The Galston Concerts will blend local, national, and international content on Sunday afternoon 18 September, starting ‘1.30 for 2pm’ in Galston Uniting Church.
The ‘local content’ sees Kenthurst-resident Jack Theakston as organist in the 1.30pm pre-concert organ prelude, together with another ‘rising star’, Sydney organist Ava Pudney.
The ‘national’ includes Jack as cellist of the Piccolo String Quartet, multi-prize winners in Musica Viva Australia’s 2021 Strike a Chord national championships for young ensembles. The Piccolos will perform popular Classics by Beethoven and Dvorak.
‘National’ meets ‘international’ when the 18 September program features award-winners of The Galston Concerts very own Young Violists Performance Competition open to residents of Australia and New Zealand.
Co-founder Robert Harris sees such support of next generation talent as an important part of The Galston Concerts concept.
“Our Galston project offering up to $3,000 in prize-money is quite some icing on the more important cake of providing live concert performances to these young talents. Our enthusiastic audience is another bonus, a real ‘buzz’ for young musicians, plus our audience discovers that ‘young’ also means excellent”.
“The viola, a beautiful middle-voice sound, is my chosen instrument, taking me to play concerts in over thirty countries – a likely future for some of these younger talents.
Bookings are recommended online at trybooking.com (search Galston).
Tickets are also likely to be available ‘at the door on the day’ but best to check by phoning Rob on 0428 248 348.