It was a great evening! - Donve Fullard’s hugely entertaining "Concert of Contrasts" delighted the audience in the Red Barn in Smithfield earlier this week.
A newcomer to Smithfield, Donve has already made her mark as a concert pianist – and for Smithfield there is the promise of more to come. As the title suggests, the music in her latest offering ranged widely from fairly serious classics to honky-tonk offerings from Broadway, as well as jazz - sufficiently varied to delight the entire audience, whatever their preferences. Adding an interesting touch was the use of an audio visual presentation with Jamie Uys’s "Beautiful People."
What added further to the enjoyment of the evening was its delightful informality. The audience sat at small tables and were served a delicious array of snacks during an appropriate period during the evening. Sherry was available to all and a cash bar completed the catering arrangements.
As a concert pianist of talent, Donve provides another rung to the arts, for which our town has a reputation of some note. The success of her concerts has provided the opportunity to establish an important new arts facility in Smithfield.
"Friends of the Barn" will be the name of a group whose aim will be to make the maximum use of the Red Barn for a variety of functions. This splendid move will enable Hilton Webber’s gift of the Barn to be used most effectively.