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Concert:
The Music of Michael Easton ARAM

'Music to gladden the heart'
Herald-Sun, Melbourne

Duke's Hall
Royal Academy of Music
London


Saturday December 15th at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets: £10 (Concessions £7), available at door

British composer Michael Easton was born in 1954 and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He has since become internationaly renowned as a composer for the concert hall, opera and for film and tv. His music has received extensive reviews and he has received numerous nominations for his film music. His NAXOS CD became an international best seller. This concert commemorates his elevation to an ARAM and features Michael's friends including the brilliant young German conductor Erich Fackert, Gramophone award winning pianist Len Vorster, the much decorated tenor Ian Partridge and sopranos Sonya Prentice and Ginette Van Der Voorn. Additional elan is provided by American actor and singer Pamela Shaw.


Elegy for Strings

Beasts of the Bush
an ecotourist horror story
Narrator: Pamela Shaw

Concerto on Australian Themes
Soloist: Len Vorster, piano

The New London Strings
conducted by Erich Fachert

Interval

I Chose to Climb
A tale of a mother coming to terms with the death of her son on the Matterhorn as she reads his diary and its shocking revelations
Pamela Shaw, actor
Erich Fackert, clarinet

The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Ginette Van Der Voorn, soprano
Erich Fackert, clarinet
Len Vorster, piano

How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear
Ian Partridge, tenor
Len Vorster, piano


Concert management: Matthew Wittington

Principal sponsors:
Chester Music
Swissair
Easton Vorster Musical Services
Fulleffect Design

Special thanks to the staff of the Royal Academy of Music and to Kelvin Lim, personal manager to Michael Easton