Noosa local Sacha Gibbs-McPhee presents a varied program of French, Italian, and English chamber music, (and a little bit of jazz), in an intimate recital. Sacha has returned to Australia after studying at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London.
Featured in this program is a fantasy on themes from Verdi’s classic opera La Traviata, John Ireland’s Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano, and the Forlana from Finzi’s Five Bagatelles capturing the spirit of early 20th Century English Impressionism. The French composers Ravel and Françaix are also featured, with popular conservatoire pieces written during the golden age of Frenchclarinet playing. Welch composer Alec Templeton concludes the performance, with a Pocket Size Sonata of jazz and blues themes.
Tickets $35/$30 concession. Doors & Bar open 2pm. Concert starts 3pm
The Majestic theatre is rare as one of the few pre-World War II picture theatres remaining in Queensland that have not been demolished or adapted to other uses. It is also Queensland’s longest continuously operating picture theatre and the only theatre in the world that continuously screens silent films.
The Majestic Theatre at 3 Factory Street Pomona, which was originally built as a social hall with attached shops in 1921, has been promoted as the oldest authentic silent movie theatre in the world, and the longest continuously operating movie theatre in Australia. Although the building was extensively refurbished in 2006, the timber and fibrous cement sheeted building is still a rare, and functional, example of a pre-World War II country hall that was converted into a theatre.
The land on which the Majestic Theatre stands was purchased in January 1921 by Clara McDonald, who also financed the building of the hall.