Cathy Irons

violinist: performer and teacher

Journeying Inward

Journeying Inward is a fascinating exploration of creativity by classical musicians, contemporary dancers and a sculptural artist.

Cathy Irons (violin)
Sharon Baylis (viola)
Tomas Hurnik (cello)
Robyn Webster (sculpture)
Emily Napolitano, Chloe Summerhayes, Bina Iris (dancers)

Beethoven String Trio Op 9 No 2 
Martinu String Trio Op 1 
Mica Fantasia
Salina Fisher Yabo

presented in the new Ron Ball Studio at Christchurch Town Hall
6pm Thursday 12 September

Keys for Improvising: Unlocking Your Musical Potential

Maybe you don't quite fit in the box? Want to see what else you can do with your instrument? Unleash the hidden you!

I will be presenting a fun, interactive weekend for classically trained musicians to explore and develop their own musical voice, and communicate with others through improvisation.

We'll learn a blues, a modal piece, a bossa nova and a jazz standard. Bring along simple classical piece you can play, and you’ll be able to apply your new learning into making it sound fresh and inspired.

We’ll also bring on board the amazing jazz-classical pianist, Barry Brinson to help us swing! Nothing too hard and you’ll be soon improvising confidently and comfortably at the level of your ability.

Suitable for students, amateurs, teachers and performers – all abilities and ages are welcome.

Bring your instrument (orchestral instruments only) and sense of adventure.

Friday 4 - Sunday 6 [email protected] Hanmer Springs
To find out more details and register
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Friday evening: Session 1 Getting to know each other through Improvisation
Saturday morning : Session 2 More Classical Games: to develop confidence and basic skills in improvising/Jazz Basics/Pieces
Saturday afternoon: Session 3 Jazz Basics/Pieces/Let’s Make it Swing! Putting all your new skills into action, we will be accompanied by a live jazz keyboardist to make us sound awesome!
7-8.30pm Saturday evening: Concert: The Classical Jazz Quartet (extra cost, for more details, use the Contact Us page
Sunday: Session 4 Practice our pieces leading to informal concert for family and other Festival participants