Comments re portrait of John Martin launch at 55 Merrigang Street, 15th March 2021:
From Alyson Broadfoot :
Had a sleep in today. And woke to photos. All very festive. But the best is your likeness of John. Would love to have seen the texture of the real thing. I think you have beautifully and cleverly captured his active personality and energy. Well done!!! A portrait is such a brave medium. Into the Archibald??
From Amanda Pile :
Hi Ann, I just wanted to thank you and Peter for last night – it was indeed an occasion to celebrate ! I think the painting is wonderful – you have captured John’s unique humour, quirkiness, creativity and intelligence. Again so much generosity on your behalf, so thank you.
From Adrian Wintle ( Wagga ) :
Oh wow! Don’t know how you do it! I mean, capturing John’s quirkish sense of humour. Makes this portrait so much more than a mere likeness – it’s a piece of living tissue. May I add, both you and John look very relaxed and happy. Great stuff!
New Elena Kats-Chernin Commission Opens Steel City Strings 2021 Season.
We’re delighted to announce our anticipated return to stages across the region in 2021 with ‘The Composer is in the Room’ – originally scheduled for 2020.
The program will feature the World Premiere of ‘Cinque Forme d’Amore’ (‘Five Kinds of Love’) by Elena Kats-Chernin, voted the most popular Australian composer in 2019’s ABC Classic’s Favourite Composer countdown. This piece was commissioned by local philanthropist Sue Kirby in memory of her late husband, Judge Jack Goldring.
Also featuring ‘Nothing is Forever’ by Matthew Hindson, Ann Carr-Boyd’s lively ‘Fandango’, Moya Henderson’s spiritual Aboriginal themes in ‘The Dreaming: Utterly Sacred: In Honour of 40,000 Years’; Andrew Ford’s evocative, sparkling ‘Bright Shiners’, and ‘Blue Poles’ (from The Manhattan Epiphanies); and the sublime and deeply moving ‘Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brooke’ by Frederick Septimus Kelly.
The above images were taken at the concert at Chevalier Performing Arts Centre, Burradoo, on Sunday February 28th 2021. Photos taken by Alyson Broadfoot at the concert “The Composer is in the Room”
Performance by the Steel City Strings
Conductor, Shilong Ye
Leader and Artistic Director, Kyle Little
Alyson Broadfoot (Cello) and Ann Carr-Boyd (Piano)
Prelude from Suite No 2 in D minor for unaccompanied cello . . . J.S.Bach
Lullaby . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Largo – Sonata No 5 . . . Antonio Vivaldi
Largo ( doloroso ) . . . Antonio Vivaldi
Pavane . . . Gabriel Fauré
Dreaming . . . Ann Carr-Boyd
Spiegel im Spiegel . . . Arvo Pärt
Alyson Broadfoot lives on a beautiful 50 acre property in Robertson –
‘ Wallangunda ‘ – named after the creek which runs in to Belmore Falls.
Alyson’s special love is playing chamber music and she is enjoying her collaboration with Ann.
Ann Carr-Boyd is a composer living in Bowral. In recent years she has renewed her early interest in painting and attends classes at the BDAS.
She is a strong supporter of music in the Southern Highlands and is a patron of the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra and sponsor of the bi-annual composing competition held in association with the orchestra.
“This concert featuring tenor Richard Lane and pianist/ singer John Martin, will be a highly pleasing and fulfilling mixture of musical genres.
Great hits of Mario Lanza and other favourites from the tenor repertoire will be performed by Richard with his glorious voice, while John will present a mixed bag including the odd classical and ragtime piano solos, a song or two by Noel Coward, some original items, some Australiana, and the premiere of a new work by popular local celebrity Ann Carr-Boyd.
Our audience will be made comfortable with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with light refreshments and drinks to follow, where attendees can meet and chat with the artists.”
Publicity written by John Martin for the Rose Room concert which is on Sunday February 23rd at 2.30 pm