Modern classics in next Steinway recital
Classical musician Fiona Blick will be the next artist to take to the stage and play the Steinway grand piano as part of the Steinway on Stage series at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre tonight.
Steinway on Stage is a series of intimate twilight concerts in which audiences gather on the stage of the Alpine MDF Theatre to see accomplished artists play the prestigious instrument.
The program has been a partnership between Wangaratta Arts Council and Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre since 2010.
Hailing from Yarrawonga, Fiona Blick plays the piano and violin and has performed around Australia as a soloist and with orchestras.
Studying at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Fiona worked with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and was fortunate to be chosen to premiere both vocal and orchestral works from leading Australian composer George Dreyfus.
She has taught music privately and in schools for 20 years and has been musical director for the Allegro Theatre Company in multiple award winning musicals including The Twisted Mikado, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Fame, as well as the for Wangaratta Players’ production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company.
Fiona’s recital will include some movie tunes by composers Yiruma and Yann Tiersen (Amelie), two pieces from Schuman’s Scenes from Childhood and selections from compositions by Chopin, Beethoven, Bach and Debussy.
The Steinway on Stage recital will be held from 6pm until 7pm this evening.
The final Steinway on Stage for 2018 will take place on Wednesday, October 3 as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival when Ruby Lowe and Tim Wong will present half hour recitals of contemporary music and sonatas by Mozart.
Tickets for the shows are available at www.wangarattapac. com.au or by calling 5722 8105.
ASPRING writers, lovers of books and avid readers are encouraged to join the Write On group which will hold its next meeting at the Wangaratta Library in Docker Street at 6pm today.
The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and more information is available by calling 5721 2366.
SPECIAL SOUND: Fiona Blick will take to the stage this evening as part of Steinway On Stage at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre.