GALSTON CONCERTS 2020: HUNGARY TO HILLS

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Galston Concerts 2020
Members of Ensemble Europa - pianist Erzsi Marroszeky with cellist Zoltan Szabo, from Budapest, now Sydney

It’s a case of ‘treats in store’ for The Galston Concerts 2020 after the recent decision to postpone their next program scheduled for 20 September.

The concerts team at Galston Uniting Church have deferred to ongoing public health concerns to delay the concert until 2021, while still holding hopes that the final event of the 2020 series can be presented on 22 November.

Galston residents Robert Harris and Dorit Herskovits, co-founders of the concerts, were to be joined by world-travelling colleagues as Ensemble Europa, playing music from Budapest, Vienna and Germany.

“It was planned as a Rhine-Danube musical cruise, bringing Hungary to the Hills district during these strange times of limited international travel.”

“We would have been celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with music by him and his Viennese friends, closing with a Strauss Blue Danube finale. Those treats will be kept on hold for next year”.

Meanwhile the Galston audience are enjoying monthly e-bulletins with links to on-line video performances plus music news.

“Our on-line newsletters allow our supporters to enjoy great music at home, while our concerts are delayed.”

“Every newsletter offers musical themes, as in the next few months – Spring, flowers and gardens, Halloween, Remembrance Day – always allowing for discovering something new in both Classical and lighter styles.”

“But we do hope that the COVID trends allow us to finish the year with a live concert in November, our customary endof- series Gala, bringing together some of Sydney’s great player-teachers and their star students.”

Any wanting to join the concerts database should contact Robert and Dorit on 0428 248 348.

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