What a big week it has been performing five concerts of Barton’s Of The Earth and Mahler 2 with Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Though I have performed at SOH a handful of times over the last decade, this was my first performance with SSO, and how fortunate to be there for the reopening of the Sydney Opera House concert hall. Read more about the renovations here, and about the concert here.
Wow, wow, wow… congratulations to the prog-baroque quartet. Sadly, I couldn’t make it to the repeat performance of my work ‘Baroque Quintet’, but I’m so pleased for the group on this excellent review.
Double bass soloist Emma Sullivan has interviewed Louisa about the upcoming Melbourne Chamber Orchestra premiere of Anderson’s Kew, inspired by the life of Kew resident Alice Anderson (1897-1926). Read it HERE on Cut Common.
Commissioned and premiered by Phoebe Smithies on french horn with Peter de Jager on piano, the two performed with their ensemble Salon Project as part of the concert Music, She Wrote 2.0 hosted by Prom Recitals at Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. Instinct takes inspiration from the incredible occurrence that is long-distance bird migration. Having evolved over thousands of years, long-distance bird migration is triggered by a combination of genetic predisposition, food, temperature, and day length. To find their way halfway round the world, birds are thought to use three types of compasses: sun, star, and magnetic. These three elements inform the musical themes in this work.
Along with Instinct they performed works by five other women composers: Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger, Lucija Garutha, Elena Kats-Chernin and Fanny Mendelssohn. Salon Project posted, “We received a very warm welcome and the audience seemed to really enjoy our concert. We loved meeting the audience after the concert – what a lovely community of music lovers in prom country!”
What a wonderful student concert we all just witnessed! My cornet and trumpet students, many whom are working towards exams, performed so well for their families and friends. Thanks to all who came along to support our young people. LT
I had the great honour of tutoring five wonderful young trumpet players throughout the Easter break. Tertiary students from across the country flocked to the stunning facilities at Melbourne University’s Ian Potter Southbank Centre: the new home of the Music Conservatorium.
Homophonic! concerts will soon be back
Take a day trip to beautiful Daylesford this weekend to see my new work ‘Shimmer’ premiered. The work is a sonic journey remembering and celebrating the 3 most important people in Max Primmer’s life- a Daylesford local TICKETS HERE
Or travel to Bendigo Pride to see the piece performed. TICKETS HERE
Homophonic! will also premiere my new work ‘Baroque Quartet’ in April at their Melbourne shows. See you there!
A selection of Louisa’s works commissioned or composed since 2010 are now available to purchase online. Upon purchase these pdf’s will be emailed to you!
This tertiary level work was premiered by Louisa in 2010 at her final BMus recital. Upon receiving support from Creative Victoria it was re-worked in 2018 and recorded with Josh Rogan $30
This A grade level work was commissioned by Dr Robert Childs for the Royal Welsh College Brass Band $60
Commissioned by the Mid America Freedom Band, and premiered October 29, 2017 at J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. This work takes inspiration from the book By the Shores of Silver Lake, written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. $60
At Night the Owl Hunts
Winner of the Grade 2 Category in the South Carolina Music Educators Association’s Sight Reading Composition Contest, 2018. A spooky piece for Beginner String Orchestra focusses on dynamics, articulation, and ensemble playing $20
Another wonderful student concert, this year online. Well done to all of my students!