A pic whilst rehearsing Deep Blue a few weeks ago, in preparation for their World Premiere of Corrina Bonshek’s, “Song to the Earth”, which is part of the Bleach Festival’s events for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. It was a joy to come in and help. www.adrianhead.com #conducting #conductor #strings #corrinabonshek #deepblueorchestra🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻 #deepblueorchestra #bleachfestival2018 #gccommonwealthgames2018 #gccommonwealthgames A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Apr 3, 2018 at 5:19am PDT
April 3rd, 2018Comments Off on A little more with Deep Blue, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
March 26th, 2018Comments Off on Recording with Corrina and Deep Blue, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
Thanks to Corrina and Deep Blue, for asking me to come in and help rehearse/conduct their recording session of, “Song to the Earth” yesterday. Good working and meeting you all, and good luck with the upcoming performances. www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #strings #orchestra #deepblueorchestra #newmusic #australianmusic #corrinabonshek #adrianhead A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Mar 25, 2018 at 6:00pm PDT
March 24th, 2018Comments Off on Research for Something Magical, Something Doubled, Something Unfinished, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
If I had to describe pictorially my attitude to music performance- even at high school, which got me into an argument with a panel member during one of my undergrad auditions- it would be as a river: one bank being the scholarly research into performance; the other the practicalities of playing. Not all enjoy putting their toe into the water to cross and see what scholarly research can do to help them with their performance (usually instead just leaning on old, specious, anecdotes), but I enjoy the process of being exposed to it, questioning its validity, subsequently finding ways for it to work with the pragmatics of performance, and build/enhance the faith that the players will have in trying to undertake it. All this stimulates the mind, enriches our understanding and love of a work/composer, which is then imparted to others. It can be turbulent at times, but once you finally get used to the current it can take you on further, and longer, journeys. www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #orchestra #Schubert #unfinishedsymphony #musicresearch #saynotoFFz #F-Fz A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Mar 23, 2018 at 7:38pm PDT
March 18th, 2018Comments Off on Deep Blue and “Song to the Earth”, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
It was a real joy to visit and to musically direct/assist Deep Blue’s rehearsal of Corrina Bonshek’s, “Song to the Earth”: an one hour outdoor work requiring playing and movement, which will be given its World Premiere as part of the festivities associated with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games next month. It’s so good to see a new work embraced by both established performers, and a new generation of musicians. Thanks for having me come along. www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #adrianhead #deepblueorchestra #orchestra #corrinabonshek #australiamusic #goldcoastcommonwealthgames A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Mar 17, 2018 at 11:47pm PDT
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 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 A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Sep 28, 2017 at 6:36pm PDT
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 A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Sep 25, 2017 at 6:32pm PDT
September 23rd, 2017Comments Off on Ady Ensemble 2018, Uncategorized, by adrianhead72.
Something the Ady Ensemble is up to next year. More to come. www.ady.net.au www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #adyensemble #adrianhead #Brahms2018 #orchestra #brahms #johannesbrahms A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:20pm PDT