The Galston Concerts close their 2015-16 series with a Mozart & Vienna mini-festival of two programs, Saturday and Sunday 7 & 8 May, in Galston Uniting Church.
The weekend of Mostly Mozart features Vienna's Ensemble I after their Classics Concerts Cruise for Princess Cruises in April performing popular classics for piano and strings by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and other Viennese greats.
A 3pm start on the Saturday sees Mozart, Duos & Dances with duo pianists Brachi Tilles and Jenni Flemming, Jenni being the founder and Director of the Australian Piano Duo Festival at the Queensland Conservatorium.
Founder violinist and Leader of Ensemble I, Spiros Rantos, and cellist Gwyn Roberts will join their pianist partners in stringpiano contrasts.
The 3pm Sunday start sees Mozart & the ‘ Trout’ with a first half of Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’, a Piano Concerto and a Quartet. Mothers Day Mozart!
The second half features one of the greatest and most beloved of all the Classics, Schubert’s Trout Quintet, with a rumour of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik to close the festival.
Ensemble I takes its name from the Chinese philosophy of the I Ching concept of change, hence the varied combinations and sounds through the group’s concerts.
Their multi-national origins – Greek, Israeli, Canadian, Hungarian, Taswegian and Queenslander - are matched by their successes in well over forty countries and on high seas concerts cruises.
The festival will also see the launch of Young Artists performance awards for 2017, a major goal of Galston Concerts to encourage the next generation of young musicians.
Bookings for both concerts are best made on-line with www.trybooking.com/KUVF for the Duos & Dances on Saturday, www.trybooking.com/KUVD for Mozart & the Trout on Sunday.
Tickets at the door may be available prior to each concert but can not be guaranteed. Enquiries & further information from Robert Harris on 0428 248 348 or festi[email protected]look.com
A Galston Concert on 10 July will launch their 2016-17 series to start in October, complementing Arcadia & Berowra concert series which commence on 29 May & 5 June this year.