Sunday 25 February, 2024
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wolumla Memorial Hall
Ticket Price: $30 (Students & Children: Free)
The musical palette of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was rich with diversity: the era where the Late Romanticism, folk idioms, Impressionism and Expressionism each had a voice in a time of global upheaval and change. Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) and Katherine Day (piano) present works of Debussy, Strauss, Zemlinksy, Marx and Franz in a delightfully mixed program of familiar and rediscovered repertoire.
Versatile, classically trained singer/actor/performer Sarahlouise has performed many genres and styles of music. She has sung in many of Europe’s illustrious theatres under the batons of celebrated conductors and worked with noted staging directors.
Katherine Day’s profound interpretations and carefully sculpted intimate sound worlds touch on the infinite and timeless. Her artstic path is that of weaving disparate works with a common narrative, spotlighting the unusual along the way.
Versatile classically trained singer/actor/performer Sarahlouise has performed many genres and styles of music. She has sung in many of Europe’s illustrious theatres under the batons of celebrated conductors and worked with noted staging directors.
Australian born Sarahlouise gained a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Classical Voice, from Australian National University and went on to Postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. At both places she worked and studied with some highly notable teachers and had masterclasses with renowned singers, vocal coaches and pianists. In turn she had success in international Singing Competitions.
Sarahlouise’s performance experience embraces many genres: Musicals (Legit, including Gilbert & Sullivan), Musical Theatre, Opera, Operetta, Music Hall, straight theatre, Oratorio and Liturgical music repertoire, Early Music and Art Song.
From breadth of experience, she has come to understand the style and sense of what the composer intends and the spirit of the Age the music was composed.
Since her return to Australia in 2007, Sarahlouise has established herself as a concert artist and recitalist of Art Song, having performed with the Canberra Choral Society, University of Canberra Chorale, National Capital Orchestra, Canberra International Music Festival, and given regular recitals for Art Song Canberra and Wesley Music Centre.
Katherine Day’s profound interpretations and carefully sculpted intimate sound worlds touch on the infinite and timeless. Her artistic path is that of weaving disparate works with a common narrative, spotlighting the unusual along the way.
Katherine Day is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Royal College of Music. In 1999, she won the VCA concerto competition and finalist in the RCM’s concerto trials 2002. In 2007, Katherine won the Liederfest Accompanist Prize and travelled to the UK to tutor on the 2008 and 2009 Frensham Heights international master course for pianists, assisting master pianist Julian Jacobson. She has performed countless art song recitals, with singers Margaret Haggart, Shu Cheen Yu, Bradley Cooper, Michael Smallwood, David Hobson, and Alteouise DeVaughan.
Katherine appears regularly as a concerto soloist, performing the Grieg Concerto in A minor, Mozart Concerto in D minor, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, F. X. Mozart Concerto in E flat and Beethoven Concerto in G Major. Katherine is also sought after as a chamber musician, recently performing arias, lieder, duos, and trios in Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and rural NSW.
2024 sees Katherine touring regional NSW in solo, chamber and art song recitals. She will also be releasing her first solo album of miniatures by Krenek, Joachim, Granados and Mozart with the MOVE label where she is also featured on albums with Shu-Cheen Yu and Peter Sheridan. She can be heard on recordings for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM. Details of Katherine’s future appearances can be found here.