Steinway on Stage – Ruby Lowe & Tim Wong

Wednesday 3 October at 6pm

Steinway on Stage is a series of intimate twilight concerts featuring Wangaratta’s magnificent Steinway Grand Piano with audiences gathered around it on the stage of the Alpine MDF Theatre. This program has been a partnership between Wangaratta Arts Council and Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre since 2010.

Ruby Lowe – Ruby is a Year 11 student at Wangaratta High School. She has been learning piano from Margaret Warner for ten years and is this year a Grade 7 ANZCA student. Ruby is undertaking VCE Music Solo at Year 12 level. She also plays violin and drums and is a member of the WHS Symphonic and Stage Band and the Community Orchestra, WHS Strings and the Community String Group.

Ruby will play her VCE practical assessment program featuring mainly contemporary music of a variety of genres. The Australian composer, Sonny Chua, is represented, as is the British composer, Christopher Norton. There is music by two American composers for the films The Firm (Dave Grusin) and Forest Gump (Alan Silvestri) . Ruby will play a rag by Scott Joplin and Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton.

Wangaratta Arts Council is pleased to provide performance opportunities for young people preparing VCE music exams.

Tim Wong – Tim studied piano with local and Melbourne teachers during his schooling at Galen College. He gained the Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA), awarded by examination to outstanding candidates in the fields of musical performance and theory by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) before completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Australian National University.

Tim is a former Chorister of Holy Trinity Cathedral, as both a treble and tenor, and has accompanied worship at the cathedral on the grand piano. He currently plays organ at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Milawa. Five years ago Tim took up the clarinet: he currently plays in the Wangaratta Concert Band and the Sangster Street Band in Corowa, both under the direction of Doug McGregor.

Tim will play a Mozart program. He is no stranger to Steinway on Stage; and its precursors in the Wangaratta Library, where the Steinway was located while the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre was being built a decade ago.

Adult $15
Conc/Sen/WAC Member $10
Student (16-25 with valid ID) $10
Child (15 & under) $5

DURATION 1 hr (no interval)