Mu­si­cians wave wands of magic

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music - WASO Harry Pot­ter and the Cham­ber of Se­crets in Con­cert River­side The­atre, PCEC Novem­ber 10 and 11 www.tick­ Tanya Macnaughton

WASO vi­o­lin­ist Kate Sul­li­van is a big fan of film com­poser John Wil­liams, which is just as well con­sid­er­ing the or­ches­tra has covered much of his reper­toire this year.

“The mu­sic is in­cred­i­ble and it just makes the movies what they are,” Sul­li­van said.

“His mu­sic is a big part of cre­at­ing the film’s magic. It’s great but in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult ac­tu­ally for the vi­o­lin­ists; we’re play­ing non-stop and it’s really fast but still en­joy­able.”

Fol­low­ing con­certs of Wil­liams’ favourites and Harry Pot­ter and the Philoso­pher’s Stone ear­lier this year, WASO will present the re­turn of the Harry Pot­ter film con­cert series with Harry Pot­ter and the Cham­ber of Se­crets in Con­cert at River­side The­atre, Novem­ber 10 and 11. WHAT: WHERE: WHEN: TICK­ETS:

Sul­li­van, who has per­formed with WASO for two years, said au­di­ence mem­bers at the pre­vi­ous Harry Pot­ter con­cert got into the spirit by dress­ing up as char­ac­ters.

“All the movies are great and I’m look­ing for­ward to play­ing this one,” she said. “Hope­fully it’s a lit­tle less dif­fi­cult now that we’ve got the first one un­der our belts.

“It’s so fun play­ing mu­sic and watch­ing the movie out the cor­ner of your eye.”

The 31-year-old con­fessed to be­ing a Pot­ter­head her­self of both the books and films.

“I think they’re the best film adap­ta­tions of books made,” she said.

“My best friend’s mum was a li­brar­ian, so when we were at school she was read­ing them be­fore ev­ery­one else knew about them. Her mum told her about them and then I was read­ing them; it was kind of cool.”

Sul­li­van grew up on the Gold Coast be­fore pur­su­ing mu­sic stud­ies in Bris­bane and Mel­bourne.

“My mum is a mu­si­cian – she’s a flautist – and I think I was sur­rounded by so much mu­sic from such an early age that it was in­evitable I’d play some sort of in­stru­ment,” she said.

“I was four when started play­ing vi­olin.” I

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Mu­si­cians Graeme Nor­ris and Kate Sul­li­van will per­form with WASO in the next in­stal­ment con­cert, Harry Pot­ter and the Cham­ber of Se­crets.

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