When: Thursday 1 November 2012, 6-7pm
Where: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, The Australian National University Free and open to the public
Richard Gill is one of Australia’s best-known – and best-loved – musical figures. His career has taken him from music teacher in Sydney’s western suburbs to Music Director of the Victorian Opera. Along the way he has been involved with almost every major opera company and orchestra in Australia. To the general public, he’s still perhaps best known for his role in the ABC’s Operatunity Oz and his appearances on Spicks and Specks.
Throughout his life he has also been a passionate advocate for the role of music in our education system – promoting it to primary school students as well as major opera audiences.
Give Me Excess of It is Richard’s memoir, tracing his life from school days to the highs (and lows) of conducting and directing an opera company. It’s a warm, extremely funny, highly opinionated book, full of a love for music.
Richard Gill is an internationally respected music educator and conductor. He has been Artistic Director of OzOpera, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Adviser for the Musica Viva in Schools program. He is currently Music Director of the Victorian Opera.