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Tagged: Australia Tour

Feb 23, 2015

Melbourne, The National Gallery of Victoria, and Australian cheese

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

Friday night + Lunar New Year + Dainty Sichuan = mobs of people.

Feb 20, 2015

Returning to the Land Down Under - Australia/New Zealand Tour, February 2015

Patrick G. Jordan, viola

The hall has an official capacity of 1,729 and I don’t think we were far off that number. The audience gave us an extremely warm and enthusiastic welcome, which is a very nice way to start a tour!

Mar 18, 2012

Australia/New Zealand Tour - Mar 18, 2012

Cristina Zacharias (violin)

The last day of the tour was a very busy one, with a kids show in the afternoon and the full concert in the evening. The New Zealand International Arts Festival closes two days after we leave and we were the last big musical performance of the festival. It was a nice touch that recent refugees and immigrants to Wellington were invited, as well as the 300 local students. It's always fun to hear the kid's questions at the end of the show, usually proof of how closely they were paying attention.

Mar 15, 2012

Australia/New Zealand Tour - Mar 15, 2012

Cristina Zacharias (violin)

From Adelaide our next and final Australian stop was Brisbane. We arrived to a gorgeous tropical day. Tom Georgi lived and worked in Brisbane until he joined Tafelmusik in 1989, and he invited us to a Turkish restaurant to meet a group of his friends from the local musical community.

Mar 14, 2012

Australia/New Zealand Tour - Mar 14, 2012

Cristina Zacharias (violin)

We left Sydney and headed to Adelaide, where we are part of the Adelaide Festival. The Adelaide festival is a huge month-long event that incorporates orchestras, bands, food, drink and a huge fringe festival.

Mar 12, 2012

Australia/New Zealand Tour - Mar 12, 2012

Shaun Smyth (narrator)

Monday was our first of two stops in Sydney and it went brilliantly. The schedule was very tight.

Mar 7, 2012

Australia/New Zealand Tour - Mar 7, 2012

Shaun Smyth (narrator)

It’s been a whirlwind trip so far. It seems like most everyone has gotten over their jetlag. Perth was our first stop and so beautiful. We played to a packed-out concert hall and some people even stood up – which we heard later was very unusual for Australian audiences.

Mar 6, 2012

Australia/New Zealand Tour - Mar 6, 2012

Christopher Verrette (violin)

From Perth, we have moved on to Melbourne, which seems much larger and faster paced, more metropolitan and "monumental" with its many parks, museums, arts centres and such. We are also arriving at about 5PM on a Friday, which further accentuates the intensity of first traffic and then nightlife.

Mar 2, 2012

Australia/New Zealand Tour - Mar 2, 2012

Christopher Verrette (violin)

I have always thought it fitting that The Galileo Project travel to Australia.