The 2020 Adelaide FAME Festival
The 2020 Adelaide FAME Festival was held at Aquinas College, North Adelaide, from Sunday 5th to Sunday 12th of January 2020, culminating in a very successful performance by the FAME Festival Orchestra (50 strong) in St Peter's Cathedral.
During the week of intensive rehearsals under the baton of Joel Woods, players performed several in-house concerts and attended some very useful workshops including "Getting a better sounds from your mandolin", "Improvising on the Mandolin" and "Early Mandolin Music in Australia".
The program of music included two newly composed works - "Sonata Antique" by Marcus Khan, and "Blankanvas" by Werner Ruecker, who also conducted his composition during the concert at St Peter's. Other works included "Romanian Dances" by Bela Bartok, "Dances for the Mandolin & the Moon" by Richard Charlton, "Sakura Tonight" by Rie Muto, and several other works.