Central Coast Conservatorium of Music


Crossroads Festival is back!

Sunday, 17 September 2023 Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Central Coast Conservatorium of Music

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Five concerts, three days, one festival! Don't miss Australia's finest chamber musicians - including violin virtuoso Madeleine Easton, concert pianists Phillip Shovk and Clemens Leske, Phoenix Collective string quartet and Concertante Ensemble - in a series of intimate concerts.

Thank you for your wonderful support following after our difficult decision to postpone Crossroads Chamber Music Festival due to illness. We also extend our sincere thanks to the wonderful musicians have kindly rescheduled to bring this exciting music event to you on the new dates of 6 - 8 October.

The festival will be held in Gosford at Robert Knox Hall (Central Coast Conservatorium), St Mary's Chapel and Gosford Anglican Church.

Due to the new dates there have been some minor changes to our original program.
Due to prior commitments, Phillip Shovk is now unable to perform his Saturday morning recital as originally scheduled.

We are, however, extremely pleased to welcome distinguished pianist Clemens Leske - concerto soloist with all of Australia's symphony orchestras and winner of numerous prizes and awards, including the ABC Young Performer of the Year, the David Paul Landa Memorial Scholarship (Australia), and the Hattori Award (London).
He will be taking to the stage for a piano and violin concert with Madeleine Easton.

Bach Akademie will now be performing Bach on Saturday (instead of Sunday) while audiences can enjoy an intimate evening concert with Phoenix Collective on Sunday in Robert Knox Hall.
Also note the slightly earlier time for Concertante Ensemble on Sunday, starting at 2pm.

More details from the Event Listing on Coast Box Office. coastboxoffice.com/s/ZMVXM8CXAXHF

Postponement: We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this weekend's Crossroads Chamber Music Festival due to illness.
With a number of musicians falling ill this week, Central Coast Conservatorium of Music feels it is best to put the health and wellbeing of our musicians, staff and wider community first. While this is a disappointing outcome we are looking forward to bringing the festival to Central Coast audiences in October.

Fresh from playing at King Charles' coronation, Australian violinist Madeleine Easton will headline the festival, presented by Central Coast Conservatorium of Music.

Bringing together local and international chamber musicians for a weekend of performances, this year's festival will feature an exciting program of five concerts featuring one of Australia's foremost concert pianists Phillip Shovk, violinist and Bach Akademie founder Easton, the Phoenix Collective Quartet and Central Coast's Concertante Ensemble chamber orchestra.

For the past 15 years, we have been dedicated to delivering exceptional chamber music experiences to the Central Coast.
We are thrilled to announce the return of our beloved three-day chamber music festival, featuring an exhilarating program of recitals that includes performances by renowned concert pianist Phillip Shovk, accomplished violinist and Bach Akademie founder Madeleine Easton, the talented Australian string quartet Phoenix Collective, and the brilliant Concertante Ensemble chamber orchestra from the Central Coast. Join us for a celebration of high-quality chamber music that is sure to captivate and inspire.

The festival will launch with a special gala opening night at Central Coast Conservatorium in Mann St at 6pm on Friday, September 8, featuring an intimate violin and piano recital by Easton and Shovk.

On Saturday there will be two concerts held in the Robert Knox Hall.

In the morning, at 11am, Shovk will present works by Scarlatti, Schubert and three pieces arranged by legendary American pianist and composer Earl Wild, including Three Etudes on Gershwin songs.

In the afternoon, the Phoenix Collective take to the stage at 3pm with a program that will include Haydn's String Quartet in D Major (The Lark) and Dvo�™ák's ‘American' String Quartet.

The festival will finish with a closing concert at Gosford Anglican Church featuring the Concertante Ensemble at 3pm.

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Central Coast Conservatorium of Music is presenting Crossroads Chamber Music Festival at Gosford Anglican Church Fri, 6th to 8th October

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