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Music for Albania

A concert to raise funds for the relief effort after the recent earthquake in Albania.
St Stephens Church 197 Macquarie Street Sydney
Monday 16 December at 6.30pm
A Concert of music by Albanian composers Enis Mullaj, Ergis Spahiu and Kris Sopiqoti as well as Mozart, Schumann, Andrián Pertout and Alan Holley.
Admission $30 at the door and a not to miss Raffle.

Diane Berger has been principal piccolo with the Opera Australia Orchestra for nearly 30 years and has performed many solo and chamber music concerts throughout Australia.
One of Sydney’s most active and important clarinettists Richard Rourke performs with the Opera Australia Orchestra as well as performing numerous recitals in Sydney each year.
Principal Trombone of the Opera Australia Orchestra Greg van der Struik is one of Australia’s foremost brass performers and has performed over 50 premieres of works by Australian composers. The Opera Australia Orchestra performs at the Sydney Opera House.

Sumiko Yamamura is one of the most active and loved accompanists in Sydney with a most wide ranging repertoire from baroque music to music of today.
Ian Sykes is the driving force behind Sirius Chamber Ensemble and performs new and old music for clarinet solo and in ensemble across Australia.
Freelance trumpeter Harriet Channon, as part of her doctoral studies, is performing many works for unaccompanied trumpet by Australian composers in Sydney and in Melbourne.
Diane, Richard and Ian have already performed several works by Albanian composers.
Richard Rourke and Greg van der Struik appear as soloists on HAMMERINGS RECORDS.





Our thanks to Rev. Ken Day and Mark Quarmby at St Stephens for their great support for this fundraising event



Update to the concert:

With the great support of Sydney based Albanians and Australians across our country, we have deposited $3000 AUD in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Albanian earthquake appeal.
Music brings us together.
Big thanks to the composers Enis Mullaj, Ergis Spahiu, Kris Sopiqoti and Andrián Pertout and the performers Diane Berger, Richard Rourke, Ian Sykes, Hattie Channon, Gregory Van Der Struik and Sumiko Yamamura.
And special thanks to Rod Holdaway, Merrick Fry and Rob Wynne for their donations of art.
The support team of Avrille Ciccone, Prudence Smith and Mark Quarmby made it all possible.
The support of the incredible musician Ilir Kodhima who tirelessly promotes his country and culture has built artistic bridges between our two countries.

Alan Holley and Annie Turner

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