Ris­ing stars to play Whanganui show

Whanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

Two ris­ing stars of the in­ter­na­tional mu­sic scene are per­form­ing in Whanganui on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18.

Aus­tralian vi­o­lin­ist Emily Sun is rapidly gain­ing in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion as an emerg­ing soloist.

She was awarded the gold medal of the 2016 Royal Over­Seas League (ROSL) Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion, the first vi­o­lin­ist to win the award since 1981.

She is tour­ing New Zealand with Bri­tish pi­anist Ga­mal Khamis who has a num­ber of awards to his name.

The con­cert is at 7.30pm at the Prince Ed­ward Au­di­to­rium, Wan­ganui Col­le­giate School, and tick­ets are avail­able in ad­vance from the Royal Wan­ganui Opera House, or at the door (no eft­pos) — adults $35, se­niors $32, sub­scribers $20, stu­dents $5.

At the end of their con­cert tour, Sun and Khamis will ad­ju­di­cate the 2018 Pettman ROSL Arts Cham­ber Mu­sic Schol­ar­ship.

The Royal Over­seas League (ROSLNZ) is a self-funded and non-profit Com­mon­wealth or­gan­i­sa­tion com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing New Zealand mu­si­cians and artists at the on­set of their ca­reers through a pro­gramme of schol­ar­ships and per­for­mance op­por­tu­ni­ties.

This con­cert tour is or­gan­ised by Cham­ber Mu­sic New Zealand to­gether with the ROSL.

The duo will present a pro­gramme of ro­man­tic and vir­tu­osic mu­sic, in­clud­ing works by Faure, Grieg and Schu­bert.

A fea­ture of the even­ing will be the short work Torua, writ­ten by Arts Foun­da­tion New Zealand icon Dame Gil­lian White­head and Frolov’s Con­cert Fan­tasy on themes from Gersh­win’s Porgy and Bess.

Emily Sun and Ga­mal Khamis.

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