Top Acts for Gal­ston Gala

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Music And Arts -

The Gal­ston Con­certs will close its very suc­cess­ful 2017 series on 22 Oc­to­ber with their tra­di­tional Gal­ston Gala.

The Sun­day af­ter­noon con­cert, start­ing 2pm in the Gal­ston Unit­ing Church on School Road, will of­fer lead­ing Clas­si­cal per­form­ers in a range of pop­u­lar styles.

Af­ter con­certs in Europe mezzo-so­prano Christina Wil­son will per­form songs of the great Ro­man­tics with her hus­band, Con­ser­va­to­rium staff pian­ist Alan Hicks.

With guest vi­o­list Robert Har­ris, Mu­sic Di­rec­tor of The Gal­ston Con­certs, they will also present songs by Brahms and a set called ‘ Weeds’ – a tongue-in-cheek link to the Gal­ston Open Gar­dens week­end which runs 20-22 Oc­to­ber.

Amer­i­can flautist and Con­ser­va­to­rium Lec­turer James Kor­tum will per­form a Bach fam­ily mini-fes­ti­val of mu­sic by the great J.S. Bach and his sons.

In a first for Gal­ston but in keep­ing with their sup­port of young per­form­ers harpist Ava Pud­ney, a stu­dent of Syd­ney Sym­phony Prin­ci­pal Harp Louise John­son, will per­form mu­sic from Bo­hemia, France and Spain.

A fur­ther ris­ing tal­ent will per­form on the church his­toric pipe or­gan, with ru­mour of some vi­o­lin and gui­tar tan­gos also in the ‘ va­ri­ety’ line-up.

The Gala will see the launch of The Gal­ston Con­certs 2018 series brochure and the an­nounce­ment of their young per­form­ers Bach Plus com­pe­ti­tions to be pre­sented in March.

Book­ings for the Gala are ad­vised on-line at try­book­ing. com (search Gal­ston) or phone He­len Jor­dan, Pro­mo­tions Co-or­di­na­tor for the con­certs, on 0425 339 841.

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