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Bella Canna to perform at Bundaberg Art Gallery

Bella Canna at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

Bella Canna will premiere its latest composition Anachronisms, composed by John Rotar, on Friday night at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

The concert this Friday 22 July will see doors open at 5.30 pm for pre-concert drinks with the concert starting at 6 pm.

The new composition which will feature as part of the concert is made up of six short movements each with their own unique mood and atmosphere.

The piece was written earlier this year through support of the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Bella Canna Violinist Kate Hardisty said the quartet was looking forward to performing in the Gallery One space.

“Gallery One is a beautiful space to play in and has lovely acoustics well suited to string instruments,” Kate said.

“We are looking forward to playing an engaging concert of exciting music with many pieces played for the first time in a concert here in Bundaberg showcasing Australian composers.

“We will also [have] a premiere of an energetic and thrilling work by John Rotar, an emerging young composer who grew up in Bundaberg, now living and working in Brisbane.

“When we asked John to write this piece, we gave him complete freedom, thus the six unique movements that make up Anachronisms.”

Kate said it was the aim of the performance to spark conversations amongst the audience, with the music taking them on a journey.

“It is our intention with this program to spark “conversations”, by giving the audience an immersive experience surrounded by an emotive exhibition, Ink in the Lines,” she said.

“We also love to engage with the audience through conversation, sharing our thoughts and feelings regarding the music we perform.

“The audience will be taken on quite a journey with this piece, the first movement is fierce and dark yet other movements have a fun dance-like quality.”

The members of Bella Canna include Kate Hardisty on violin, Wendy Davis on violin, Bernadette Connolly on viola, Alison Vercoe on the cello and Nicole Strofeldt on the double bass.

Bella Canna loves to explore new music and share it with the community as all of its members are proud to call Bundaberg home.

You can purchase tickets for the event here.

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