The Government of Western Australia’s European Office will host a concert performance by Ruthless Jabiru at Australia House, London, on 9 May 2013.
“There is a significant number of West Australian musicians living and working in the UK,” said the Agent-General for Western Australia, Kevin Skipworth. “London is a magnet for musical talent, so our musicians are operating in a very competitive market. I am always amazed at their passion and willingness to put in the hard yards to break into the industry. Having an all-Australian chamber orchestra in the UK is a fantastic initiative.”
Ruthless Jabiru’s Artistic Director, Kelly Lovelady, spoke of bringing together the UK’s Australian musicians. “There’s an extraordinary amount of artistry and expertise amassed, and with so much common ground between us, it’s a great foundation for an ensemble.
“The Australian High Commission has been so supportive of the orchestra’s development. It will be a real honour to have the chance to present this event in partnership with the Government of Western Australia, my home state.”
Ruthless Jabiru will perform works for string orchestra by Australian and American composers: Brett Dean Carlo, John Adams Shaker Loops, and the world premiere of the orchestra’s first commission, by Australian composer and producer Leah Kardos. Ticketing information is available at this link.