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Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky: two Russian Greats

As part of the Ady Ensemble’s concert this upcoming Saturday, Hot Vodka, the ensemble will be playing works by two of Russia’s greatest composers: Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings was written in 1880, and is not onlly a classic of the string orchestra repertoire, but is considered one of the greats of Western



Who is Rachel Merton?

As part of our next concert, Hot Vodka, we’ll be performing the World Premiere of, “Allegro for Strings”- a new work by Rachel Merton. Rachel is an active composer and teacher in the Brisbane area. You can find more about her here. Rachel made contact with the Ady Ensemble back in 2014, when the ensemble



Early bird group tickets are now closed

Did you miss out on our early bird discounted group tickets? Never mind. However, you can still book your tickets online for our next concert, Hot Vodka, on the 11th of June, featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and more. Just click here to guarantee your tickets before we run out! See you at Hot Vodka!



Who is Corrina Bonshek?

We are delighted to be giving the World Premiere of Corrina’s new work, “Journey to the Centre,” for strings and pre-recorded bird calls. Corrina has reworked an earlier work of hers, expanding the orchestration to accommodate the size of the Ady Ensemble. Who is Corrina? You can find out more about Corrina and her work



Early bird group bookings extended.

Due to popular demand, we’re extending our group bookings offer for another week. With five or more people, you can come and see us at our next concert, Hot Vodka, for $15 each. Cracking! But be quick, as we’ll be only extending this until the 31st of May. Click here to book, and we’ll see you



Be quick to take advantage of our early bird group bookings!

Keen to catch the worm? Our next concert, Hot Vodka, on the Saturday the 11th of June, 2016, is not too far away, and we’re offering discounted group booking prices for a limited time. For a group of five or more, each person will only pay $15 per person- that the price for a child’s ticket (oh



Which encore should Ady do at the QCM?

Plans are well underway for not only the Ady Ensemble’s next performance, Hot Vodka, but also for their following concert in September, Ady @ the Con: Stan Getz & Focus. Whilst the remainder of the program has been finalised, the Ady’s Le Grande Fromage can’t make his mind up about an encore. The ensemble has



Sam Andrews: our new Associate Principal Second Violin

The Ady Ensemble is proud to announce that Sam Andrews has been appointed to the role of Associate Principal Second Violin. Sam is currently undertaking a Masters degree in performance at the University of Queensland, and is a member of the Queensland Youth Symphony and the Australian Youth Orchestra. He is involved in numerous other



Naomi Faulkner: our new Associate Principal Cello

The Ady Ensemble is pleased to announce the appointment of Naomi Faulkner as our new Associate Principal Cellist. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Naomi has worked with the Queensland Symphony & Queensland Philharmonic Orchestras, numerous chamber ensembles, and has been a teacher both privately & at numerous schools over the last three



Happy New Year from the Ady Ensemble

2015 was a big year for the ensemble, which not only saw the ensemble turn five, but saw Ady perform at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music for the first time as well, with great success. 2016 plans to be just as exciting, with some special things lined up in our programmes. In the meantime, from all of us



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