Young stars shine in Stein­way on Stage

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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.wan­garat­ta­ 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.

A WINE and food event show­cas­ing a wide va­ri­ety of lo­cal pro­duce will be held at Feather­top Win­ery in Pore­punkah on Satur­day from 11am un­til 4pm. The SpringFest mar­ket will in­clude a di­verse range of food stalls from pro­duc­ers in­clud­ing Mt Buf­falo Olives

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

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