Welcome to Issue 18 of The Podium. Things have been busy here at Symphony Australia, as we consolidate our vast library collection and archival materials. It has been fascinating going through some of the older, more historical documents that have been uncovered through this process. We are ensuring anything that is valuable or potentially of historic interest is either retained or sent to the National Library of Australia. Our rich history with the Australian symphony orchestras and the ABC is a source of pride to us and, from time to time, academic interest to others.
In this edition, Gordon Williams interviews some of the orchestral personnel who have left Australia to work in major orchestras overseas. A kind of ‘where are they now?’, this article considers the place of Australian orchestras in a world context, as well as catching up with some familiar names.
Our Speed Read will provide some interesting reading from around the globe, news from the SSI Music Library, and we are happy to feature our Associate, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
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