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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



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



How the Ady Ensemble came to give the Australian Premiere of Philip Glass’ 3rd Symphony

Le Grande Fromage talks about the first Australian performance of Glass’ 3rd symphony.



The Monte Carlo Dilemma

The Ady Ensemble is getting everything ready as it approaches its first rehearsal later this week. With lots still to do, we were reminded of an issue that the ensemble had to address some time ago, and which has resulted in some serious ongoing experimentation undertaken on behalf of its members. With this in mind we



CPE Bach: my life as a transformer (of music)

(Le Grande Fromage shares some of his thoughts about CPE Bach, and his place in the 1700s)   Our next concert, Broken Glass: a concert of transformation, will include music by CPE Bach, the third son of JS Bach. ‘CPE’ was an important, pivotal, figure in the transformation of music- from the Baroque to the Classical



The young Peter Sculthorpe as a secret agent.

This year marks the 85th Anniversary of Peter Sculthorpe.



Elgar’s Serenade for Strings

We will be performing a work by English composer, Edward Elgar, in our next concert.



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



Remembering Richard Strauss

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the German composer, Richard Strauss. To celebrate, the Ady Ensemble will be including a song of Strauss’, especially arranged by the ensemble’s Le Grande Fromage, Adrian Head, for the featured soloist in our May concert, Dreamtime & Disco. Along with a new work of Mike



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



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