Please join the Brisbane City Pops and yours truly as we perform a selection of tunes ranging from Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra, Strauss’ “Emperor Waltz”, and “The Man from Snowy River” to name a few. Special guests Gregory Moore and Martin Daubney. More
October 30th, 2017Comments Off on Next two performances: Showtime with the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra , News, by adrianhead72.
October 31st, 2017Comments Off on Cherubini’s Dies Irae , Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
Here’s a bit more from, “The Marksman and the Requiem”: the Dies Irae and Lacrimosa from Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor. I must say that it was a real joy performing this work with QUMS and the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s. Thanks to all involved, and to 4MBS for the audio recording.
All the best.
October 31st, 2017Comments Off on 4MBS Treasured Queensland Classical Musician: Adrian Head, Conductor, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
Thank you again for those who voted for me. I can officially reveal that I am a 4MBS Treasured Queensland Classical Musician. I am deeply humbled by this, not only for your kindness in voting for me, but for those musicians that I have loved working with, especially over the last seven years, who have also helped to make this possible. Without you those who voted would not have thought me worthy of this award. Finally, a special thanks to 4MBS for devising this award, and for their long and ongoing support of classical music in Queensland. Thank you all xx
October 29th, 2017Comments Off on Something from “The Marksman & the Requiem”, News, by adrianhead72.
Thanks to those who came to watch QUMS and the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s last weekend. Here’s the first movement of the Cherubini Requiem in C minor.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Queensland University Music Society for having me back to conduct them, and for the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s for working with QUMS to make this performance possible. Finally, I’d like to thank 4MBS for taking an interest in our performance, and for coming and recording the concert.
All the best.
October 15th, 2017Comments Off on Thank you for voting, News, by adrianhead72.
Thank you to those of you who voted for me in the recent poll for the 4MBS Treasured Queensland Classical Musician/Group. The poll closed last Friday, and I appreciated those of you who took the time to vote.
Tune in to “My Musical Journey” on 4MBS Classic FM next Saturday, the 21st of October, from 8.10am to find out who the top five winners. This is also a special day as I’ll be conducting the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s and the Queensland University Music Society in selections from Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Cherubini’s moving Requiem in C minor.
Thanks again, and hopefully I’ll see you soon.
All the best.
October 7th, 2017Comments Off on The Marksman & the Requiem: less than two weeks to go, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
I’m looking very much forward to my next concert, which is once again with the Queensland University Misic Society (QUMS) choir, and the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s. Last year I had the pleasure of conducting both for their performance of Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, and this year the choir will be accompanied by the orchestra for a performance of Cherubini’s Requiem No.1 in C minor, celebrating 200 year’s since the work’s first performance.
I’ll also be giving a pre-concert talk about the Requiem, which has an interesting story behind it. We’d love to see you at St Andrew’s Uniting on the evening of Saturday, the 21st of October. In the meantime, please enjoy this excerpt from last year’s QUMS/Sinfonia performance of the Harmoniemesse.
All the best.
September 29th, 2017Comments Off on St Michael & the holy light, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
The Cherubini C minor Requiem is full of colourful word painting, and this is part of a lovely passage in the Offertorium depicting St Michael leading all to the holy light. Just wonderful stuff to enjoy on the 21st of October. #cherubini #requiem #qums #sinfoniaofstandrews #adrianhead #orchestra #conductor #conducting
Just to give you a rough idea of my conducting workload for this year: six hours of music (& some more scores to come for a concert later this year), plus a further three hours for next year. Busy times. #conductor #conducting #Mahler #Mussorgsky #Wagner #RichardStrauss #JohannStrauss #notlevistrauss #Beethoven #Mozart #Janacek #Dvorak #Haydn #Graziani #Mendelssohn #Bonshek #Merton #adrianhead #orchestra #michaeljackson #regurgitator #Brioschi #Cherubini #Carlmariavonweber #Hanmer #Debussy #Janacakphilharmonic #Sinfoniaofstandrews #adyensemble