Kettering Concerts

Kettering Concerts

Kettering Concert 2018-04-29

Satin Winds with Jennifer Marten-Smith
Jennifer Marten-Smith (piano), Dinah Woods (Oboe), Andrew Seymour (Clarinet), Tahnee van Herk (Bassoon), Greg Stephens (Horn)

Piano and Woodwind Ensemble

Satin Winds with Jennifer Marten-Smith


  • Quintet for piano and winds in E flat major, Opus 16 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano , Opus 43 – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
  • Quintet in E flat major, K. 452 – Quintet for Piano and Winds – Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Sunday 29 April 2018, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.

Jennifer Marten-Smith

Jennifer Marten-Smith Jennifer grew up in Tasmania and at age 12 was invited to study with Professor Gediga-Glombitza at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. At age 16 she made her public debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Schumann's A minor Piano Concerto, having previously recorded the Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto with the TSO. Two years later she performed the Rubinstein Piano Concerto No 4 with the TSO and, that same year, was the youngest graduate of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where she was awarded a high distinction as a double major in piano performance and accompaniment. Other concertos in her repertoire include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dohnányi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky, and she has appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover.
In 1989 she began work as a repetiteur with the State Opera of South Australia and subsequently joined the Victorian State Opera Young Artist Programme. Between 1997 and 2001 she was repetiteur at the Staatsoper Hannover and was a full-time member of the music staff with Opera Australia from 2001 to 2012. She has more than 90 operas in her repertoire. Jennifer, a member of the Kettering Piano Quartet, is now living in Hobart, and is in demand as a soloist, accompanist and vocal coach.

Dinah Woods

Dinah  Woods Dinah Woods has been a member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 2001, holding the position of 2nd oboe/Principal Cor Anglais. Previous to this Dinah was in Melbourne where she studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and subsequently performed with many orchestras, including the Australian Pops Orchestra, the State Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Since joining the TSO, along with her orchestral work, Dinah has performed concertos with the TSO and Hobart Chamber Orchestra as well as many chamber concerts with Virtuosi Tasmania, Elanee Ensemble and ABC Classic FM Sunday live programs.

Andrew Seymour

Andrew Seymour Principal Clarinet with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) since 2012, Andrew Seymour studied with Robert Schubert at the Victorian College of the Arts. Between 2009 and 2011 he toured nationally as a member of the orchestra for OzOpera. Andrew was singled out by The West Australian review of OzOpera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata, saying “his every note was meaningful.” In 2014 Andrew was featured in recital on ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live program, his performance praised by Limelight Magazine as being “soaring and colourful” and by the Hobart Mercury as “an astonishing display of instrumental virtuosity.” Andrew has performed as guest principal Clarinet with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, West Australian, Melbourne, and Canberra Symphony Orchestras. In 2016 Andrew made his solo debut with the TSO performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto under the baton of Chief Conductor Marko Letonja. His performance was described by The Hobart Mercury as “sensitive and beautifully shaded” and “gloriously vibrant.” As well as performing the concertos of Mozart and Weber with the TSO, Andrew has featured regularly as soloist in the TSO ‘Live Sessions’ series where he has performed a diverse range of pieces from Klezmer and Jazz inspired works alongside new pieces by Tasmanian composers Jabra Latham and Stephen Cronin. As a chamber musician, Andrew has been featured in the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival, performed with the Southern Cross Soloists and regularly performs with Virtuosi Tasmania. Since 2017 Andrew has been a staff member at the University of Tasmania, Conservatorium of Music, where he is Lecturer in Clarinet and Coordinator of Woodwind. Andrew is a Backun artist and performs on Backun Clarinets crafted in Cocobolo wood.

Tahnee van Herk

Tahnee van Herk Tahnee van Herk assumed the position of Principal Bassoon with the TSO in January 2014. Her tertiary studies began at the Victorian College of the Arts followed by post-graduate studies at the Sweelink Conservatorium (Netherlands). Her teachers included Joep Terway, Brian Pollard and Jos de Lange, all members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Prior to her appointment with the TSO, Tahnee held the position of Associate Principal Bassoon with Orchestra Victoria for twelve years and has been guest principal with the MSO, ASO, Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Regarded as one of the finest opera and ballet bassoonists in the country, Tahnee led the bassoon section for the 2013 Melbourne Ring Cycle. She has a continuing interest in chamber music, and has performed in a number of ensembles in Melbourne with a focus on wind music. Tahnee teaches bassoon performance at the Conservatorium of Music (UTas), and was previously a member of faculty at the University of Melbourne. When she is not playing the bassoon Tahnee loves to knit, in particular, creating socks from wool sourced on her travels both locally and internationally.

Graham Sanders – Artist

Sanders Graham My artwork is ever evolving, resulting in fluid linear strokes with each colour unique and individual to the composition of the work, the combination of each unique stroke building the image. I progress through shades to provide the illusion of blended colour, thus simplifying the environment to basic form. Much of the resulting brushwork represents the world we move through, enhancing the natural environment with bold colour which draws me deeper into the canvas, searching the palate for the perfect hues.

Painting is my conduit to peace and harmony, stepping away from the illusions and delusions of everyday life to be in the moment, to be the brush, to be the paint and to be the painting.

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