Nature and Truth at Kendall School of Arts

Sunday 4th July


The next Kendall’s PhiloMusica event celebrates American Independence Day featuring a program of music by Copland, Gershwin, Dvorak and Barber. Renowned Australian Concert Pianist Phillip Shovk returns to Kendall to perform with Jeanell Carrigan and Goetz Richter in a superb program of popular music inspired by nature and truth.


The popular Kendall PhiloMusica series explores music in the context of a discussion of philosophical ideas. On July 4 Goetz will present the thought of Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson – the nineteenth century New England Transcendalists whose thought continued to powerfully influence social and ecological political movements throughout the twentieth century including movements of civil disobedience and the advancement of human rights.


All profits of the concert will benefit the Kendall National Violin Competition. Further dates of the series in 2021 are September 5 and November 7.



1 pm Philosophical Reflections: Self Reliance and Civil Disobedience – the thought of        Emerson and Thoreau

2 pm Performance

    A. Copland- Appalachian Spring

    G. Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

    S. Barber - Souvenirs – Selections

    A. Dvorak, Sonatina op 100

Philip Shovk, Jeanell Carrigan – piano; Goetz Richter, violin


Tickets $ 30 (attendance at 1 pm talk free with concert ticket)

Ticket Bookings: https://events.humanitix.com/philomusica-july-4

Or phone Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339, PO Box 86, Kendall NSW 2439


Sunday 4th July

Nature and Truth

with Goetz Richter, Jeanell Carrigan and Phillip Shovk

Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/kendall-philomusica-may-2

Or phone Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339

Further dates for 2021

September 5 and November 7.

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Kendall National Violin Competition Story

The Kendall National Violin Competition celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 and has established itself as one of Australia’s foremost performance opportunities for young violinists. Past finalists and winners of the Kendall National Violin Competition have embarked on impressive careers and the Competition is proud to have encouraged these talented artists on their way.


The Kendall National Violin Competition is supported by many generous supporters of the Hastings, Camden Haven and Mid North Coast communities and is administered by an honorary management committee based in Kendall.


Please support the competition with your donation. The Kendall National Violin Competition is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible. 

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