Mildura Weekly : Friday January 12 Vol 12 No 10
16 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 Sunraysia locals encouraged to enjoy ‘Rivafest’ delights THE annual Murray River In- ternational Music Festival has undergone a name change in 2018, with the newly-dubbed ‘Mildura Summer Music Festi- val’ promising the same high entertainment value of its pre- decessor. The event, which kicks off next Wednesday, January 17, will feature internationally- acclaimed performers present- ing a range of genres from chamber, baroque and opera to folk, tango and jazz. Since the inception of the Murray River International Music Festival in 2003, the event has developed a reputa- tion for presenting outstand- ing concerts. Next Wednesday’s kick- off will take place at 27 Dea- kin, and will feature returning guitarist Massimo Scattolin, who will perform a duet with Andrea Vettoretti – a man re- garded as one of the most im- portant guitarists in Europe. Together they will perform Scattolin’s arrangements for two guitars of some of the greatest 20th Century music surrounding intimacy, pas- sion and humanity. The per- formance will also include a two-course dinner prepared by Sunraysia cook Stefano de Pieri. The festival continues through until Sunday, Janu- ary 28, closing with a concert by Duo Leonardo, who is cur- rently touring Australia from Italy. Duo Leonardo will take the stage at the Wentworth Town Hall, performing a va- riety of music from the 19th and 20th centuries, including transcriptions from opera. In between, patrons can enjoy a relaxing Sunday af- ternoon on January 21 in the Mildura Arts Centre foyer, with renowned cellist Blair Harris to perform two of the most captivating masterpieces ever written for solo cello. Australia’s pre-eminent piano trio, Seraphim Trio, will perform at the Museum of In- nocence, with audiences at the Museum to also hear soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and classical guitarist Andrey Lebedev. These young artists hail from Australia, but have now settled in London. The Mildura Summer Mu- sic Festival is being presented by Arts Mildura, with children under 16 able to attend the festival for free. Workshops with artists will also be available. A full program, or to book a place at any of the scheduled artist workshops, is available by visiting www.artsmildura. com.au. RENMARK’S riverfront will come alive tomor- row as part of the annual ‘Rivafest’ event, with Sun- raysia residents invited to enjoy the festivities. Rivafest will see local producers and caterers showcase regional menus and craft beverages on the banks of the Murray River opposite the Ren- mark Hotel. Presented by the Renmark Paringa Coun- cil, Rivafest will mark its fourth year in 2018, with gates opening at 4.30pm before food and beverage sites open from 5pm to 11pm. “Our change in scheduling for the 2017 Rivafest, which saw it held during the River- land’s peak tourism time, proved to be so success- ful it has been decided to maintain the time slot in 2018,” Director of Cor- porate and Community Services, Melissa Amos, said. “This will provide a greater opportunity for our boutique craft bev- erages producers and ca- terers to showcase their produce and receive max- imum exposure. “Visitors and locals alike will be able to ex- perience the best the Riv- erland has to offer in a relaxed setting as the sun sets over the beautiful Renmark riverfront.” An entertainment line-up to suit all tastes will also be on offer, with ‘Yellow Acoustic’, featur- ing Sherri Bonney (for- mer local), to kick off the afternoon. ‘McKenzie’, who has been rocking the east coast over the last few months, will also return to the event and perform during the evening. A fireworks display over the river is also planned for 9.30pm. Among the Rivafest stallholders will be local craft producers Angove Family Winemakers, Ar- rosto Coffee, Jachmann Ciders, Arnold Brothers, Woolshed Brewery and the Murray River Queen Regional Cellar Door, while the Renmark Club, Mishes Kitchen, Eleni’s at Mallee Estate, European Cuisine, Renmark Hotel and Andy Symeonakis Catering will provide food. Tickets are available online at www.renmark- paringa.sa.gov.au/rivaf- est. Adult tickets are $15 ($20 if purchased at the gate), $10 for youth tick- ets (aged 12 to 17) with children under 12 free. New name, same entertainment value • ENTERTAINMENT- PLUS: ABOVE – Massimo Scattolin, right, will perform a duet with Andrea Vettoretti, who is regarded as one of the most important guitarists in Europe, on the opening night of the Mildura Summer Music Festival. Renowned cellist Blair Harris, LEFT, will also perform at the inaugural event. 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