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Point Quartet: Contour Lines (music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and Tate)

We love supporting the other work that Ady Ensemble members get up to, and the Ady Ensemble’s Principal Cellist, Ngaio Toombes, and violinist Cameron Hough make up one half exactly (no more, no less) of the Point Quartet. The quartet’s next concert is at the Brisbane Powerhouse, this Friday night, the 11th of July, at 7pm (that’s three sleeps away).



Come and see us play today!

Today is the day of our “Dreamtime & Disco” concert, at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, cnr of Creek and Ann Streets, Brisbane at 3pm. Facebookers can find more details here. We’re playing works by CPE Bach, Elgar, Strauss, & Sculthorpe, plus some other surprises, including our soloist for the day- Yamaha Artist Paula Russell on



In case you haven’t heard…

…we’ll be holding over the Premiere of Mike Forsyth’s, “An Angel for Max”, at a late date, due to unforeseen circumstances. But don’t despair- we’ll be performing it, with Paula Russell, at one of our other concerts! Paula will still be joining us for our concert next Saturday, Dreamtime & Disco, as she takes on the



The young Peter Sculthorpe as a secret agent.

This year marks the 85th Anniversary of Peter Sculthorpe.



Compose easily in the style of CPE Bach

We were sent this link by the nice folk at CBC Music’s Twitter account. We’re tempted. Oh so very tempted. Come and see us play CPE Bach’s 2nd String Symphony, and a piece in the style of CPE Bach. Stay Tuned!



Ady Ensemble performance will include Huvr Boards!

You may have seen Back to the Future 2, where Michael J. Fox was cruising along on a wheel-less skateboard. Well, Huvrtech have turned those floating boards into reality, and earlier this year the boards were released commercially in the US. It’s with great delight- even relish- that the Ady Ensemble has been able to



Ady Ensemble welcomed into the official CPE Bach 300th Anniversary Celebrations

Over this year, six cities in Germany will be host to a variety of concerts and other events to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of CPE Bach. Although the events in these cities are the main focus of the celebrations, other cities further afield are also being included in the celebrations- from London



Welcome back, Mike!

For our May concert we welcome back Mike Forsyth to the Ady Ensemble. Who? Well, read on to find out. Here at Ady we are always pleased to support new works from local and interstate composers. We’ve performed several of Mike’s works now, and we’re thrilled to be able to perform another of Mike’s works this



The name’s Bach…C.P.E. Bach

So our May concert will include one of the string symphonies of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, whose 300th birthday anniversary just passed us by earlier this month. So you might be saying to yourself, “is he related to J.S.?” Such a question would have been the other way around in the latter part of the



What’s Tom up to?

Those of you who have been following Ady for some time will be familiar with Tom’s work- especially the Trombone Concerto that he wrote for our ensemble and our Le Grande Fromage, along with his first arrangement for us of Joga in our second concert back in October, 2011- and we’re looking forward to the



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