Young stars shine in Steinway on Stage
THE Lions Club of Moyhu will hold its annual garden expo as part of the next Moyhu community market being held on Saturday, October 20 from 8am until 1pm.
The market will feature a range of produce stalls along with demonstrations and activities by local community groups and schools, including rope making and can crushing, bake sales, stationary engine displays, yabbie races, a raffle and more.
Stall bookings are still available by calling 5729 7672.
Audience members will be able to experience the pure sound of the Steinway grand piano during the final Steinway on Stage performance for this year being held at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre tonight.
Local talents Ruby Lowe and Tim Wong will take to the stage at 6pm to perform beautiful music as part of an intimate concert, where those who come to listen are gathered around the prestigious instrument.
The popular program has been a partnership between Wangaratta Arts Council and Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre since 2010, offering an opportunity for pianists to play the Steinway and showcase their talents to an appreciative audience.
Ruby Lowe is a year 11 student at Wangaratta High School who has been learning piano for10 years and is undertaking VCE Music Solo study at year 12 level.
She also plays violin and drums and is a member of the WHS Symphonic and Stage Band and the Community Orchestra, WHS Strings and the Community String Group.
Ruby will play her VCE practical assessment program featuring mainly contemporary music including pieces by Australian composer Sonny Chua, British composer Christopher Norton, along with Scott Joplin, Eric Clapton and more.
Tim Wong is no stranger to Steinway on Stage and his recital will consist of Mozart Sonatas.
The former Galen Catholic College student gained his Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA), awarded by examination to outstanding candidates in the fields of musical performance and theory by the Australian Music Examinations Board, before completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Australian National University.
Tim is a former chorister of Holy Trinity Cathedral, has accompanied worship at the cathedral on the grand piano and currently plays organ at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Milawa.
The performances will start at 6pm and tickets are available from the box office or by visiting www.wangarattapac.com.au with patrons invited to join Wangaratta Arts Council and guests following the recitals at 7pm, when a framed box containing original hammers of the Steinway is to be unveiled.
SONGS AND SONATAS: Ruby Lowe and Tim Wong will each take their seat at the Steinway today to bring this year’s Steinway on Stage program to a close. PHOTO: Mel Guy