Festival Fare for Galston-Glenhaven

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The Hornsby Shire’s 2019 Festival of the Arts offers two great concerts in The Hills in November.

Galston Concerts close their 2019 series with a Young Performers Awards Gala of dazzling, talented young musicians, Sunday 17 November.

The program, starting 2pm in Galston Uniting Church, features ‘tomorrow’s stars today’ in popular Classical and contrast styles.

Pianist Lawrence Wei, a prolific prizewinner at this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod, will bring the concert grand to life with Romantic flair.

The church historic organ will resound to the music of J S Bach from prizewinners of the recent Organ Music Society of Sydney young organists competitions.

Champion of Champions from this year’s Ryde Eisteddfod, Eunice Cheng will perform virtuoso violin while laureates from the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Concerto Competition and Sydney Conservatorium’s Rising Stars talents will join the bill.

A rousing send-off is taking shape with local bandmaster maestro James Brice conjuring a brass and winds finale.

Gala enquiries to Helen Jordan 0425 339 841 with pre-sales available through trybooking. com (search Galston).

Those who can not wait till the Gala in Galston can consider the Four Seasons concert at Glenhaven Green on Tuesday, 12 November, starting 9.45 with morning tea before a one-hour concert at 10.30.

Pianist Matthew Brooks with violist Robert Harris will perform ‘1919 … and the Roaring Twenties’, a multi-cultural program of Classical and contrast styles from ballet, opera to ragtime, tango and Broadway.

Glenhaven concert enquiries to 8858 4900.