Concert to launch second Albury Chamber Music Festival

IN REHEARSAL: Violinist  Kaori Sparks, Helena Kernaghan on piano and cello player Caleb Murray prepare for Tuesday's performance in Albury. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS
IN REHEARSAL: Violinist Kaori Sparks, Helena Kernaghan on piano and cello player Caleb Murray prepare for Tuesday's performance in Albury. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

A FREE concert on Tuesday comprising “a bit of everything” will launch the second year of the Albury Chamber Music Festival.

Our plan has been to bring the top notch players to Albury, but we also want to foster opportunities for local kids

Helena Kernaghan

NSW Governor David Hurley will be the guest speaker at St Matthew’s Church, Albury, for the event, which will look towards the November festival.

Mezzo soprano Sally-Anne Russell, members of the Orpheus Piano Trio, organist James Flores and promising students Caleb Murray (cello) and Bailey Cardwell (piano) will be among the performers.

Festival artistic director Helena Kernaghan said the launch concert aimed to showcase the excellence on offer in chamber music.

“Our plan has been to bring the top notch players from Australia and international to Albury, but we also want to foster opportunities for local kids,” she said.

“So in the spirit of that, this year we’ve got for the launch a bit of everything.”

“We wanted to cover the cream of the crop from all the different levels.” 

  • The concert will be held on Tuesday, 7pm, St Matthew’s Church, Albury