I've landed once again in Sydney to work for a time with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. I've taken a few days to myself to get reacquainted with the city, the weather (a change of 50 degrees - not easy for the violin!), and the time zone. Rehearsals begin tomorrow; we're working with American soprano Dawn Upshaw.
JOHN ADAMS Selections from John's Book of Alleged Dances
GRIEG Holberg Suite
GRIEG Solveig's Song
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Die Liebenden: Liebes Lied
MARIA SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks [AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE]
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro
You may have read about Maria Schneider's work recently - the album (recorded with the ACO last year) won awards for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Best Contemporary Composition and the award for Best Engineered Album, Classical.
If you're in Australia, you can find all the concert dates here.
Looking forward to getting started!