Tag: Ady Ensemble

A little bit of silliness from the other week.

We resuscitated one of our earliest (& cheesiest) arrangements the other week, as part of our performance at the Queensland Con.: Le Grande Fromage performing on his iPhone his arrangement of Regurgitator’s 90’s classic hit, “Polyester Girl”. We enjoyed performing this arrangement once more, and we hope that you enjoy it, too.



Thank you for coming to Queensland Composers

  A big thank you to everyone who came to watch us last Wednesday, at the Queensland Conservatorium, for “Queensland Composers”. It was a lot of fun for us to revisit all of these wonderful works that had been written for Ady, and which brought back so many great memories from the ensemble’s seven years



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



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