Philharmonic South West excited for biggest Ferguson Music Trail yet

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Sabine Pfuhl, Sophine Griffin and Walter Tresnack will play throughout the Ferguson Valley as part of Philharmonic South West.
Camera IconSabine Pfuhl, Sophine Griffin and Walter Tresnack will play throughout the Ferguson Valley as part of Philharmonic South West. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

The Ferguson Music Trail returns bigger than ever when it takes in eight venues this Sunday.

Members of Philharmonic South West will travel to Evedon Park, Hart Estate, Green Door, Wellington Cottages, Ferguson Falls, Bush Shack Brewery and Lyndendale Art and Antiques before convening for an orchestra concert at St Aidan’s.

Philharmonic concert master Sabine Pfuhl said 40 minutes of music would be played at each venue before playing for a little over an hour as an orchestra at St Aidan’s.

She said the event was something that members of the philharmonic looked forward to each year.

“If you ask the members what their favourite event was each year they say it is the Ferguson Music Trail,” she said.

“It is such a lovely setting and we always feel very welcome.

“Normally we have an audience, we sit down, they clap for a bit, then everyone goes home — but playing music at those, the owners are so grateful.”

She said the venues often sold out in advance and audiences would need to book in order to get lunch.

“We think it has helped make the Ferguson Valley even more popular with Perth people,” she said.

“It’s a great advertisement for the region and we all play for free — only the conductor gets paid.

“We’ll have donation boxes at each venue because we have to pay the conductor and buy music for this kind of event.”

The first performances will start from 10am at Evedon Park and Hart Estate with the orchestra concert taking place from 3pm.

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