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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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September 26th, 2017

Busy Times 

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September 23rd, 2017

Ady Ensemble 2018

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September 19th, 2017

First rehearsal with the BCPO 

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September 14th, 2017

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September 11th, 2017

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September 9th, 2017

Looking back: Stan Getz & Focus one year ago

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Adrian & Ady with Ligeti's "Musica Ricercata"

September seems to be for me the month for important performance anniversaries, several of which I had undertaken with the Ady Ensemble. More

September 3rd, 2017

Next concert: The Marksman & the Requiem

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I’ve been looking forward to this next concert for some time, and it will be a great delight to be working again with both organisations for this performance.

Marking 200 years since it’s first performance, the Queensland University Music Society and the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s present Cherubini’s Requiem in C minor. Imitated by Brahms and Berlioz, admired by Schumann and Beethoven, this work was written in memory of King Louis XVI of France, who was executed in 1793.

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August 6th, 2017

Some more Haydn from “British Sojourns”: Adrian Head and the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s

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My thanks again to the members of the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s for their sterling efforts earlier this year at, “British Sojourns”. The concert, which was part of this year’s 4MBS Festival of Classics, featured the works of composers that visited and contributed to the musical life of London. This included works by Mendelssohn, the composer/cellist Graziani, and Haydn’s 94th Symphony: the Surprise Symphony.

Please enjoy the orchestra’s performance from this concert, and stay tuned as I’ll share more performances that I’ve undertaken recently with the Sinfonia and other ensembles both local and overseas.