benjamin Kopp (pi- ano) have been described by Musica Viva as “Aus- tralia’s most internationally successful piano trio.” • The Iventi Ensemble: Ben Opie (oboe), Ryan Williams (recorder) and Nick Pollock (theorbo and lute) are three of Australia’s most talented musi- cians and come together to present a musical jour- ney through the ages. • Emma Jardine: Australian-born Emma Jar- dine, has performed as recitalist and chamber mu- sician across Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia. More information is available online at www. artsmildura.com.au, just click on the Summer Mu- sic Festival link. “American Spirit celebrates the America I find appealing and captivating – Mark Twain, Samuel Barber, Ambrose Bierce, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, The Sopranos, Tom and Jerry, big open spaces, Appalachia, bustling metropolises, bluegrass, Woody Allen, the Coen brothers, the Midwest, Miles Davis and so on...” – Joe Chindamo 46-48 Lemon Avenue, Mildura PO Box 5050, Mildura 3502 Ph (03) 5022 8719 James: 0474 970 794 www.absgroundworks.com email@example.com Go for bitumen... all weather surface! ARE YOU FED UP WITH LOSING YOUR DRIVEWAY? All types of earthworks and roadworks undertaken Groundworks Sub Base Road Base Stablising Asphalt 2 Coat Seal Road Dressing Patching Dry Chipping Works undertaken Factories Acreage Commercial and Private Properties Roads Carparks Farms ABN 72 168 345 640 CONTACT JAMES NOW ON 0474 970 794 firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE no obligation quote. ELIMINATE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR DRIVEWAY Rutting Washouts Bogging Pot holes Dust Go for bitumen... all weather surface! ARE YOU FED UP WITH LOSING YOUR DRIVEWAY?
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