Month: August 2021

DESTINATION MUSIC

From the Bahamas to Araluen, Saskia has made music a constant in her life: “I love music. “My early childhood was spent in the Bahamas and some of my earliest memories are the sounds of calypso which could be heard everywhere. At home, I remember both of my parents often playing the piano. My mother …

DESTINATION MUSIC

This week, Elizabeth tells us a tale of clandestine Jazz and how she discovered the trombone by way of the viola: ‚ÄúStarted piano aged 7 (in the Netherlands). Good dutiful old fashioned lessons. You could play a Beethoven sonata, but not Happy Birthday by heart at a party. Didn’t know Fred* yet but the Jazz …

DESTINATION MUSIC

Our euphonium player, Fred, has spent a lifetime playing music. From the jazz club to the pit to the classical stage, he placed no limit on what he could explore or what he could achieve. His wife Elizabeth tells the story: “Fred started studying the cello when he was eight years old. In Haarlam, Netherlands, …