Waltz, salsa and swoon your way through this special Winter’s evening of instrumental music performed by northern rivers region’s smallest big-band, the wonderful community orchestra, Orkeztar Lizmoré – ‘orkeztar’ is an eastern European term for such an ensemble and Lizmoré is pronounced to rhyme with the Italian word for love, amore, because that’s the spirit in which each player comes to this almost 30-strong musical group.
Instruments include strings big and small, guitars, mandolins, squeezeboxes, whistles, flutes, sax, clarinet, percussion, keys, brass, voice and sometimes oud & ancient Persian instruments.
‘The Ork’, as it is affectionately known, plays musical pieces from around the globe, including several original songs composed and arranged by any one of its musical directors – Mark Bromley, Jude Magee, and founder Pietro Fine. You can expect to hear a smorgasbord of tunes, including Celtic, Latin, Russian, Italian, Persian, and even a Frank Zappa song that could easily have been used for a spaghetti Western theme!
Supporting the Ork at Bangalow will be core members of local flamenco ensemble, Arte Gitana – Meg Walker sings with all of her soul and Mark Bromley plays his nylon string like it’s on fire! It might be cold outside at night, but this gig is going to warm your heart and soul.
And if you miss this gig, the Ork will also be the main act for a Greens fundraiser party in Lismore on Sunday June 19 at the Australian-Italo Club, with smoky cabaret trio, Out of Range as support for that gig: Out of Range play original material on piano, violin, guitar and sassy vocals. Lismore gig starts at 4pm.
Bangalow Ork – a smorgasbord of musical delights
Orkeztar Lizmoré & Arte Gitana at the Bangalow A&I Hall
Friday, 17 June, 7.30pm. $20/$15 concession; Teens 12-18 $5; Children under 12 free entry. Drinks and snacks for sale.