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We are delighted to announce that there will be a wonderful benefit concert on April 19th at Easterbrook Hall, organised by Robert Thurlow of Ostinato Strings and Ensemble Alba.

Performers

Piano: David Behrens 

Mezzo-soprano: Silvy Weatherall

Ostinato Strings

Violin – Susan Smyth, Angela Lawrence

Viola – Robert Thurlow

Cello – Lesley Adamson

“David Behrens is currently in his final year studying music at the University of Edinburgh, with his main interests revolving around composition and performance. Although classically trained on the piano, after starting the saxophone a few years later, he became equally interested in jazz on both instruments. With this combined interest in jazz and classical playing, Rhapsody in Blue seemed an obvious choice of repertoire. He hopes that the piece can demonstrate a variety of moods with its fast, virtuosic passages followed by delicate, exposed melody lines, encapsulating this combination of styles.”

There’s chance to be involved yourself too! Get yourself along to the first choir session of the new block on Monday 24th February, 7pm at The Y Centre, Lochside Road, Dumfries. We’ll be working up some lovely songs to sing at this event, including developing our campaign song Begin With A Grin!

About the author: Moxie DePaulitte