Guru conductor visits Adelaide - at last!
Wednesday, 16 July 2003
Three years ago, students of the Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble tried to raise funds for a concert tour to Switzerland to perform at the prestigious International Wind Band Conference, at the invitation of internationally renowned conductor Timothy Reynish.
Now, to reward their plucky, but unsuccessful efforts, the University of Adelaide's Elder School of Music is bringing the guru to Adelaide, just to work with them!
Mr Reynish, who is President of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, begins a two-week residency at the Elder School of Music next week, generously supported by the Helpmann Academy.
His residency will culminate in a concert by the Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble at 8.00pm, July 31 in Elder Hall, with Timothy Reynish as guest conductor.
The program for the evening will present works (including Australian premières) by Adam Gorb, Kenneth Hesketh, Percy Grainger and Richard Rodney Bennett, featuring soloist Cameron Malouf, Trombonist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Based at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, Timothy Reynish has held principal horn positions with the Northern Sinfonia, Sadler's Wells Opera (now ENO) and the city of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. At Birmingham, he founded the Birmingham Sinfonietta from members of the CBSO; he has also conducted the London Contemporary Players and the Amsterdam Sinfonia.
Modelled on the American (Eastman School) Symphonic Wind Band movement, he has developed the wind orchestra of the Royal Northern to become among the best and most recorded orchestras of its kind in the world. Mr Reynish has given clinics, lectures, guest conducted and adjudicated across the globe.
Ticket prices for the concert are: $22 adult/$14 conc/$8 stud. Tickets available through BASS on 131 246.
This concert is part of the Elder School of Music's Evening Concert Series and is generously supported by: ETSA Utilities, Helpmann Academy, AMEX Corporate Travel, Peter Lehmann Wines, SA Brewing, Coca Cola Amatil and Radio Adelaide.