Page 111 - Week 01 - Tuesday, 12 February 2008
As Mr Hargreaves said earlier today, as we enjoy the best national multicultural festival ever we can also look forward to what promises to be yet another feast. We see from the program that our embassies are supporting a number of the musical performances, as they are supporting this current festival. For instance, on the first day we will enjoy the Swiss piano trio, and the program lists the following diplomatic missions as supporters: the embassies of the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, the Republic of Turkey, and Switzerland. This virtual smorgasbord of music will span early and contemporary music as well as jazz, vocal and world music.
The festival is in its 14th year, and it is pleasing to see a special emphasis on music for children and encouraging young composers. Music is an important part of our development and to our lives at any stage. I trust that the festival will be very successful and that members will be able to enjoy some of what is on offer in support of our local, interstate and also our international guests.
Question resolved in the affirmative.