Fri 6 Jul 2018
While trying to finish the exegesis for my PhD, I've had a number of welcome interruptions, including two commissions from the Adelaide Youth Orchestra. I've completed an arrangement of Old MacDonald Had a Farm (with lots of orchestral farm animal noises!) for Adelaide Youth Sinfonia to play at the Babies Proms concert in August, and I'm currently working on a fanfare for the Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra and November's Gala Concert.
Since my last update (a long time ago - sorry!), I've had the opportunity to record two more of my wind orchestra compositions, Yukon Sunrise and Over the Hills and Far Away.
Finally, I'm conducting a concert next weekend with the Adelaide Wind Orchestra, "Castles and Cathedrals." It's British-themed program which I've chosen (Holst, Hesketh, Maconchy...), although it ends with an Australian work that I very much admire: David Stanhope's Concerto for Band.
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Sun 18 Nov, 3:00pm
Adelaide Youth Orchestra Gala Concert: "Fanfare"
David John Lang - Fanfare for a Warrior [world premiere] for the Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra
Adelaide Town Hall, King William Street, Adelaide SA, Australia
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Mon 3 Dec, 8:00pm
The Firm Concert 4: Michael Ierace (piano)
David John Lang - two pieces from The Wedding Album [world premiere] for solo piano
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide SA, Australia
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