Organised through the Regional Centre for Culture, I have been commissioned to compose and conduct a work for mass brass and pipes.
On Friday September 28th, community bands from regional Victoria will perform their own entertainment items, and then come together to showcase the magnificent joined sounds of brass, drums, and pipes.
WHEN: Friday September 28th, 2018 (AFL grand final parade day)
WHERE: Lake Jubilee, Daylesford, Victoria
I hope you can make it to this special performance.
Four students from across Australia were selected to take part in the week-long program (Samantha Wolf, Alex Turley, and Adam Brook) in which we rehearsed our own pieces, a song arrangement, and a piano orchestration.
The Mid America Freedom Band will soon be premiering my work Silver Lake.
Sunday, October 29
I am very chuffed to announce that the 3rd movement from my Flugelhorn Concerto has been selected as the work for open solo at the 2018 Australian National Band Championship, which will be held in Melbourne.
For anyone who is planning to play this work please note the following amendments that should be noted at the beginning of your first edition:
- Style markings throughout the work are specific to each instrument part e.g Mvt 1, bar 1 the piano plays ‘boldly’ while the flugelhorn plays ‘mysteriously’.
- Mvt 1: The flugelhorn part is written for a B flat flugelhorn. Disregard any differing key information in the piano part.
- Mvt 2: The repeat from bar 11-20 is not indicated in the piano part, and is optional.
On the 24th and 25th of May ’17, Kammervolk Collective ran a concert titled immersion. The evening featured new and existing works for string quartet and visual media. This included the premiere of my work freewheel | cassette, for four strings and four screens. A recording will be available soon. Stay tuned.
I’ve been having a great time playing second trumpet in the Melbourne season of My Fair Lady, directed by Dame Julie Andrews. It’s also been an exciting opportunity to cover first trumpet for a few weeks of the run. A wonderful show- on until the end of July, ’17. Come check it out!
In April 17′, I had a super week tutoring with The Australian Youth Orchestra for their Young Symphonists program. This year held in Mt Eliza, I was fortunate to work with incredibly talented students, tutors, and AYO staff.
Louisa Trewartha Commissioned by Mid America Freedom Band
January 24, 2017 Kansas City, MO — The Mid America Freedom Band has commissioned Louisa Trewartha to compose a new piece scheduled to receive its premiere in the ensemble’s 15th season.
Trewartha, a freelance composer, conductor, educator, and trumpeter from Melbourne, Australia, was unanimously selected by a five-person panel after reviewing the submissions resulting from the fourth annual Mid America Freedom Band Call for Proposals. Each year the call is altered slightly to fit the theme of the season.
Submissions were received from a talented pool of 40 composers from across the globe including those from Brazil, China, Australia, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, the United Kingdom, and numerous entries from the United States. In keeping with the theme of the Mid America Freedom Band’s 2017–18 season “Frontiers and Pioneers,” Trewartha will write a piece inspired by Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, to receive its premiere on October 29, 2017 at the J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the National World War I Museum and Memorial by the Mid America Freedom Band.
“Louisa’s diverse background as a performer, composer, conductor, and educator shows in her carefully crafted compositions. Her skill is evident across her gripping film scores, timbrally creative chamber music, and compelling works for brass band. We’re delighted to work with her on this new piece. It’s a honor to present new and unfamiliar voices in contemporary composition to our Kansas City audiences. I encourage those in the band world to seek out her music and that of our other stellar finalists,” writes Mid America Freedom Band Artistic Director Lee Hartman.
This new work will join pieces by Aaron Copland, Julie Giroux, Mark Camphouse, Ralph Raymond Hays, and more on the fall concert of the Mid America Freedom Band’s 15th season on October 29, 2017.
MAFB Call for Proposals Results Selected Composer: Louisa Trewartha
Runner-Up: Matthew Nunes
Finalists (in alphabetical order): Troy Armstrong, David Avshalomov, Craig Biondi, Edmund Jolliffe, Patricia Martínez, Gene Pritsker, Anna Rubin, David Snow
Panelists: Lee Hartman (Artistic Director), Jeanine Asay (Librarian, tenor saxophone), Federika “Freddy” Morado (euphonium), Christopher Walter (trumpet), Daniel Vu (percussion).