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Ady Ensemble December recording session: violas, cellos, and basses welcome!

The Ady Ensemble is currently in the middle of preparations for a recording session, to be held in December of this year, recording a concert version of Corrina Bonshek’s, “Song for the Earth”, premiered as part of the Commonwealth Games arts activities earlier this year.

Tonight is…

…the first rehearsal for our next concert, Broken Glass: a concert of transformation.

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

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

Samuel Dickenson: our new Principal Double Bass

Ady is pleased to announce the appointment of Samuel Dickenson as the ensemble’s Principal Double Bassist. Sam is a recent graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium, and this year is Principal Bassist with QYSO, as well as QYO’s composer in residence. We are thrilled to have Sam as a part of Ady, and are looking forward

Next year’s plans are underway

So who are we looking at playing next year? It will be Peter Sculthorpe’s 85th birthday, so we’re just trawling through his works to see what might suit us. There’s also some works by the wonderful Estonian composer Arvo Part that might foot the bill, along with Michael Tippett, and perhaps even Charles Ives. There’s

Ady @UQ Lunchtime Concert Series was a great success

Thanks to everyone who came to our concert at the University of Queensland today. The performance was well attended, and was well received by staff, students, and the general public alike. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to allow us to annoy you for an hour. Your support and presence at

Thank you!

A big thanks to all of you who came to watch our last concert. It was a lot of fun for us to share our music making with you. Again, a big thanks to our featured composers, Lisa and Tom, for writing us some wonderful things to play. Of course, none of this could have happened

Ady @St Andrew’s: Sunday, 9th of October

Yet another noise making experience at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, cnr of Ann and Creek Streets (for those of you who are too lazy to read the nice photo that I’ve prepared on the left), on the 9th of October (that’s a Sunday for the even lazier), at 11:30am. Michael Forsyth will be joining us

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