Here’s to a happier musical New Year in 2021.
The Galston Concerts have taken their marks, are all set and waiting to hear GO!
The concerts team, still cautious of the ebb and flow of public health statistics, have decided to defer the promotion of any concerts for 2021 until government regulations and Uniting Church recommendations allow.
The concerts will be rescheduled to future dates with a top-of-the-pops Classical line-up: Bach’s Birthday, World Music, a Beethoven bonus (he missed most of his big 250th birthday in 2020).
A Visit to Vienna and an end-of-year Galston Gala are also waiting the starter’s instructions, keen to enliven the beautiful Galston Uniting Church with sounds of the historic church organ, concert grand piano, top instrumentalists and singers.
Until then the concerts audience will be receiving e-bulletins of programs of on-line video performances – in February themes of Valentine’s Day and Summer.
To join the email database contact Robert Harris on 0428 248 348.
The bulletins will also include news of other Hills and Hornsby Classical concerts.
For example, all the programs of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra ARCO’s national tours have been scheduled at Hills Grammar – next at 6.30pm Tuesday 16 February.
Check www.arco.org.au for bookings and COVID updates. With regret, ARCO cancelled another concert at Hills Grammar, a 15 January finale to ARCO’s Young Mannheim Symphonists COVID-disrupted summer school for talented young NSW musicians.
Students from northwestern Sydney schools would have been well represented – Barker, King’s and Hills Grammar’s Jack Theakston, cellist, who just happens to be The Galston Concerts Young Performer for 2020 and 2021.
Jack has also been performing as Principal Cello of the Hills Shire Symphony Orchestra who are scheduling a 2021 series hoping to start 27 March.