Yamaha Wind Orchestra Inspires Again
“I was honoured to be a part of Yamaha Winds this year. To play such a high level of music alongside some incredible musicians who I now can call colleagues was an experience I will never forget. Dr Rob is a genius and his insights throughout the two weekends have already changed the way I approach my ensembles.”
Marta Preston, Bassoonist and Woodwind Teacher in Brisbane, QLD.
“It was wonderful to see their amazed faces as they walked on the stage for the first time! It will be something they remember for a long time to come. When we were first interviewed for the grant, you mentioned that you wanted a school to partner with, not just give instruments to, and you really meant it! I am hugely grateful for all the support you have given us at Sunshine College over the last 18 months to make it all happen. It would have been a much harder journey to this point without all the help, advice and encouragement that you all have provided.”
Susie Kelly, Director of the Sunshine College Concert Band.
After a short interval, Dr. McWilliams and the Yamaha Wind Orchestra were welcomed to the stage to perform a diverse program of repertoire by Cindy McTee, Yukiko Nishimura, Steve Danyew, Randol Bass, Jan van der Roost, Edward Fairlie, and the Australian Premiere of the first movement of Adam Silverman’s Marimba Concerto “Carbon Paper & Nitrogen Ink” featuring Yamaha Performing Artist, Steve Falk on marimba.
Yamaha Music Australia is incredibly grateful to have the support of Brass Music Specialists, Fine Music, Barratts Music, Ozwinds, Presto Musical Repairs, Wesley College and Presbyterian Ladies' College throughout this Professional Development opportunity and we look forward to an equally fantastic and successful Yamaha Wind Orchestra, 2023.
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