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MAP 3: Bohemia - Thursday, OCT 18   TICKETS

Rada Tochalna soprano, Markiyan Melnychenko violin, Janis Cook piano & special guest Julie Nihill

  • From the Homeland and Czech Dances by Smetana
  • Songs by Dvořák and Janáček
  • Górecki Sonatina for violin & piano

& much more.

Tickets are just $40 (full price), $30 (concession) & $20 (student). 
The 2018 venue is Flockhart Hall, MLC, 207 Barkers Road, Kew.
There is easy parking onsite or use tram 16 to stop 77. Glenferrie Railway Station is nearby.
Concert duration: 7:30pm - 9:15pm. Linger to meet & greet the performers over complimentary wine and cheese.

MAP 2: The Other Side of Hollywood-Thursday, August 23

Sungpil Lee clarinet, Josephine Vains cello, Josh Rogan trumpet, Janis Cook piano, Brett Kelly MC

Concert music by major film composers:

  • Malcolm Arnold (Bridge over the River Kwai, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness...)  Fantasy for solo Trumpet 
  • Nino Rota (Romeo & Juliet, La Dolce Vita, The Godfather...) Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
  • Alex North (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cleopatra, Good Morning Vietnam...) Revue for Clarinet

& much more.

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MAP 1: From the Auvergne to Vienna-Thursday, May 3

"delightful, invigorating and musically colourful"  BRC


Chamber Fusion: Music plus...

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The 2017 Cook & Co. series: CONNECTIONS

Connection 3  In the Manner of Austen (October 17)

Jane Austen's world of Regency music, manners and wit.

Featuring: actor Julie Nihill / baritone Daniel Carison / harpist Alannah Guthrie-Jones /  actor-dancer Joseph Janusaitis / pianist Janis Cook 

  • Venue: Clifton Arts Precinct, 304-314 Church Street, Richmond, 3121. 
  • Time: 7:30pm performance followed by complimentary refreshments in the precinct Gallery. 
  • Transport: tram route 75 or 78 / free street parking from 5pm. 










Cook & Co. visit the Diamond Valley

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Tchaikovsky Romance DC

2 pm, Saturday, September 24, 2016

Diamond Creek Uniting Church, Wensley Street (Melway 12, B6)

Treat yourself to a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city - head for the Yarra and Diamond Valleys. Take in the wineries, the galleries, the cafes, the bush and maybe a mob of kangaroos; then swing by Diamond Creek after lunch for Cook & Co's luscious Tchaikovsky Romance program. Contact: Graham - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0419 361 487

Here's what was posted by the Canberra Critic's Circle after Cook & Co's Tchaikovsky performance in Canberra last June:

"The program of songs and music was cleverly arranged, starting from the joy and innocence of young love, through the pain of parting from a lover and the continual striving for happiness through love. Soprano, Rada Tochalna, ... dispayed not only her fine voice but also her strong acting ability... One of the highlights of the concert was Lucas De Jong singing Why? ...  Janis Cook played two piano solos superbly..."

See the full text at http://ccc-canberracriticscircle.blogspot.com.au

Not only will you hear Rada, Lucas and Janis, but as a special treat on September 24, you can relish the sumptuous strains of Tchaikovsky's Andante cantabile performed by Joanna Tidy. 




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Cook & Co. is preparing for an all Tchaikowsky concert in Canberra on June 19. See the Art Song Canberra website for details: www.artsongcanberra.org

Soprano, Rada Tochalna and baritone, Lucas de Jong are pictured during rehearsals. 


Cook & Co. in Richmond, May 29

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Interwoven with stories and poetry, narrated by the popular actress, Julie Nihill, Janis has curated a unique performance featuring music by French and British composers with MSO principals Andrew Macleod and Brock Imison on woodwind and herself at the keys of the beautiful Schimmel grand.

This engaging program will be presented at Richmond Uniting Church, 314 Church Street, Richmond on Sunday, May 29 at 3pm. 

After the concert, share complimentary wine and nibbles with the performers and special guest, Bernard Blestel, author of Islands of Sunshine and Shadow.

Book now at www.trybooking.com/195687 

or enquire to 0428480743.

The Dancers' Company on tour

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A short contract as Company Pianist for the Australian Ballet's Dancers' Company tour has been quite a trip: live theatre, talented performers, a great behind the scenes team, 12 friendly country towns in six weeks and long hours on the bus. Here we are in Tamworth in front of the Golden Guitar: 

Renowned for fine musicians and creative artistry, Cook & Co concerts are tailored events which have become popular with those who enjoy inspiring music in a relaxed format.