While the Tchaikovsky 5 sight-read may have been last Sunday, it’s back to work for my other commitments. The last two days have seen me preparing and adapting works for my three performances with the Brisbane City Pops later this year. Preparations for the reboot of the Brahms Recording Project continue, as do discussions for another Ady Ensemble project next year www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #orchestra #adrianhead #adyensemble #tchaikovsky #brahms #bcpo #brisbanecitypopsorchestra

Thanks to everyone who came along to participate in the Ady Ensemble’s Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony sight-reading session this afternoon. It was a pleasure making music with you. All the best. www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #orchestra #adyensemble #adrianhead #tchaikovsky

It’s been a hard week, getting through marking up and copying the parts for the Ady Ensemble’s sight-reading session this weekend. After spending several days at home it was time to get out, find a cafe, and try to get a more balanced perspective on things, plus a bit more time with the score itself. www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #orchestra #adyensemble #tchaikovsky #symphony #adrianhead

Coffee and Tchaikovsky parts

I’ve been marking up the parts for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Sympony since mid-last week, for the Ady Enemble’s sight-reading afternoon this upcoming weekend. It’s always very labour intensive, but apart from doing actual score prep this is a great way to consolidate your interpretation, and to get into the minds of the players, and the composer. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to seeing the players, some of whom I haven’t seen since the start of the pandemic. www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #orchestra #tchaikovsky #symphony #adyensemble

All Pfizered up now with vaccination no. 2. Good to get this out of the way. Now back to work on the projects. #conductor #conducting #orchestra #adrianhead #pfizer #covid

5:30am this morning. After a good first rehearsal with the Brisbane City Pops last night, it was back to work on two projects that I’m currently putting together. #conductor #conducting #orchestra #adrianhead

Back with the BCPO

Two years have passed since I last had the privilege & pleasure of conducting the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra. Covid has got in our way, but I’m now finally back for what should a great season of music making, which will include working with Soprano Leslie Martin-Nightingale, the Maleny Singers, & my old comrade in arms/bad jokes, Martin Daubney #goldandsilver #conductor #conducting #orchestra #popsorchestra #adrianhead #brisbanecitypopsorchestra

My thanks to @deepblueorchestra for inviting me to come and assist them in their preparations last evening, for their performances next week of Corrina Bonshek’s, “Song to the Ocean”, at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival. All the best with the performances, and thank you for supporting Australian New Music (esp. women composers) @bon_music #conductor #conducting #orchestra #strings #australiannewmusic #corrinabonshek #deepblueorchestra #adrianhead #herverybaywhalefestival #womenconposers #australianwomencomposers

Heading out to tonight’s rehearsal with Deep Blue Orchestra, in preparation of their performances of Corrina Bonshek’s Song to the Ocean, at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival next week. #conductor #conducting #orchestra #strings #songtotheocean @bon_music #deepblueorchestra #adrianhead

Song to the Ocean

A quick shot (thanks to @bon_music for the pic) prior to directing Sunday’s @deepblueorchestra rehearsal for Corrina Bonshek’s “Song to the Ocean”, which is being performed next week, as part of the Hervey Bay Whale Festival. More rehearsing later this week. #deepblueorchestra #conductor #conducting #orchestra #songtotheocean #herveybaywhalefestival2021 #corrinabonshek #adrianhead