Thursday, August 11, 2011

July News

Up North, with Northern Chamber Orchestra

July was a very busy month -
from 27/6 I had 43 calls to the end of July, at an average of over 8 per week. This includes 18 in 10 days at the start of the schedule. The UK bands work VERY hard indeed.

NCO are fantastic -
socially and musically. They are a tight knit bunch of amazing musicians, individually and collectively. And the home made cakes are a traditional going for years!

Gigs -
are coming in thick and fast now. The WNO trial looks like being the Autumn opera season from Sept-Dec 2011. A nice booking with Roger Norrington and Scottish Chamber Orchestra in August has just landed.

Photo             - the final night of the La Boheme season in Melbourne. Christian Badea was fantastic, guiding the cast and orchestra towards a stunning performance. I was principal for this production, shown here sharing a desk with Dennis Vaughan.