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“Inspiring performer” hosts workshops

Thursday, 11th April, 2019

Broken Hill Civic Orchestra’s members around their new piano. PICTURE: Supplied Broken Hill Civic Orchestra’s members around their new piano. PICTURE: Supplied

From Friday to Sunday, a highly respected and inspiring performer, teacher and composer, Mark Walton, will be in Broken Hill to conduct orchestral workshops with the Broken Hill Civic Orchestra.  

Anyone who plays an orchestral instrument is invited to join in.  

Mr Walton will bring with him an enthusiastic group of 25 amateur musicians from around NSW. 

This provides a fantastic opportunity for local musicians to be part of a much larger group than is normally possible in Broken Hill and also to learn from one of Australia’s best music workshop presenters.

The workshops will culminate with a public concert presented by the combined orchestra at the BIU Band Hall in Beryl Street at 2pm on Sunday.

Everyone is invited to attend and admission is by donation.

Mr Walton himslef is widely acknowledged as a virtuoso clarinet and saxophone player. 

He has a great working relationship with Broken Hill Civic Orchestra and has conducted some very successful workshops here in past years, helping our local orchestra to expand their repertoire.

Mr Walton has recorded several solo albums, compiled hundreds of music publications and performed in many parts of the world. 

One of the works he wrote for the Broken Hill Civic Orchestra’s workshop and concert is “Curtis the Cat”, which to the conductor, Mark Curtis.

The weekend of workshops are supported by Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program.  

The program is administered by Regional Arts NSW and West Darling Arts on behalf of the NSW Government.  

The orchestra is also fortunate to have a new digital piano, which will be a great asset at the workshops and will be used for one of its first public performances at the concert on Sunday 14 April. 

The purchase of the piano was made possible by a grant from Broken Hill City Council under the Community Assistance Grants program.

The orchestra acknowledged the funding support from local and state government, as well as ongoing generous support from John Wren at Silver City Cinema in providing movie fundraiser opportunities to the orchestra.

For more information see the orchestra’s Facebook page, website bhco.com.au or pick up a registration form at Broken Hill Music, 5 Oxide Street.

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