Len Wilkie, Inthu Suresh, Evan Patrick and Dougal Tollner.
Len Wilkie, Inthu Suresh, Evan Patrick and Dougal Tollner. David Crossley

Community orchestra gets 4 timpani

THEY won’t be playing them on horse back like the original timpanists in the 15th century, but the Cooloola Community Orchestra will use its newest instruments to deliver a full rich sound to the music when they soon get together for an afternoon of classical music.

Conductor Elizabeth Young said the orchestra was able to secure the set of four giant kettle drums, worth more than $20,000, thanks to the generosity of the Queensland Government and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The four timpani vary in size and pitch ane are capable of a range of effects from low threatening rumbles to powerful drumbeats.

To raise money for specialised containers to easily transport and store the timpani the orchestra is holding a Wine and Cheese Concert on Sunday June 20, at James Nash State High School from 3pm.

Gympie trumpet player Sam Nester “one of Australia’s brightest exports” will feature at the Wine and Cheese Concert.

Nester has recently been awarded a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship to study at the Manhattan School of Music in New York for two years.

He has performed with the Western Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and many competitions and festivals, and will play a movement of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto as well group pieces.

For more information contact Candice on 0423 759 623.

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