GGS CONCERT SERIES 2015 - SLAVA AND LEONARD GRIGORYAN

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Date: Wednesday 19 August, 7.00pm
Location: Music School Auditorium
Cost: $30 full/ $20 concession
Tickets are available from Helen Grozdanovski at the Music School on tel: +61 3 5273 9275 or email: heleng@ggs.vic.edu.au.

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have astounded audiences worldwide with their guitar virtuosity. The brothers have performed with symphony orchestras and at international festivals in Australia and overseas. 

They have released six albums, four of which have been nominated for ARIA awards. They share a deep appreciation and understanding of a broad spectrum of musical styles. 

Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound. It is not classical, not jazz, not world... it is the Grigoryan Brothers.

THE ARIA CO – GGS CONCERT SERIES

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The second of the Concert Series concerts was held on 20 May. As always it was a rainy night- something about fine music and stormy weather. Jessica Aszodi (soprano), Matthew Thomas (bass) and Peter de Jager (pianist) presented wonderful repertoire from some very famous musicals and operas. Threepenny Opera – K. Weill, Don Giovanni – W. A. Mozart, I vespri siciliani- G. Verdi, La Tosca – G. Puccini, Trouble in Tahiti – L. Berstein, Cabaret Songs – B. Britten, Sweeney Todd, Follies, and The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - S. Sondheim, The May I Love ¬ G. Gershwin and finishing with Cabaret – J. Kander. It was a veritable “who’s who” of operatic and musical vocal works. The audience was taken through this journey with absolutely stunning vocals from Jessica and Matthew who at times rattled the windows in the Music Hall with their resonate sounds. This night was a very special concert that allowed us to take a small break from our normal routine. 

We are looking forward to the next concert Slava and Leonard Grigoryan on Wednesday 19 August, 7:00pm. Please book through the portal or call Helen Grozdanovski on 52739275.

Jodie Townsend
Director of Music/Head of the Arts Faculty


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MAGGIE PATSTON PERFORMS AT CHRIST CHURCH GEELONG

Geelong Grammar School has a long association with Christ Church Geelong. Before the School moved to Corio in 1914, this was the place of worship for the School and there are many reminders around the grounds and inside the church of our time spent there. 

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We were very privileged to be asked to have a musician perform at their recent 'Keep the Fires Burning' concert on May 17. Maggie Patston (Yr12 A) accepted the challenge and performed for us beautifully. Our thanks and congratulations go to Maggie for representing us on this occasion over our exeat weekend. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Christ Church community for continuing to include us in their events and community.

Jodie Townsend
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