Concert a big honour

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Bayden Adams was blown away when he heard his piece had been selected.
Camera IconBayden Adams was blown away when he heard his piece had been selected. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

Australind Senior High School student Bayden Adams will have an original symphony piece he spent six months writing performed by a professional 40-piece symphony orchestra in Sydney.

Pirate from Egypt will be performed by the Grainger Wind Symphony on May 25 at the Made in Australia concert, a concert dedicated to supporting Australian composers and their musical endeavours.

The Year 11 student said he was blown away by the news and he could not wait to hear the performance despite not being able to make it to the concert.

“It feels pretty good... it’s exciting and will sound really good,” he said.

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“I wish I could go, but I’m going to Port Macquarie five days afterwards so it’d be pretty hard.”

Bayden added he would be sure to get a recording of the performance and he was also teaching the school band how to perform his piece.

The symphony is set to start rehearsing the student’s six minute piece next month and will provide him with a complimentary, professional recording of the performance.

School head of music Andrew McKay-Sim said he was incredibly impressed and the achievement was a first for the school.

“It’s a very real world experience... these people are full on orchestra professionals,” he said.

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