A wizard night of mu­sic

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS - Leah Roberts

THE Fre­man­tle Sym­phony Orches­tra will per­form mu­sic not just for mug­gles but also witches and wiz­ards at Marist Au­di­to­rium in Church­lands this week­end.

The per­for­mance will fea­ture mu­sic from the Harry Pot­ter films and other mag­i­cal tunes.

The orches­tra will in­clude flautist Peter Havlat, who has re­turned to Perth from Lon­don where is study­ing at the Royal Academy of Mu­sic.

Mu­si­cal di­rec­tor and con­duc­tor David Pye said he was ex­cited for the chance to play the mu­sic from the much-loved movies.

“The scores, as a clas­si­cal con­duc­tor we don’t get to do too much and it’s fan­tas­tic mu­sic,” he said.

“The orches­tra has been en­joy­ing it im­mensely – once they got over their ter­ror of the sheer num­ber of notes that they had to play.

“It’s re­ally chal­leng­ing stuff; John Wil­liams was writ­ing for the best mu­si­cians in the world when he wrote those scores. For a com­mu­nity orches­tra it’s quite a chal­lenge but a lot of fun.”

Mr Pye, of Beel­iar, said the per­form­ers were a lit­tle ner­vous.

“Any­one who says they aren’t is ly­ing; we all get the nerves ev­ery time,” he said.

“There’s some­thing won­der­ful about mak­ing mu­sic for the au­di­ence that keeps us com­ing back and that en­ergy and ex­cite­ment helps make ev­ery per­for­mance bet­ter and more ex­cit­ing.”

Mr Havlat, who won the open con­certo sec­tion at the Fre­man­tle Eisteddfod last year, will be a soloist.

The flute player said he was ex­cited to be back in his home­town.

“It was an ex­cel­lent ex­cuse to come back. I now get to have a three-month hol­i­day,” he said.

“I had my first re­hearsal last week af­ter fly­ing back from Lon­don and I’m re­ally look­ing forward to per­form­ing.”

Mr Pye said he hoped the au­di­ence would dress for the oc­ca­sion.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d483448

Flautist Peter Havlat will be per­form­ing a solo.

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