As the year draws to a close, things haven’t slowed down for the Australian symphony orchestras and Symphony Services International. Just a couple of weeks ago SSI was pleased to arrange a “pop up orchestra” in Canberra’s Parliament House, featuring performers from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. They entertained a range of children, politicians and the general public in performances of works by Elgar, Vivaldi, Graeme Koehne, Coldplay and The Beatles.
For our final edition of the year, our regular correspondent Gordon Williams also spends time in the political realm, considering how classical music has contributed to political commentary and discourse over the years. Our Member, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, showcases its regional touring program and we launch our new website, showcasing and selling our Goodear product line – the Goodear Acoustic Shield, Goodear Editions, Goodear Notes and Goodear Surtitles. Further information and a link to the site can be found below. As always, our Speed Read will bring you up to date.
I take this opportunity to wish you all season’s greetings from us all at Symphony Services International. We look forward to bringing you more orchestral news in 2019.
Chief Executive Officer