Classical culture to take over hall
AT 3 o’clock on Sunday, a dozen musicians will have their fingers poised over their instruments, ready to play the theme song from The Man from Snowy River,
their opening piece at the Eclectic Concert at Liston.
The musicians have come together to help raise money to buy a piano for the Liston Hall – a rather fitting way to augment fundraising efforts that Liston people have already put in.
Concert organiser Nick Negerevich has been a
Liston resident for the past two years.
Nick has worked for the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (Sydney Opera House), Education Queensland and more recently took on the role of Head of Woodwind Studies at the New England
Conservatorium of Music in Armidale until he retired two years ago.
He said the concert would be a blend of classical, light classical, popular and Celtic music, with afternoon tea included in the $10 entry.
Special feature artist for the concert will be Judy Hinch, a Celtic harpist.
Judy hails from Armidale but she and her husband also have a retreat on the Granite Belt where they love to spend time.
Other solos, duets and feature pieces will include Esther Plath and Belinda Lister playing Shostakovich, Cameron Smith with Esther and backed by other players for some Vivaldi, Hubert Creevy playing Enya’s “Watermark”, Nick on keyboard, David Martin bringing an extra dimension to the concert’s sound with his wonderful bassoon playing and Jenel Hunt singing two different songs.
Locals who usually play together for fun are joining as Noteworthy, a mostly string ensemble.
Along with the players already mentioned will be Katherine Trent, Morwenna Harslett, Denise Harslett and Warwick schoolgirl Alyssa Welsh.
If you enjoy music, join these musicians for a lovely afternoon on Sunday.
HITTING THE STAGE: Flautist Nick Negerevich (left), vocalist Jenel Hunt and bassoon player David Martin are three of the dozen musicians who will share their talents with the audience at Liston Hall on Sunday afternoon.