MUSICA VIVA LISMORE presents an exquisite chamber music experience.

7.30pm Friday 6 March, 2009

mbarnard-photoByron Community Centre

Cellist Melissa Barnard is a multi-prize winner, both nationally and internationally.

She has won the string section of the Young Performer of the Year Award and participated in master classes with cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Ralph Kirschbaum and Heinrich Schiff.

She is currently a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and also gives solo and chamber recitals and has frequently broadcast for ABC radio.

bjonesphotoPianist Brenda Jones enjoys a diverse career as chamber musician, soloist and teacher.

She has won international and national piano prizes and toured world-wide.

She is a founding member of The Whiteley Trio, which has featured in chamber music festivals across Australia.

Together they will perform a program including Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Martinu.

Tickets available from Dymocks Lismore, 84 Molesworth St, Lismore [66224987], ABC Centre, 83 River St, Ballina [66862436], at the door and Byron Community Centre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay [66856807].

TICKET PRICES: Adult $35, Concession $30, Student $17.           

No booking fee will be charged. Student prices apply to school students as well as SCU and TAFE students, on production of student  ID.

“Musica Viva Lismore is committed to bringing top quality national and international artists to the Northern Rivers,” said a spokeswoman, Penny Kempler.

“This is classical music at its highest level, for the benefit of the whole community. We are able to do this at a fraction of city prices because of the support of our sponsors and Musica Viva Countrywide.

“To be able to do this we need the support of you, our audience.”