July29 to August 10: Mara! to the Hunter Valley for Musica Viva in Schools
Commencing Sunday July 29 Mara! undertake a solid 2 weeks of touring in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley for Musica Viva in Schools (MVIS).
 
Joining Mara and Llew Kiek for the second of the Musica Viva tours this year will be maestro Dave Ellis on double bass, who toured in Melbourne for the 2 week tour in May. Dave has a long history with the MVIS project both with Mara! and in other groups too, and his CV includes long term performances with John Williamson, Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony and countless tours with international and Australian jazz, pop, world music and variety artists.
 
Tim Clarkson will also be performing with the group on this tour. Tim has been a regular wind player with Mara! in the MVIS project for many years, and has also performed several arts centre and feature concerts during that time. Tim runs several of his own groups, and is a very busy wind teacher.
 

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