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An Actor Prepares

                              Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Page 21

                                                                        An Actor

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   Eagles Nest                 ■ A preview performance of An Actor Pre-
                               pares will be presented at the Eagles Nest
                               Theatre headquarters, 24 Hardy St.,
                                                                                   Written by James Adler and with directon
                                                                               and musical composition by Nela Trifkovic,
                                                                               the outcome is a piece of fairytale perfor-
                                                                                                                                fluences from Balkan flavoured melodies with
                                                                                                                                Middle Eastern vocal patterns to pop beats,
                                                                                                                                to chamber music inspired by the Western
      Theatre                  Brunswick on Saturday, March 1 at 8pm be-
                               fore the production moves to the Adelaide
                                                                               mance art that takes the audience on a jour-
                                                                               ney inside the emotional and intellectual life
                                                                               of a terrorist.
                                                                                                                                Classical tradition.
                                                                                                                                    Doors open on March 1 at 7.30pm, with
                                                                                                                                show from 8pm. Tickets: $15/$10 Bookings:
  breathes new                     This will be on the back of a sell out
                               season during La Mama Theatre's 40th Birth-
                               day celebrations.
                                                                                   Its central theme is the anger that comes
                                                                               from being voiceless and powerless and the
                                                                               connection between this experience and vio-
                                                                                                                                9384 6900 or email: bookings@
                                                                                                                                    Pictured: James Adler and Nela Trifkovic
   life into this                  Since it was first performed in 2005,
                               James Adler, Nela Trifkovic, Jason Chalmers
                                                                                   Much of the impact of this piece lies in
                                                                                                                                present An Actor Prepares on March 1 at 8pm
                                                                                                                                at the Eagles Nest Theatre, 24 Hardy St.,

  timeless tale
                               and Magdalena Romaniuk have collaborated        its score, which both layers music over the      Brunswick. Bookings 9384 6900
                               to breathe new life into this symbolic and      narrative and uses music as a narrative de-                        Photo: Valentina Yakimov
                               timeless tale of light and dark and despair.    vice unto itself. It draws on a variety of in-                     Report: Cheryl Threadgold

 Victoria Welsh Choir             ■   The Cantorion Cymreig Victoria Welsh       Wales, as guest conductor. He is in great           Musical Director Faleiry will also be
                                  Choir invites all who love Welsh music to      demand as an accompanist, organist,             playing harp with the Welsh folk group
                                  join them and guests to celebrate St           adjudicator and conductor of singing fes-       Pendragon Dreaming with Pedr Bonnell
 celebrates St David’s            David, the patron saint of Wales, at the
                                  Grand Annual St David’s Day Concert on
                                  Saturday, March 1 at 7.30 pm at the Rob-
                                                                                 tivals, many of which are broadcast on
                                                                                 radio and television. He has also appeared
                                                                                 as guest organist on CD recordings with
                                                                                                                                 (acoustic guitar, vocals and didgeridoo),
                                                                                                                                 Siân Brion (flute, violin and vocals) and
                                                                                                                                 Gavin Keen (bass guitar and synthesiser).
    Day on March 1                ert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.
                                      Everything Welsh will be coming to-
                                                                                 a number of famous Welsh choirs.
                                                                                      Popular guest artist Rhonda Yates will
                                                                                                                                     Once again, the successful winner of
                                                                                                                                 the 2008 “Victoria Welsh Male Voice
                                  gether this year on the actual saint’s day     be the solo soprano as well as singing          Choir – Ross Hartnell Memorial Scholar-
                                  – patrons might care to wear a daffodil if     with the choir – she accompanied the            ship” will be introduced to the audience
                                  a leek is too big! Or they could dress in      choir on both its trips to compete at the       and will give a short performance in cel-
                                  red and show their Australian pride and        National Eisteddfod of Wales and her            ebration of receiving the award.
                                  Welsh passion.                                 Welsh diction was highly praised by local           For an authentic Welsh evening of en-
                                      Before the concert, attendees will be      conductors.                                     tertainment and musicality, Cantorion
                                  entertained by a newly formed group of              Welshman Huw Jones will entertain          Cymreig Victoria Welsh Choir invites
                                  Welsh dancers called Ceffyl Gwyn who           the audience with his wonderful harp-pla-       music lovers to join them on March 1 at
                                  will demonstrate a number of Welsh reels,      ing. Trained at the Royal Academy of Mu-        the Robert Blackwood Hall with plentiful
                                  jigs and hornpipes.                            sic in London, Huw joined the Melbourne         free parking.
                                      Apart from the choir’s own Welsh           Symphony Orchestra in 1967. Since his               Tickets - $32 adults, concession and
                                  native speaker Musical Director Faleiry        retirement he has been in great demand          groups of 10+ $30 and children $15 - are
                                  Koczkar, the choir will also welcome for       as a soloist with the MSO and other lead-       obtainable from Janet Jones-Roberts on
                                  the third time Robert Nicholls from South      ing orchestras including Opera Australia.       9753 5334.

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