27 May 2018
The New Palm Court Orchestra (NPCO) makes its Jazzlab debut with this concert on Sunday 27 May. A passionate chamber ensemble founded by Artistic Director, pianist/composer Gemma Turvey in Melbourne in 2011, the NPCO has a core of nine players comprising some of the city’s talented classical, jazz and improvising musicians.
Their performances bridge traditions of classical, jazz and world influences, and champion work of Australian composers. The NPCO has enjoyed collaborations with guest soloists including multi Grammy-Award winning cellist Eugene Friesen (USA), premiere vocal ensemble The Consort of Melbourne and countertenor Maximilian Riebl, with repeat standout performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, Deakin Edge at Federation Square and the Sydney Opera House. For this concert, the NPCO will comprise Gemma Turvey (piano), Craig Beard (vibraphone/percussion), Tom Lee (bass), Campbell Banks (cello) and Rosie Savage (French Horn).
Gemma Turvey is a proud ambassador of The Florey Brains Trust, fostering vital research into neurodegenerative disease. She was recently endorsed as a Yamaha Artist.