Guitarist checks out performing arts centre under-construction at old school

d494904a Melville Senior High School alumni Morgan Remaj checks out the under-construction performing arts centre. Pictures: Andrew Ritchie
d494904a Melville Senior High School alumni Morgan Remaj checks out the under-construction performing arts centre. Pictures: Andrew Ritchie

MELVILLE Senior High School alumni Morgan Remaj has checked out the under-construction performing arts centre at his old school while in town for a concert.

“It’s great to see there is money being put back into the arts and the centre looks like an amazing structure,” he said.

“Hopefully the centre attracts high-level musicians to the school.”

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The classical guitarist, now based in the French city of Strasbourg, is performing at St Patrick’s Anglican Church in Mt Lawley on Saturday.

He was given a tour of the school’s $4.5 million centre, which is set to open later this year, alongside Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley.

Mr Remaj is a WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate and has studied at music schools in France and the United States, although his musical roots first flourished through Melville Senior High School’s specialist music program.

He said being part of a thriving jazz program at the time had been a good experience.

“There’s a strange nostalgic feeling to be back,” he said.

Mr Remaj promised an eclectic range of music at this weekend’s show.

d494904g Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley, Morgan Remaj and Melville Senior High School board chairman Paul Richards inside the centre. Picture: Andrew Ritchie