More venues add to mu­sic trail ap­peal

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

A RECORD num­ber of venues is set to make this year’s Fer­gu­son Val­ley Mu­sic Trail, pre­sented by Phil­har­monic South West, the big­gest and best yet.

Tak­ing place on Sun­day, the trail will be split into two routes, with per­for­mances hap­pen­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously at dif­fer­ent venues.

Mu­si­cians will start of on a high note at Fer­gu­son Farm­stay and Lyn­den­dale Gal­ley at 10am, with the for­mer to host “beau­ti­ful brass and sax­o­phones” and the lat­ter to in­vite baroque soloists.

A per­for­mance entitled A Night In Madrid will see cas­tanets and strings at Eve­don Park at 11am, as an in­ti­mate string quar­tet ser­e­nades Hart Es­tate’s vis­i­tors.

Mu­sic lovers can munch on a lunchtime feast at Green Door, Welling­ton Cot­tages, Fer­gu­son Falls, Wild Bull and Car­la­minda French Bistro, while en­joy­ing a pi­ano trio, a per­for­mance of The Type­writer, Jazz and Blues and Swoon for the Soul.

The day cel­e­brat­ing mu­sic, food, wine and beau­ti­ful scenery will cul­mi­nate in the Or­ches­tra Con­cert at St Ai­dan’s Wines at 3pm.

Con­cert master Sabine Pfuhl was pleased to see how far the event had come af­ter four years, with the in­au­gu­ral event tak­ing place across just three venues.

“This is our most amount of venues ever, which means even more peo­ple can come along – so we hope to see new faces,” she said.

“Each per­for­mance is tailor made to suit each venue.”

She said there would be op­por­tu­ni­ties for au­di­ence par­tic­ipa- tion, such as the Mozart Toy Sym­phony at Welling­ton Cot­tages and high­lights would in­clude The Type­writer and A Night in Madrid with Span­ish dancers Sol y Som­bra.

“With Sol y Som­bra we have two pieces we play which in­cludes the cas­tanets, drums and bells,” she said.

“And The Type­writer will be per­formed by a 15-year-old per­cus­sion­ist and we had to tailor the speed of the piece to the type­writer.”

At just 13 years of age, mu­si­cian Naomi King will per­form on the day with a $20,000 vi­o­lin.

The in­stru­ment was loaned to her by Pat McKenna, who’s mother was a vi­o­lin­ist for the Western Aus­tralian Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, un­der the con­di­tion she uses it only when she plays for Phil­har­monic South West.

Phil­har­monic South West mu­si­cian Naomi King, 13, will play a $20,000 vi­o­lin which be­longed to Pat McKenna’s mother, at the Fer­gu­son Val­ley Mu­sic Trail.

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