"Autumn Arias" in Burrawang was a spectacular success.
The performers enjoyed themselves, especially in the afternoon, I felt. Perhaps it felt more like a rehearsal to them? No matter. They were very well received in the evening performance too.
The Burrawang School of Art Hall was filled, twice over - in the afternoon and again in the evening.
Roger Press was especially good as "host" for the performances, where he gave introductions to the various artists and the individual pieces which they were about to perform - I certainly appreciated these introductions to each piece.
Not only was Roger the "host" on the day, but he also put together the entire project, with the help of the conductor Simon Kenway. But as for the co-ordination of the event at the local level, that was the responsibility of the Burrawang Concert Committee, Katherine Wood, Geoff Stewart, Virginia Stewart, Annie Jones, Cherie Munden, Sue Barnes and Derryn Rowlands.
Great music, beautifully performed by singers and orchestra. And greatly appreciated by the audiences of local people, mostly from Burrawang, but also from Robertson, and Kangaloon.
The big question is:
WHAT IS BURRAWANG GOING TO DO NEXT WEEK?
The program schedule and CV notes on the conductor, the singers are below.
You might need to click on those notes, to make them legible on the screen.