Local returns for WASO show

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 1, 2019

MOUNT Barker-raised Leanne Glover will return south this week to perform with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

Glover will take centre stage as soloist and Principal Cor Anglais on November 1 with the group she has played alongside for many years.

But before she made a big name for herself, Glover learned all about music at Mount Barker Primary and High Schools with teacher John Bush, later heading to the University of WA to study music and going to Switzerland for four years of postgraduate study.

“He [John Bush] gave us all a great foundation and love for the community found in playing music together,” Glover reflected.

This Friday’s WA Symphony Orchestra performance will be led by Assistant Conductor Carlo Antonioli and feature classical music and the world premiere of a concerto from the MACA Limited Classics concert series.

Audiences will also have the opportunity to learn more about the repertoire and the orchestra at a free pre-concert talk.

Glover will shine in the Ian Grandage Concerto.

“It is a massive highlight in my career,” she said.

“A concerto is a piece of music which features a solo instrument out the front supported by the rest of the orchestra – the process of creating, collaborating on, and performing a concerto written especially for you is both exciting and daunting.

“I hope to do it justice because I really think it’s a wonderful piece.

“It’s both accessible and challenging, fun to play yet emotionally moving.”

The November 1 WA Symphony Orchestra performance at the Albany Entertainment Centre begins at 7.30pm and tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at albanyentertainment.com.au.