Experience the joy of the music of love at the Simply Classical concert in May. Pictured: Helen Brereton and Tertia Hogan
Love makes the world go round, and music plays a big role in expressing its glory in all its highs and lows.
We humans have, over the aeons of our development, turned it into a fairly respectable art form.
Not every song is about love though. There is music to go into battle, music for mourning, music to the glory of God, king or country; but this Simply Classical concert is about the romantic kind.
We have the usual mix of our regular performers and some new ones. Of the former, there is Helen Brereton, known to us as Aliona, with her brilliance on the violin.
We hope we are forgiven for a repeat performance of Tchaikovski’s Sérénade Mélancholique, a piece of music dripping with sentiments in a very classical way. It is so beautiful and fits the chosen theme perfectly.
In the same vein is the ‘Elégy for Viola’ by Glasunov, presented by Gympie girl Grace Rackemann, who is now in her fourth year of study at the Conservatorium.
We were fortunate to be able to engage harpist Hayley Erin, who patrons to the recent Craft and Quilt Show in Gympie may have watched performing .
The harp goes back further than most of our present day instruments, with continuous developments over thousands of years. Hayley will bring a more contemporary style to the concert.
A pianist, a flautist, a poetry item, and the Cooloola Community Orchestra Strings will all contribute as well to a romantic Sunday afternoon concert.
When: Sunday 29th May, 2pm
Where: St. Patrick’s Church, Gympie
Cost: Adults $15, Children $5
Our famous afternoon tea as usual