"Superb!" "Outstanding performances" "Also loved the culture & afternoon tea": 24 March: Russian Revelations - Evgeny Sorkin, violin & Vladimir Gorbach, guitar, of Russian origins, proteges of the great Yehudi Menuhin, very much international performers and both lecturers of the Sydney Conservatorium, with a guest pianist, perform Baroque music by Bach & Handel; Chausson's Poeme from Romantic France; Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich & other Russians; plus Spanish selections & tangos from Argentina by Piazzolla - solos, duos and trios including cameos from their star students.
"Exciting" .. "Wonderful": 26 May: A World of Music - While our end-of-year Gala will 'act locally' this program 'thinks globally' anticipating World Music Day in June by celebrating a multi-cultural mix: Classical composers visiting exotic ports; crossover styles to other cultures; leading world-travelling professionals & Young Performers in a sound palette of 'colours' from accordian, harp, organ & more, plus Tonya Lemoh, one of our favourite globe-trotting pianists.
"World class!": 28 July: ARCH Trio - Mezzo-soprano Christina Wilson, her pianist husband Alan Hicks & violist Robert Harris, who performed in our 2017 Galston Gala, return with a G-for-Galston theme program of Germanic gems by Franz Schubert & Johannes Brahms, plus America's George Gershwin (Porgy & Bess), Australia's Percy Grainger, Spain's Enrique Granados & Norway's Edvard Grieg (Peer Gynt) - plus a Young Performer vocal protege.
29 September: Paridoro Plus Piano - This Euro-origin Brisbane-Sydney ensemble of Rianne Wilschut & Paul Kopetz (clarinets), Robert Harris (viola) & Dorit Herskovits (double bass) are joined by leading pianist Erzsi Marosszeky with M for Magic Music … Mozart’s Trio K.498 and Max Bruch’s Op.83 miniatures for clarinet, viola & piano; Mendelssohn’s Konzertstuck and Michail Glinka’s Trio for clarinet, bass clarinet & piano plus Paridoro’s signature fun settings - a Klezmer Karnival & Music from the Movies … Beatles favourites, Puttin’ On The Ritz and Friend Like Me from Aladdin..
17 November: The Galston Young Performers Gala - Our annual series-ending Gala 'acts locally' with an awards concert for Young Performers of global potential - prizewinners from Sydney Eisteddfod & other competitions, Rising Stars from the Sydney Conservatorium & Hills/Hornsby district schools. The Galston Concerts encouraging young talent - piano, organ, strings, mixed ensembles & more - to close our 2019 series is a prelude to 2020!