Kevin Purcell

Orchestra Musicians Never Fail To Amaze Me

I had the great pleasure last weekend of working with an essentially ‘scratch’ orchestra comprised predominantly of musicians teaching instrumental music in Schools in Melbourne and regional areas; including some musicians from the ADO roster, all of whom gave so generously of their time. The ADO, through Managing Director, Janine Hanrahan, and Artistic Administrator, Briony …

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The 2017 Season Announced

Happy New Year to everyone – or “Auguri” as they say in Venice from where I am writing this post. Today I have announced the preliminary concert schedule for the ADO’s 2017 season.  More details, including dates and venues to be announced shortly.  If you haven’t already seen it, tap here. For the Season opening …

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Are We There Yet?

I thought it was a good time to reflect on the first half of our 2016-17 Season.  But, it’s over I hear you say?  No, actually, we’re only half-way through.  But I can understand the assumption that we have concluded our current season projects. Our season starts in May each year and concludes in April-May …

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How We Researched & Prepared For Our Forthcoming Concert

It probably would come as a surprise for some to learn, that much of the planning for ADO concerts happens at least a year in advance of presenting the concert itself.  In itself, this is actually fairly common practice for orchestras around the world; the preparation to put 60-100 players onstage to present a program …

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