Season 2017

Posthumous Composer in Residence: Johann Sebastian Bach

New music across the centuries: the Firm presents a series of four concerts revolving around the music of JS Bach (1685-1750).

Concert 3 Monday October 2nd: a special Masterworks event featuring
Konstantin Shamray playing Bach's Goldberg Variations.

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The Firm Season 2017 - JS Bach's personal seal


$35, $16 concession (4 concerts)


$12, $7 concession

Tickets available at the door or from Trybooking

All secondary and tertiary music students receive complimentary season tickets, available at the door.

Join us for complimentary refreshments after each performance.

Concert 1: 8 pm, Monday June 26th, at Elder Hall

Michael Ierace, piano, and Simon Cobcroft, cello Michael Ierace and Simon Cobcroft

Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Cello Suite
Anne Cawrse
Fragment for Piano
Quentin Grant
Knock on the Door
Raymond Chapman Smith
Glasperlenklavier, Teil 1
Johann Sebastian Bach
Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668

Concert 2: 8 pm, Monday August 21st, at Elder Hall

Ashley Hribar, piano, and Simone Slattery, violin Ashley Hribar and Simone Slattery

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in G major, BWV 1019
Grahame Dudley
Three Pieces after Bach
Sebastian Phlox
New work
Raymond Chapman Smith
Glasperlenklavier, Teil 2

Concert 3: 8 pm, Monday October 2nd, at Elder Hall

Konstantin Shamray Konstantin Shamray, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Verschiedene Canones, BWV 1087

Concert 4: 8 pm, Monday November 6th, at Elder Hall

Robert Macfarlane, tenor, and Kate Macfarlane, soprano

with Michael Ierace, piano
Robert Macfarlane, Kate Macfarlane and Michael Ierace

Luke Altmann
The Sunne Rising
Jakub Jankowski
New work
David Kotlowy
New work
Johann Sebastian Bach
Lieder and Chorales

Season 2016 Gallery

Ray Thomas

The Firm sound guy relaxed Ray Thomas ready to roll

Marianna Grynchuk, Anne Cawrse, Raymond Chapman Smith, Quentin Grant and Simon Cobcroft

Concert 1: pianist Marianna Grynchuk and cellist Simon Cobcroft (right) with composers Anne Cawrse, Raymond Chapman Smith and Quentin Grant.

Pianist Konstantin Shamray

Concert Two Rehearsals

Konstantin Shamray

composers Raymond Chapman Smith and Quentin Grant

with Raymond Chapman Smith and Quentin Grant.

Raymond Chapman Smith, Mekhla Kumar, Jakub Jankowski, Quentin Grant and Anne Cawrse

Pianist Mekhla Kumar relaxing with Firm composers Raymond Chapman Smith, Jakub Jankowski, Quentin Grant and Anne Cawrse after Concert 3.

Pianist Stefan Ammer Post-concert conviviality

Graham Strahle and Kay Jamieson

Firm post-concert hospitality

Pianist Ashley Hribar

Firm post-concert hospitality

Season 2015 Highlights The Firm composers and performers Season 2015 Concert 4

The Firm's debut on YouTube

Alexandra Bollard, Marianna Grynchuk and Emma Horwood
A wonderful video
from our final concert in 2015, featuring sopranos Emma Horwood and Ali Bollard, with pianist Marianna Grynchuk, performing Dvorak's 'Moravian Duets'. The clip was put together by Ray Thomas (Audio Production) and Peter Day (Video Production) of HitchHiker Video Productions


Marianna Grynchuk, with partner Ivan and Raymond Chapman Smith

Pianist Marianna Grynchuk with Ivan and composer Raymond Chapman Smith after the opening concert of the season.

The Langbein String Quartet with Mekhla Kumar

Concert 3 featured the fine players of the Langbein String Quartet and pianist Mekhla Kumar and included music by young composer Jakub Jankowski. Jakub Jankowski 2015

Firm composers and performers 2015

Performers, composers and audience enjoyed the relaxed celebration after the fourth and final concert for the year.

Quentin Grant and Marianna Grynchuk

Raymond Chapman Smith and Emma Horwood

Post-concert hospitality

The Firm's Hospitality Annies

The Firm's 2015 Hospitality Annies at work after the concert.

Gabriele of the Tortes. Gabriele of the Tortes