On Wednesday night, Kate and I attended a retrospective performance of Ross Edwards’ work at the Conservatorium of Sydney.
Ross is a wonderful Australian composer, whose work effortlessly echoes different cultures, featuring the Australian bush and in particular bird songs.
When you think of all of the usual suspects, when it comes to composers such as Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Handel and I could go on… it is not often we have the opportunity to experience a living composers work, with the added bonus of their commentary and explanation of their creative process.
The performances were amazing. I have fallen in love with the clarinet again and have an all new respect and admiration for the marimba. When I arrived home I was inspired to make a few quick iTunes purchases and updated my ‘Favorite Classical Tracks’ playlist.
Whilst there was good crowd in attendance, it does surprise me that these kind of events are not sold out. Perhaps this is the reason Kate and I have started classikON, as we want everyone to share in these amazing musical events and support performers, composers and the institutions that make it all possible.
Here are some links for the artists that performed on the night:
Claire Edwardes – Percussion