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Gary Arbuthnot Plays the Old Courthouse

29 May 2015

gary-arbuthnot-web.pngAntrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is thrilled to play host to Antrim’s most famous musical son, Gary Arbuthnot, as he returns to play the Old Courthouse on Friday 5 June at 7.30pm,  five years after he performed at the opening of the venue!

Of his return to the Old Courthouse stage, Gary says, ‘Five years have passed since I took part in the opening night of The Old Courthouse, Antrim and this June I am honored to return and perform my latest show that has been seen by over a million people worldwide. "Stage and Screen" is a show that will appeal to everyone and highlights incredible musical scores from contemporary movies, Broadway, and opera to some of the biggest rock and pop groups of the modern era.’

Gary was born in Antrim and attended St Malachy’s College. From there he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and McGill University, Montreal. He has worked as principal flute with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Opera de Lyon, France, the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, Brazil, and since 2002 has been touring his show “Stage and Screen” around the world.  Voted Entertainer of the Year by the World's Leading Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Gary was also a Prize-winner at both the Markneukirchen and Carl Nielsen International Flute Competitions, and was awarded the Meaker Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Other prizes include the BBC Radio Three Young Artists Forum, an English-Speaking Union Scholarship, and awards from the Hattori Foundation, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Claudio Abbado European Young Musicians Trust and the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.

Gary Arbuthnot ‘Stage and Screen’ will be at The Old Courthouse, Antrim on Friday 5 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15/ £13 concession and are available from the Box Office on 028 9446 3113 or online at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice