What a diverse array of experiences August has been!
On the 7th August I was privileged to be able to perform Mozart's glorious Harp and Flute Concerto at Trinity Church on St George's Terrace in the Perth CBD. Under the baton of the wonderful Jangoo Chapkhana conducting Trinity's orchestra, Camerata 1685, flautist Bernie Barz and myself shared this sumptuous music with members of the church and the wider public.
Immediately after finishing with Mozart, I went straight to the airport for a flight to Broome. The next few days were spent up in the Lombadina and Djarindjin communities of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley Region. Organised by Tura New Music, "The Wreck" project is the brainchild of composer and sound artist Jon Rose, which sees an abandoned car wreck transformed into a musical instrument, and then workshopped with people in the community to create a new piece of music.
Almost fresh off the plane home, and into another concert, a celebration of Edith Cowan University's 25th anniversary in the form of a gala concert presented by students from the WA Academy of Performing Arts at the Perth Concert Hall. Two days later WA Harp Centre made a pop-up-shop appearance at the Harp Society of WA's AGM and Harps Gathering at All Saints College, where excited members of the harp community were able to browse and purchase from our selection of harp music, CDs, accessories and gifts. And just tonight I have had the opportunity to play once again with the fabulous Perth Symphony Orchestra at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, this time for Rio Tinto's 50th Anniversary.
Coming up next month, The Firebird and Night on Bald Mountain with the Faith Court Orchestra, a season of Benjamin Britten's opera Albert Herring, and hopefully some great strides with my research!