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Monday, July 27, 2009

Beethoven Festival

The Australian Youth Orchestra, conducted by the Grammy award winning conductor John Nelson and with my ex-compatriot piano virtuoso Herbert Schuch have delighted, over three wonderful nights the very enthusiastic public of Adelaide with the music of the great Titan, Ludwig at the Festival Theatre.
The hall was full each night and people were genuinely excited by the performance.
The Festival has culminated with the 9th, featuring the soloists Aivale Cole - soprano, Elizabeth Campbell - mezzo soprano, Henry Choo - tenor and Douglas McNicol - baritone and the chorus of State Opera of South Australia and the Philharmonia Chorus, conducted by Timothy Sexton.
All in all, a great event that should be repeated more often, if only to educate the few swines with the flu and mobile phones turned on that almost ruined the atmosphere.
I must apologise for the photo, but there was no photography allowed.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Adelaide Impressionists demonstration

On a superb Sunday afternoon, the four Adelaide Impressionists have enchanted their impressive audience with their skills and talent.
A pleasant afternoon.
Gerhard Ritter completed a powerful portrait, Hans Koppan a beautiful little landscape, Mike Barr a monumental seascape and Alan Ramachandran a cityscape watercolour.
Missed out on winning one of the four works on offer, I'm sure they went to a much better place.
Life was never meant to be a free ride.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Adelaide Impressionists - July 5-26


Barr, Koppan, Ramachandran and Ritter

Royal South Australian Society of Arts gallery
Level 1, Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave
The exhibition will be officially opened by
The Adelaide Lord Mayor - Michael Harbison
2.30pm Sunday July 5, 2009
Win a painting from the Adelaide Impressionists!
Luscious landscapes
Beautiful beachscapes
Wonderful wetlands
Stupendous streetscapes,
portraits and more

All 4 artists to demonstrate at the same time!
Sunday July 19 - 1-3pm
Royal South Australian Society of Arts gallery
Level 1, Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see 4 artists paint in their preferred media:
Oil, watercolour and acrylic.
Gerhard Ritter
Alan Ramachandran
Hans Koppan
Mike Barr
Put the date in your diary now!
Sunday July 19 - 1-3pm
Bring your friends, bring your notebooks and cameras.