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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We Begin Where We Ended

By: Kevin Purcell I am delighted to have been asked to write the first blog on the Australian Discovery Orchestra web site.  As the ADO has yet to give a performance to share, the closest thing we have is an excerpt from a 2010 concert given by the Tasmania Discovery Orchestra conducted by the late, …

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