Between June and August of 2017 I will perform 30 solo concerts from Port Fairy in Victoria to Cooktown in far-north Queensland. These concerts seek to enrich the cultural life of regional Australia, with performances taking place in historic halls and churches.
Bach to the Bush performances in the Hunter Region and Greater Sydney in 2014 and 2016 provided me with some of the most satisfying and enjoyable concert experiences of my career.
This project has been a dream of mine since graduating from The Juilliard School in 2014. Performing in small communities that don’t benefit from a busy cultural scene generates an amazing response and makes me feel much more connected to my audiences than the often formal and removed experience of city concert halls.
This tour explores the network of community halls in regional Australia, lovingly cared for by local committees, which often boast some of the best acoustics in the country. I hope people will support this tour as one of the first examples of extensive regional touring by a young classical musician. I’m eager to explore more of this beautiful country and share the music that I love. I’m asking for $10,000 to cover expenses.
$10,000 will cover a substantial amount of the costs associated with this tour, from car hire, petrol, occasional flights and public liability insurance to hall booking fees, local organiser fees, newspaper advertisements, poster and flyer printing and web development. It will also help account for the vast amounts of time spent doing administrative work to plan and organise this tour.
The end result will be a magnificent experience for my audiences and myself, with well-promoted, successful concerts becoming a highlight of the 2017 cultural calendar in regional Australia. People can find out more about this tour and book tickets via www.anthonyalbrecht.com