It’s hard to believe that we have celebrated 25 years since the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra was founded. I’m so incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved so far.
But sometimes, it’s only after an important event that you can really reflect on the true meaning of it. And it recently occurred to me that at some point during those 25 years, the Brandenburg had taken on a life of its own; that this new company that Bruce Applebaum and I started from nothing was now grown up and able to tell us what it wanted and where it wanted to go. Frightening? A little. Challenging? Always. Rewarding? Endlessly.
I wondered – how did this happen? How does an orchestra take on a life of its own? And I came to realise that it happens when the energy and dedication of the office team and our incredible musicians are met with equal energy and dedication from the audience.
It’s something I’m very grateful for, and long may it continue.
Paul Dyer AO
Co-founder and Artistic Director