Following the success of their Russian Revelations 2019 curtain raiser on 24 March The Galston Concerts present two programs of ‘world’ music in coming months. A special free concert Sunday 28 April commemorates ANZAC Day with music by great composers who served and yet survived the First World War.
The ANZAC event also promotes the remaining concerts of the 2019 subscription series which continues Sunday 24 May with a multi-cultural prelude to World Music Day. Both concerts, to commence 2pm in Galston Uniting Church, are followed by complimentary ‘meet the performers’ afternoon teas. Galston Concerts’ varied sounds add to audience appeal: guitars and violins in March; viola, piano and narrator on 28 April; cello, clarinet, organ, piano plus exotic instruments new to the series – accordion, balalaika and folk harp – on 26 May. Styles also vary.
The ANZAC theme program features familiar Classics including Greensleeves, Danny Boy & Molly on the Shore, spirituals and a famous Bach chorale, a Viennese waltz and marches, Spanish and Caribbean dances, all in tuneful celebratory mood. In May Classical composers visit foreign ports – Norway, China, the Middle East – with Klezmer and other folk contrasts. The free 28 April ANZAC event features violist Robert Harris with Galston’s favourite pianist Tonya Lemoh.
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Bookings for the series concerts are available on trybooking.com (search Galston).
Please direct enquiries to Helen Jordan, Promotions Coordinator, Galston Concerts, on 0425 339 841.