The St Arnaud Festival Orchestra will be presenting an afternoon of beautiful music and dancing, including famous Strauss waltzes. Conducted by Ballarat's celebrity conductor, Reuben Morgan, it is sure to be a highlight of the weekend.
When: 2pm Sunday 13th November
Where: St Arnaud Town Hall
Admission: Free Event!
STRAUSS IN ST ARNAUD: - A Concert of popular waltzes.
On Sunday, the 13th November at 2PM, as part of the Festival of St Arnaud, this free event should be enjoyed by many. A special Orchestra has been formed from skilled musicians/string players in Western Victoria and named “The St Arnaud Festival Orchestra”. An exciting feature of this afternoon concert will be a display of waltzes by our own Kooreh Dancers who are skilled in this art form. The orchestra will be conducted by a rising young star from Ballarat, Reuben Morgan.
This remarkable young man, only 21, could be our next Mozart. Reuben teaches violin and cello in secondary schools, ballet at the BCMA and Academy of Classical Ballet and is an award-winning
filmaker. He is a music theatre performer and dancer and started performing at a very young age in ballet recitals. Reuben has since performed roles in West Side Story (Tony), Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Rock of Ages (Franz) and Mary Poppins (Neleus).
In 2013 he performed with Queensland Ballet in their season of Cinderella. Reuben is also an accomplished baritone and further, plays violin with the Ballarat Symphony orchestra, composes much music, and recently staged and conducted a performance of his own musical: Igor. He is currently studying AMEB Grade 7 Classical Voice. At this free Festival concert he will sing some popular songs also, including “On the Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady and the famous “Toreadors Song” from Carmen.
As conductor of the St Arnaud Festival Orchestra and a vocal soloist in the program, he is sure to bring a certain magic to this fabulous afternoon of Classical Waltzes which will include, “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”, “The Emperor Waltz” and “Voices of Spring”. This is certainly an event not to be missed!