Maleny Community Centre

Maleny Community Centre

Maleny Community Centre
23 Maple St, Maleny, Qld 4552
Postal: P.O.Box 596, Maleny, Qld 4552
phone: +61 7 5429 6043

Maleny Community Centre Inc (MCC) has been owned and run by the community of Maleny for more than 100 years and receives no ongoing government support. The MCC works collaboratively with many other community organizations to provide social and cultural amenity in the region.

The facilities have been upgraded to provide increased social capital, amenity and liveability within the community, increased financial independence, and the means to support cultural, economic and social enterprises in the region into the future.

The Main Hall is fitted with new digital technologies to support cinema and theatre performances, and, through a more advanced internet presence, will provide affordable on-line information, promotion and sales services to users of the facility. MCC will continue to provide a variety of excellent, modern Community Centre spaces, including a concert-ready modern main hall, for use by a broad base of people thus delivering lasting economic and community benefits. The main building is self sustaining using solar power and water tanks.

Festival events:
Friday, 27th August, 2 – 6pm
Saturday, 16th September, 7 – 10pm


Festival event: Friday, 27th August,   2 – 6pm

Noosa Orchestra – Virtuosity, Fantasy and Revolution

Contact: 040 550 9116  Silvi Eckley
Cost: $25 adult, $15 concession, $5 student, $200 group of 10, children free
Tickets at door or phone 0412 800 755

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Noosa Orchestra, featuring noted violinist Warwick Adeney and conducted by Antoni Bonetti. Repertoire includes Mendehlssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Sibelius’s Swan White suite, music from Les Miserables and more! Also featuring the Noosa String Ensemble and Noosa Mini Strings Ensemble.

Noosa Orchestra was established by Silvi Eckley on 4th February, 2010, to provide an opportunity for musicians from the community to express their orchestral performance skills, and contribute to the rich cultural fabric of Noosa life.

The orchestra has endeared itself to Sunshine Coast audiences, executing three seasons annually and performing repertoire as diverse as Handel’s “Water Music”, Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody”, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and the symphonies and concertos of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and peers.

Under the direction of esteemed conductor, Antoni Bonetti, the ensemble has matured into well respected classical orchestra, attracting national and international soloists including Louise King (cello), Louise Kennedy (soprano), Karen Hicks (bassoon), and Michael McKay (trumpet.)

The orchestra’s 40 members are themselves skilled music teachers, advanced students, and passionate recreational musicians from all corners of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie.

Festival event: Saturday, 16th September,   7 – 10pm

Dangerous Song

Linsey Pollak (breath controlled animal calls) & Lizzie O’Keefe (voice)

Dangerous Song is a performance piece that combines the human voice with the sounds of endangered and extinct animals to create an intriguing and moving musical performance. This musical collaboration between Linsey and Lizzie has created a new musical language with structured, yet very free improvisation at it’s core. It takes us to a world of sound where the human and the animal combine. A sort of sonic morphing. Linsey plays animal calls using a midi wind controller where breath, lip pressure and fingering control real animal call samples. He uses Live looping technology to instantaneously record layers of music as he plays. Lizzie joins him weaving her voice in and out of the musical landscape of animal sounds.

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