Third doctoral recital: Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and...

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Friday, 31 October 2013 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Doctoral Recital

Soprano: Maria Okunev (Briggs)
Piano: Phillip Shovk
Conductor: Luke Spicer

Program: Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, plus works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and world premier of Maria’s new cycle “Women in Love”

FREE ENTRY
Bar open at 5:30pm
Concert: 6pm
Music Workshop
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
University of Sydney/Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9351 1216

Maria Okunev interviewed in Russian Newspaper R...

July 12th, 2013 by Maria received Comments Off

Read the interview (in Russian) by visiting: www.unification.com.au/articles/read/1822/

HISTORIA DE UN AMOR – A STORY OF LOVE

July 1st, 2013 by Maria received Comments Off


The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre presents MARIANNA ENSEMBLE Russia/Australia

HISTORIA DE UN AMOR – A STORY OF LOVE

Marianna_Ensemble Marianna started as a Russian duet in 2001 consisting of two sisters; Maria Okunev (voice/piano/guitar) and Anna Okunev (violin). In 2009 Blake Keep (guitar) and Richard Savery (Clarinets/Saxophone) joined the ensemble.

The ensemble draws on the multi talents of its members, which between them share backgrounds in opera, jazz, folk and contemporary music. Since its conception the ensemble’s original compositions and arrangements of folk and classical repertoire have been winners of several awards.

The ensemble is frequently featured in ABC Classic FM Live and recorded broadcasts. They appear in major Australian jazz and world music festivals, as well as major jazz and classical venues.

Joining the Marianna Ensemble will be Australian champion ballroom dancers, Vladimir Okunev and Adelina Abushaeva, providing a complete feast for the ears and the eyes! Listen to thrilling sounds of Marianna and watch these exquisite dancers perform original choreography to Marianna’s music, dressed in specially designed, stunning gowns.

Sunday 28 July at 3pm

TICKETS
Members $23 / Members 30 and Under $20
Adults $30 / Concession $25

Member tickets call 4723 7600 or visit the Box Office to purchase tickets.
Single tickets BOOK NOW

Check out Marianna Ensemble on iTunes

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is at 597 High Street, Penrith (next to the Penrith Plaza shopping centre and Penrith Library).

Click here for a local map

From the M4 motorway take the Mulgoa Road turn-off to Penrith. Fast train services leave regularly for Penrith from the country train platforms at Central Station.

Second doctoral recital: Samuel Barber – Kno...

June 20th, 2013 by Maria received Comments Off

?Samuel Barber - Knoxville: Summer of 1915?
Friday, 28 June 2013 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Doctoral Recital

Maria Okunev (Briggs) – soprano
Philip Shovk – piano
Dr Michael Halliwell – baritone

with

Dr Joanna Drimatis, conducting
Sydney Conservatorium chamber ensemble in
Samuel Barber’s
“Knoxville: Summer of 1915”

FREE ENTRY
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
University of Sydney/Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9351 1216

Killara Music Room Series

April 3rd, 2013 by Maria received Comments Off

Marianna Ensemble is excited to debut at the Killara Music Room concert Series. The Sydney based art quartet brings its exciting program of cabaret, Euro jazz, gypsie and original material. Be swept away and indulge in the beautiful, theatrical experience that is Marianna.

WHERE AND WHEN

At 131 Fidden’s Wharf Rd, Killara NSW 2071 on Sunday 14 April 2013 at 2:00 PM!

TICKETS

Individual Concerts – $45 including bubbles and afternoon tea

Friends of AOAC – $40 as above

**Special Offer – 3 for 2 – purchase all three concerts together and pay just $90**

BOOKINGS

To book your tickets, please call Treasurer, Warren Martin on 0418 169 727

Seasons Greetings from the Marianna Ensemble!

December 25th, 2012 by Maria received Comments Off

Seasons Greetings from the Marianna Ensemble!

We hope your holidays are filled with wonderful music,
including our new album:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/marianna-ensemble/id575788344

Thank you all for your support in 2012 and see you in 2013!

SAVE THE DATEs:

Sunday 2nd of June, 2013 – 2pm
for the first time we will be featured in the
AOCO Killara Music Room Series http://www.aoac.org.au/
131 Fidden’s Wharf Rd Killara 2071

Sunday 28th July 2013,

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith,
where we will premier our new show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMA_bwnlp4

CHEERS and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/marianna-ensemble/id575788344

Marianna Album broadcast on Fine Music Station 102...

December 17th, 2012 by Maria received Comments Off

Marianna Album broadcast!
Tuesday at 07:45
Fine Music Station 102.5 FM http://www.finemusicfm.com

Marianna Ensemble now on iTunes!

November 20th, 2012 by Maria received Comments Off

The new Marianna album is now available on iTunes!  Listen, rate, review and purchase your favourite Marianna tracks here!

Marianna Ensemble with Vlad & Adelina –...

November 15th, 2012 by Maria received Comments Off

Marianna Ensemble with Vlad & Adelina – New Dance Show 2013

HISTORIA DE UN AMOR

Anna Okunev – violin/voice
Blake Keep – guitar/voice
Maria Okunev – voice/piano/guitar
Richard Savery – Baritone Sax/Clarinets

Latin Dancers: Vladimir Okunev & Adelina Abushaeva

(filmed at the Camelot Lounge, Sydney)

New Marianna Ensemble CD: 2012!

September 16th, 2012 by Maria received Comments Off

! New album from Marianna Ensemble ! “Marianna Ensemble 2012″
To listen and purchase, please visit http://mariannaensemble.bandcamp.com/album/2012