Staff of the Orange Regional Conservatorium will welcome the weekend with a night of music, wine and canapes on Friday.
The public is invited to An Evening in the Village, with the music teachers putting on a live performance featuring Bartók, Pärt, Debussy and Ravel.
The Conservatorium’s James Buchanan said the professional teachers and musicians are from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
“Laith Ismail, who will be playing the Oboe is an Iraqi born, Russian-trained woodwind expert who has been teaching in Orange for over 25 years, while Pianist and Vocalist Lujia Zhang was born and trained in China,” he said.
We are very lucky to have them working and teaching with usJames Buchanan
“Our other musicians, Samantha Bartholomeusz, David Shaw and Andrew Callaghan, have all worked and studied across Australia and the world, we are very lucky to have them working and teaching with us.”
Mr Buchanan said xoncert director David Shaw had put together a program of gentle and classic pieces.
“David has themed the night around a work by Debussy titled ‘An Evening in the Village’ by Bela Barktok which sets a lively but relaxing mood to be accompanied with wine and food,” he said.
“Works by composers such as Debussy, Arvo Part and Handel will also be featured during the concert.”
Tickets for Friday night's show are available through Eventbrite.
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