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March 2017

Inside this issue:

  • Concertante Ensemble present Gypsy
  • Sea Jazz: Rhythms for the Sea
  • Charmian Gadd & Phillip Shovk
  • Mimosa Duo
  • Coming up in April ... I Got Rhythm

From the Events & Communications Manager

March has a distinctly gypsy flavour with Concertante Ensemble opening their 2017 season with a concert featuring the fabulous Tinel Dragoi on gypsy violin on March 5th, followed by gypsy violin/guitar duo Mimosa on the 18th. Luke Gallen presents a virtuosic performance with his trio and guests in Sea Jazz and Charmian Gadd returns to honour the great piano composers. Coming up, The Fiona Lugg Trio present an exciting new workshop, prepared especially for our 2017 Calendar, called I Got Rhythm, everything you ever wanted to know about jazz!

Enjoy and don't forget to download our 2017 Events Calendar from the website or pop in to pick up a copy.

Concertante Ensemble present Gypsy

Join popular violin soloists Tinel Dragoi, renowned Romanian born performer of traditional Roma and folk music of the Balkans, Hungary and Russia, along with Wendy Kong, talented young performer and Sydney Symphony Orchestra member

Sunday 5 March 2.30pm
Greenway Memorial Chapel, 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point

Early Bird: $35  |  Adults $40  |  Conc: $35  |  Students $15  |  Chidlren under 12 Free


Sea Jazz: Rhythms for the Sea

Luke Gallen presents this innovative concert of original compositions and Jazz standards from 3 of the country's finest jazz musicians: Luke Gallen, Toby Hall and Ashley Turner. Sponsored by Take3 - an initiative aimed at keeping our beaches and waterways clean.

Luke Gallen - Sax/Flutes/Clarinet/Samples
Ashley Turner - Bass
Toby Hall -Drums and percussion

With special guests:
Gavin Ahearn - Piano/Keys
Neilsen Gough - Trumpet
Dennis Walsh - Percussion

Friday 10 March 8pm
Don Craig Room, Laycock Street Community Theatre, Nth Gosford

Tickets: Adult $30 | Conc $27  |  Student $15
Groups of 10 or more $20

43 233 233 or online at

Charmian Gadd & Friends

Join the extremely talented and generous Charmian Gadd (violin), Georg Pedersen (cello) and Phillip Shovk (piano) for an afternoon of music with refreshments provided.

Donations at the door please.  All funds raised go towards the Central Coast Conservatorium Student Musical Instrument Fund.

Sunday March 12 at 2.30pm
Robert Knox Hall, 45 Mann St, Gosford

Donation of $20 per adult. Includes afternoon tea. Children FREE

Mimosa Duo

Let the exciting duo of Morgan (classical/gypsy guitar) and Phoebe (gypsy violin) take you on a journey through the streets of Paris, with excitingly fresh repertoire and arrangements. This concert will be recorded as a live album.

Saturday 18 March 7.30pm
Robert Knox Hall, 45 Mann St, Gosford

Adults $30, Concessions/Seniors $27, Students (School Aged) $15, Children (0-5 yrs) Free

I Got Rhythm

Double Bassist, and regular on the jazz circuit, Fiona Lugg, has brought together a trio of talented musicians including Gavin Ahearn on keys and Toby Hall on drums to present a new style of interactive workshop featuring active listening by the participants and observers, and performances from the Trio that demonstrate key rythmic concepts in jazz.  If you are a beginner to intermediate musician, or a teacher, on any instrument, and you are interested in learning more about jazz, then this workshop is for you. Expressions of interest are open for participants (we want a range of instrumentalists) and observers are also welcome. Go to the website for more details.

Saturday 1 April from 4pm
Robet Knox Hall, CCC, 45 Mann St

Participants $30  |  Observers $15

Also Open - Masterclass with Andrey Gugnin (piano)


Central Coast Conservatorium
35, 45 Mann Street GOSFORD NSW 2250
Phone: 4324 7477
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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.