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Flamingo Strings music to the ears

GUILDFORD musicians Rachael Aquilina and Anna Sarcich are bringing classical music to the younger generation these school holidays.

Aquilina and Sarcich, along with friends and professional string players Teresa Vinci and Alix Hamilton, came together to form the Flamingo Strings in 2019.

The string-quartet usually perform in schools, complementing Education Department Curriculum, but decided to play their second external educational concert in their local area this upcoming holiday break.

“We decided to form this string quartet especially for educational purposes as we are passionate about classical music and wanted to be able to have a fun and casual way to show our passion to the younger generation in a way that is accessible to them,” Sarcich said.

“Children are capable of so much, and able to get so much out of a live musical performance whether they are experienced musicians themselves or have never seen a live musical instrument in their lives.”

Aquilina and Vinci play violin, Hamilton plays viola and Sarcich the cello.

They all teach privately and in schools and play regularly for professional ensembles such as the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra and WA Philharmonic, as well as many other smaller chamber groups.

The show, on at Guildford Town Hall on July 5, covers a variety of music from Vivaldi to Mario Bros.

More information via the website www.flamingostrings.com.au or find them on Facebook.

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