- Community Event
Snowy Valleys Council and the Riverina Conservatorium of Music are proud to present “PopBarock” as part of their Snowy Ensembles Tour in the region.
Snowy Ensembles is a series of four fine music performances held over winter and early spring in Khancoban, Tumbarumba, Batlow and Adelong, showcasing guest musicians from the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.
PopBarock is a quartet comprising staff members of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music. The group includes the talents of Rhiannon Xeros (violin), Harold Gretton (guitar), David Chaston (cello) and Kimberley Scriven (recorders). PopBarock was conceived by recorder virtuoso Kimberly, who dreamed of mixed ensemble, fusing early performance practices with modern pop music, as well as older repertoire. Many intense, late-night jam sessions resulted in an eclectic repertoire, with Coldplay consoling Corelli, Taylor Swift titillating Telem, Ed Sheenan edifying Boccherini, and Balkan Folk clashing with Estonian Dance, all united by the unique sound-world of ensemble’s unusual timbre, and the musicians’ deep love of music-making.