Pocket Productions was launched last year as an Arts North West initiative to deliver high quality productions to smaller communities and villages in the New England North West. This April, the network will welcome a series of concerts by the wonderful Bloodwood Quartet.
The Bloodwood Quartet was formed in 2006 at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has toured extensively in Australia and abroad as cultural ambassadors for Sydney University.
Bloodwood developed a close relationship with Bloodwood Winery in Orange, NSW and have been collaborating with the Winery for their food and wine festivals regularly since 2006. Laura Curotta (viola) and Robert Jackson (cello) remain from the original quartet formation and now reside in Armidale. They are on faculty at the New England Conservatorium of Music and perform throughout New England and the North West. They are joined on violin by Daniel Lopez and Jason Tong, both sought after Brisbane-based musicians. Eleanor Streatfeild, cellist, formerly of Armidale, will be appearing as a guest artist on this tour to complete the quintet formation for works by Boccherini and Schubert.
The Quartet will be performing at the following venues:
The Art Shack, Wallabadah
6.30pm, Thursday 5 April
Contact Tania 0427 462 155
The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba
6.30pm, Saturday 7 April
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 6782 1109
Deepwater School of Arts
3pm, Sunday 8 April
Contact Carelles 6732 1997 or Helen 0428 674 594
Breeza Community Hall
6.30 for 8pm, Friday 13 April
Contact Marlene 6747 4680 or Gail 6744 5846
Contact the venues for more information and ticket information.