Have you heard of ‘Music in the Library’? From 11am until midday on the first Saturday of each month, a talented band of musicians perform a free concert at Thirroul Library.
This Saturday, November 3, the concert will be performed by five clarinettists from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.
Council’s Manager Library and Community Services Jenny Thompson says the concert is one of the Northern Illawarra’s best-kept secrets! “We have some of the region’s best young musicians play in the reading area,” she says. ” It’s always a joy to see these players perform and it’s delightful to see library customers enjoy music as part of their visit on a Saturday.
“We began the Music program as part of the ‘Summer in the Library’ for 2017 and it was so successful we decided to continue the program.”
The Clarinet Ensemble will play a selection from Mozart through to movie themes, like Pirates of the Caribbean. This small, unique like-instrument ensemble perform regularly at music concerts at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music next to the Botanic Garden, Viva la Gong and received commendations and awards at the Wollongong Eisteddfod for their unique sound.
This ensemble started as two clarinet players and soon grew into a trio before expanding to a quartet of clarinets in late 2017. The addition of a bass clarinet in early 2018 completes the ensemble, now a quintet.
The players are Tilly Rood, Claudia Gill, Ilaria Ramirez [on B flat clarinets], Chelsey-Rae Hall [bass clarinet] and Patrick Sirianni [E flat soprano clarinet].
What: Music in the Library
Where: Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul District Library
When: 11am to 12 noon on the first Saturday of each month