The Government of Western Australia's European Office is hosting a concert performance by London’s all-Australian chamber orchestra, Ruthless Jabiru, at Australia House, London, on 9 May 2013.
Established in 2011, Ruthless Jabiru is comprised entirely of professional Australian musicians based in the UK. Held under the official patronage of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, the orchestra is committed to showcasing the best of Australia’s Expatriate musical talent. West Australian Kelly Lovelady is the company’s founding Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.
Australian musicians hold chairs in the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, Concert, Philharmonic and Scottish Orchestras, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, and the City of London Sinfonia, in addition to many more freelancers and emerging professionals.
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, Kick, by Australian composer and producer Leah Kardos. Ticketholders will enjoy a complimentary drinks reception with a selection of leading West Australian wines.
Tickets are £30 per person cash payment on the night. All tickets must be reserved in advance as there will be strictly no door sales. To reserve tickets, RSVP with the full names of all guests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors will open at 6:30 for a 7:00 performance.