Classical concerts “not to be missed” at Montville

Classical concerts “not to be missed” at Montville

The “Cadenza Chamber Players” with their conductor, Nambour product Lucas Lynch.

The purpose built concert hall – with the resident grand “Flame Mahogany” piano – at Lucas Parklands, Montville, has been described as one of the best classical music performance venues in the world for its size.

Harpist Jaclyn Miles is among the many talented musicians to perform at the “Lucas Parklands Concerto Extravaganza” at Lucas parklands, Montville, on August 5 and 6.

Lee Lucas pictured with the Concert Hall at Lucas Parklands, which will host “Lucas Parklands Concerto Extravaganza” on August 5 and 6.

Russian pianist Nadia Koudasheva will perform at the concerts.

The grounds at the Lucas Parklands estate.

 

Lovers of classical music, it’s worth planning now to attend the “Lucas Parklands Concerto Extravaganza” in early August at the purpose-built concert auditorium at the exquisite Lucas Parklands, Montville.

The unique music event will feature a “small” orchestra of around 20 globally-recognised rising stars, playing several concertos– including the iconic “The Carnival of the Animals” and “the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp” – and much more, over two days of performances in the intimate purpose-built Lucas Parklands auditorium.

The auditorium is set beside majestic-yet-peaceful and undisturbed rainforest on the Narrows Road, Montville, just a stone’s throw from Baroon Pocket Dam an ideal setting for majestic and classical music.

Lee Lucas pictured with the Concert Hall at Lucas Parklands, which will host “Lucas Parklands Concerto Extravaganza” on August 5 and 6.

“It’s been the home of Lucas Parklands Music Events since 2008 and those who play here love it,” Ian Lucas, of Lucas Parklands, said.

“It’s been described as one of the top two or three places in the world to play, for its size.”

Among the “names” who will perform in August are two local products:  former Montville State School student Sam Lucas, who is building a reputation globally as a cello player and currently studying at the world-renown Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf Germany; and former Nambour local Lucas D Lynch, founder of the “Cadenza Chamber Players”, a pianist and conductor with recent productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Wizard of Oz” on his resumé.

Mr Lynch had been a regular attendee of the Lucas Parklands classical concerts since they first started in 2008, and is now returning as a conductor and performer.

“He came along with his grandmother to all the concerts,” said Mrs Lee Lucas of Lucas Parklands.

“He’s very energetic; it’s quite exciting to have him come back.”

The 100-seat auditorium has been designed without parallel walls, with acoustic plaster walls and hardwood floors that provide acoustic drum like properties.  Soft lighting and large windows provide a lush, green and natural backdrop for the performers.

Other works to be played at either of the two August concerts are Konstantin Shamray at the piano, Movement 2 of the Rodriguez Concierto de Aranjuez transcribed for Harp and orchestra, Movement 3 of the Haydn Cello No 2 and Bruch’s Kol Nidrei to be performed by Sam Lucas.  The slow movement (2) of the Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 to be performed and conducted by Lucas D Lynch and Konstantin Shamray to perform  Mozart Piano Concerto No 12.

The purpose built concert hall – with the resident grand “Flame Mahogany” piano – at Lucas Parklands, Montville, has been described as one of the best classical music performance venues in the world for its size.

In a unique addition to the concerts, singer Ebony Hamacek with orchestral accompaniment will perform in the Sunday matinee songs like: “Wishing you were somehow here again” from the Phantom of the Opera, “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from Wizard of Oz, “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins, “I could have danced all night” from My Fair Lady and more.

The hall is also blessed to have a unique and special Steinway “Flame Mahogany” grand piano as one of the centrepieces. It is one of the last pianos to have ivory keys, fashioned from stockpiled ivory after the ban on ivory use.

Past concerts have attracted music lovers from across South East Queensland,  the Sunshine Coast and  hinterland, who value quality music and recognise the special experiences delivered by Lucas Parklands events.

“It’s a new experience too for people who like classical music in the hinterland,” Lee said.

“There’s nothing like it.”

The “Lucas Parklands Concerto Extravaganza” is on Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6 at Lucas Parklands, 126 Narrows Road, Montville QLD, Australia 4560.

Further information is available at: http://lucasparklands.com.au   telephone 07 5478 5667 or email lucasparklands@bigpond.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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