On the 25th of last month my sister Catherine Hutton and my daughters Isabella and Marlena attended the world première of my Fantasy on an Original Fanfare at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The New South Wales Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by director Stephen Williams, gave an excellent first performance, which seemed to be well received by the audience. The following day I took part in a seminar organized and compèred by John Lynch, focussing on the process of commissioning new works for Wind Orchestra. John, who has worked wonders with the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, told me he is going to conduct the Sydney première of my Bagatelles next year.
I recently received word that I had passed my Masters in Philosophy degree (which was a portfolio of compositions, including Bagatelles) at Adelaide University. My supervisor, Charles Bodman Rae, was an invaluable help! There remains the possibility of proceeding to a PHD...
I have begun uploading pdfs of my works to the Australian Music Centre. I hope most will be available from there by early next year Meantime I have begun the slow process of creating a digital version of my most important work, the opera Dracula.
David Stanhope may be contacted
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