Lurline Cham­ber Orches­tra and Ris­ing Stars for The Gal­ston Con­certs

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Sun­day 17 Septem­ber finds the Lurline Cham­ber Orches­tra and Ris­ing Stars pi­anists play­ing for The Gal­ston Con­certs.

Start­ing at 2pm in Gal­ston Unit­ing Church, the con­cert sees founder and Leader of the Lurline, vi­o­lin­ist Maria Lind­say, per­form­ing the dazzling Car­men Fan­tasy by Span­ish com­poser Sarasate, based on fa­mous tunes from Bizet’s most pop­u­lar French opera Car­men.

Lurline will also per­form mu­sic by Mozart (com­poser of The Magic Flute), Holst and Rossini (com­poser of Wil­liam Tell), all linked to the theme of youth, and the heart­felt Me­lan­colie by Czech-Rus­sian com­poser Napravnik.

Youth­ful tal­ent will also be fea­tured in three young prize-win­ning pi­anists from the Syd­ney Con­ser­va­to­rium’s Ris­ing Stars pro­gram.

Leroy Ma, 13, a prizewin­ner in Syd­ney Eisteddfods and in China will play the vir­tu­osic Pink Nau­tilus which won him an au­di­ence prize at the Steps to Mas­tery pi­ano com­pe­ti­tion in St Peters­burg, Rus­sia this year.

Ten year-old Fiona Feng, a fre­quent prize-win­ner at the Syd­ney Eisteddfod and al­ready an Opera House Young Pi­anist Show­case per­former will play mu­sic by Mozart.

Joshua Zhi, also 10, a prizewin­ner in Bel­gium, Italy and a spe­cial Jury Prize at the St Peters­burg com­pe­ti­tion, will per­form the Con­certo in D by Josef Haydn as soloist with the Lurlin­ers.

The Lurline Orches­tra unites lead­ing Syd­ney string play­ers whose past years in such groups as the Vi­enna Cham­ber Orches­tra, Syd­ney Sym­phony and Aus­tralian Cham­ber Orches­tra have been set aside for their pre­ferred ca­reers as free­lance mu­si­cians.

Their oc­ca­sional re­turns to SSO, ACO or the Opera House opera and bal­let or­ches­tras are bal­anced by Lurline’s peren­nial per­for­mances in Syd­ney re­gional con­certs.

Fol­low­ing Lurline’s star­ring suc­cess in the fi­nal Ar­ca­dia Mu­sic Recitals se­ries in 2016 and with Gal­ston Con­certs at­ten­dance ap­proach­ing ca­pac­ity, book­ings are ad­vised through try­book­ (search Gal­ston).

Joshua Zhi

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