Monday, July 23, 2012

Winterlude......The Joy Of Music

I have just spent a weekend away on a winter music camp organized by our community orchestra. Around fifty five enthusiastic instrumentalists gathered at Ulverstone for an intensive few days of music-making.

This is Willem van der Vis, from Melbourne, who was our conductor and mentor for the weekend - he managed to squeeze a reasonable facsimile of a Beethoven Symphony from us by Sunday afternoon!

The ensemble

Fraser - a study in concentration.

An uncharacteristic quite moment in the brass section!

A "backache of basses"!


The loneliness of the long-distance percussionist!



There was time to fly.........


.....play a spot of golf


or just stroll on the beach.

It was a wonderful weekend full of music, laughter and cameraderie. Can't wait to do it again!













2 comments:

Fran said...

I love Camp Clayton! We have a quilting "retreat" in 9 sleeps!

hillandatree said...

How fab! We had our Summer orchestra weekend last weekend. I didn't think of blogging about it, though. Doh!!

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