Towards the end of October, I was lucky enough to be out in Melbourne for the Aurora Orchestra’s residency at the fantastic Melbourne Festival. It now comes as no surprise why the city has won ‘world’s most liveable city’ for the fourth time in a row, it is a truly fantastic place to be. Musically there was plenty to do, with two out of the four concerts being heavy on solo trombone repertoire: Elliot Carter’s ‘Retracing V’ for solo trombone opened the final concert (which also included John Adam’s ‘Chamber Symphony’), while the first concert, ‘Quartets at Sunset’, showcasing René Staar’s ‘Panik und Ironie’ and Gustav Mahler’s ‘Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen’, was also recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic FM. The concert will be available here for a little longer.
We all had such a great time there, especially getting to know the students from ANAM with whom we played a joint concert. It is definitely somewhere I am keen to return to.
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