Mod­ern clas­sics in next Stein­way recital

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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.

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