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October 31st, 2017

Cherubini’s Dies Irae 

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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, 2017

4MBS Treasured Queensland Classical Musician: Adrian Head, Conductor

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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, 2017

The Marksman & the Requiem: less than two weeks to go

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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, 2017

St Michael & the holy light

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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

September 26th, 2017

Busy Times 

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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, 2017

Ady Ensemble 2018

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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

September 19th, 2017

First rehearsal with the BCPO 

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My thanks to the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra for welcoming me so warmly at my first rehearsal with them last night. Looking forward to seeing this program grow over the next couple of months. #conductor #conducting #BCPO #Brisbanecitypopsorchestra #adrianhead #orchestra #strauss #emperorwaltz A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:03pm PDT

September 14th, 2017

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The unique, handwritten, scores of Ronald Hanmer. I've been conducting Ron's arrangements on and off over the last thirteen years, and next week I'll be again conducting several of them in preparation of the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra's performances in November. His commercial orchestra arrangements will bring light relief to my preparations for Cherubini's Requiem and Weber's Der Freischutz in late October. It's going to be a busy couple of months. www.adrianhead.com #conductor #conducting #RonaldHanmer #orchestra #commercialorchestra #adrianhead #BrisbaneCityPopsOrchestra #BCPO #pointlesshashtagbutthanksforlooking A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Sep 14, 2017 at 3:00am PDT

September 11th, 2017

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Getting for the following concerts: "Showtime", with the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra. #conducting #conductor #BrisbaneCityPopsOrchestra #BCPO #adrianhead #pointlesshashtagbutthanksforlooking A post shared by Adrian Head Conductor (@adrianhead72) on Sep 11, 2017 at 4:27am PDT

August 2nd, 2017

Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture: Adrian Head & the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s

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Despite it now being less than two months since the concert, “British Sojourns” seems like a warm but distant memory. Here’s a little something from that performance: yours truly conducting the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. It was a pleasure working with the orchestra for this performance, and in time I’ll share some other footage from this concert. There’s only a month now until my next conducting commitment, and the next four months will see me conducting five performances. However, my next performance with the Sinfonia will be in October, when they join forces with the Queensland University Music Society for a performance of Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor. This performance will mark 200 years since the work’s first performance, which was to commemorate the anniversary of the beheading of King Louis XVI of France. More about this marvelous and influential work later. In the meantime, enjoy the Mendelssohn.