It’s been a special but busy week, full of events & anniversaries. After our initial tutti rehearsal on Sunday for the Ady Ensemble’s Brahms Recording Project, we’ve continued this week with some sectional rehearsals, which will be followed by our recording session over next weekend. Wednesday also involved a sad memory for myself & the Ipswich City Symphony, which you will see why from the second picture, and yesterday marked three years since Ady’s last recording venture, recording two new works by Australian women composers 4MBS Classic FM. One of the recordings from that day, Corrina Bonshek’s “Dreams of the Earth”, was commercially released back in February of this year – something that none of us involved had expected to happen. Ten years ago today I attended my Masters graduation ceremony Queensland Conservatorium, which had given me the inspiration & confidence to form & perpetuate the Ady Ensemble. By a strange coincidence, six years ago today also involved a conversation with Corrina, which thanks to her would see me take a path where I would conduct overseas – something that I would only have dreamt of otherwise. But the week is not over yet, and the Ady Ensemble will finish its current project over this upcoming weekend, & the ensemble looks forward to sharing the finished product with you.

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