Next Concert: Queensland Composers

The Ady Ensemble has proudly supported local composers and performers over the last seven years. As a tribute, it gives us great pleasure to be performing some of the works that have been written for us over this time by some of our local composers; each composer bringing their different backgrounds and approaches to composition to each piece.

Queensland Composers: who is Rachel Merton?

The Ady Ensemble’s next concert is just a couple of months away, and we thought that we’d introduce some of our featured composers for this performance. Rachel Merton first came in contact with the Ady Ensemble in 2014, and over a cup of coffee and French pastry with Le Grande Fromage a plan and schedule

Calling all Celli!

The Ady Ensemble’s next project, “Queensland Composers“, will be a retrospective for the ensemble, featuring many of the works that have been written for the ensemble over the last seven years. All of the pieces, written by local composers, are uniquely beautiful and extremely listenable. To complete our ensemble for this exciting performance, we’re looking

Christmas to New Year’s playlist No.10: Corrina Bonshek’s Journey to the Centre

Happy New Year! We hope that you had an enjoyable New Year’s celebration. With New Year’s Day, 2017, comes our final musical offering, from June, 2016, of the World Premiere of local composer Corrina Bonshek’s “Journey to the Centre” for strings and pre-recorded bird calls. The works soothing sounds may help as you recover from

Christmas to New Year’s playlist No.9: New Year’s eve spookiness

Traditionally the night of horror movies, we bring you our second to last offering as we look back at Ady’s performances over the last six years: an arrangement and elaboration based on Michael Jackson’s 80’s classic, Thriller, penned by the ensemble’s Le Grande Fromage for strings. This work was first performed by the ensemble in

Christmas to New Year’s playlist No.8: Debussy’s Clair de Lune

With only one day remaining of 2016, we are also getting closer to the end of our musical journey, having looked back at some Ady’s performances over the years. This latest offering comes from Ady’s concert in May, 2012, “Ady@ St Andrew’s: Debussy, Glass, wood, metal and other things”: Le Grande Fromage’s arrangement of Debussy’s

Christmas to New Year’s playlist No.7: Polyester Girl, featuring in iPhone

Continuing our musical journey and countdown to the New Year, here is a performance from Ady’s performance at the University of Queensland School of Music, in 2013, of local band Regurgitator’s 90’s classic, “Polyester Girl”. As far as we know, this is the first arrangement to feature an iPhone as an orchestral soloist (utilising the

Christmas to New Year’s playlist No.6: Rachel Merton’s Allegro for Strings

With four days to go until the New Year we continue our selection from Ady’s performances with the World Premiere of local composer Rachel Merton’s Allegro for Strings, from Ady’s June 2016 concert, “Hot Vodka”.

Christmas to New Year’s playlist No.5: a little bit of 1770’s disco

Sorting out your New Year resolutions? With only a handful of days to go we continue our musical offerings, from Ady’s performance at the QCM in September, 2015, with this 1970’s disco classic, sent back in time to the 1770’s. Stay tuned as we continue to count down the remaining days to the New Year.

Christmas to New Year’s playlist No.4: 1st Movement, from CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A major

How was your Christmas Day? Enjoying the leftovers from yesterday? Here’s today’s musical offering from us from Ady’s May 2015 concert, “Viennese Revolutions”: Baroness Ngaio Toombes performing CPE Bach’s Concerto for Cello in A Major. Please stay with us as we continue to count down to the New Year.  

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