Kettering Concert 2016-09-11
Jennifer Marten-Smith (Piano)
Mozart and Friends
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor KV 310 – Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
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Etude Op 25 No. 12 in C minor – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu Op 90 No. 2 in E flat major D.899 – Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
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Prelude Op 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Toccata in D minor BWV 565 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (Arranged Busoni)
Sunday 11 September 2016, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door $15
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.
Jennifer grew up in Tasmania and at age 12 was invited to study with
Professor Gediga-Glombitza at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. At age 16 she
made her public debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist in
Schumann's A minor Piano Concerto, having previously recorded the
Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto with the TSO. Two years later she performed
Rubinstein Piano Concerto No 4 with the TSO and, that same year, was the
youngest graduate of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where she was
awarded a high distinction as a double major in piano performance and
accompaniment. Other concertos in her repertoire include works by
Brahms, Dohnányi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky, and she has appeared
as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Niedersächsisches
In 1989 she began work as a repetiteur with the State Opera of South
and subsequently joined the Victorian State Opera Young Artist Programme.
Between 1997 and 2001 she was repetiteur at the Staatsoper Hannover and was a
full-time member of the music staff with Opera Australia from 2001 to 2012.
She has more than 90 operas in her repertoire. Jennifer, a member of the
Kettering Piano Quartet, is now living in Hobart, and is in demand as a
soloist, accompanist and vocal coach.
Pam Adams – Artist
Pam Adams has been painting for just over fifteen years after 30 years of teaching Geography which gave her an understanding and love of landscape. Pam works in watercolour as she thinks the soft light and gentle colours of Tasmania's landscape are best reflected in that medium. She has taken part in many exhibitions both as a group and solo participant and I won the En Plein Air prize in 2004 in the Huon Art Exhibition Group competition. She has won prizes in the 2014 and 2015 Kingborough (Lions) exhibitions. She paints regularly with a group as well as being an active member of the Tasmanian Art Society, a member of HAEG and of the Colour Circle and an invited member of the Tasmanian Art Group. While watercolour is a challenging and often unpredictable medium Pam relishes the journey she is on!