Here is a short overview of the last year’s! Bay st Festival 2018
We are proud to support music education in the Port Phillip area and organize this festival annually for all: the school choirs and bands, community music groups, ensembles, and orchestras.
Participating schools are Middle Park Primary School, Port Phillip Specialist School, Port Melbourne Primary School, Albert Park Primary School, Albert Park College, Elwood College, Elwood Primary School, St. Kilda Park Primary School, St. Kilda Primary School, Sandringham Primary School, South Melbourne Primary School, South Melbourne Park Primary, Footscray City Primary School.
Coming up a premiere of my new orchestral piece for the Dandenong Ranges Orchestra, August 24th in Malvern Town Hall 2 p.m.
Coming up a premiere of my new composition ‘The Bunjil’ for 8 instruments at the Asia Europe Music Festival in Kazan, Tatarstan, 15th of September
Coming up a premiere of my new piano composition ‘The Human Progress’ 23 rd of November at MONA Gallery Tasmania, performed by Michael Kieran Harvey
Coming up ‘Christmas Concert at St Silas’ with community adult choir, children choir’ and professional musicians 13th of December at 7 p.m. in St Silas Church Albert Park, Melbourne
We have regular piano concerts at the beautiful space in St Silas Church Albert Park!
All students encouraged to play their pieces by memory and perform in front of the adoring audience of supportive friends and parents!
Students also do AMEB exams, encouraged to composition and improvisation, exposed to classical, jazz and popular styles of music and love music for the rest of their lives!
The St Kilda based Ukulele Ladies plus A Couple of Blokes has launched a guerrilla music campaign to bring the delights of the ukulele to the public.
Instead of formal concerts or gigs the Ukulele Ladies and Blokes will just turn up at a restaurant or event with their ukes and play a couple of numbers.
Bay Street Festival has been running in Port Phillip area since 2010 and has directly contributed to a higher level of music education and a greater sense of community!
All local school choirs and ensembles, including community music groups, bands and orchestras come up on a night to celebrate the end of the year with music!
The traditional ‘song competition’ on a night boosts the friendly competition among school choirs and awards three best choirs on a night!
The festival will run again on 29th of November in 2019!
See you there!
I was very lucky to be invited to attend the 33rd Asian Composers League International Conference in Manila, Philippines on 6th-12th November. My composition ‘Breath’ was performed at the National University of Philippines. I loved the collaboration between all the composers that attended the conference. It was inspiring and nurturing and I am looking forward to the next conference in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2016.
What did you do on school Holidays?
Together with my nephew who is 12 years old and a keen rock guitar player we decided to play a mix! Classical (which is me) meets Rock!
We improvised on two themes: Piano concerto number 1 by Tchaikovsky and ‘Beat it’ by Michael Jackson! Recorded it in a studio and came up with awesome track!
Dec and Natasha 25.09.15
Beethoven’ Vienna 1808 with the MSO and Royal Philharmonic Choral at Hamer Hall 2nd of May 2015.
Congratulations to one and all who were part of the Vienna 1808 concert with the MSO, glowing tributes and reviews all round. The concert will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM on Saturday 09 May at 12pm.