Luthier Peter Reid makes a whole quartet of instruments from one tree

Off we went to Wagga for a week of music. Seven days of rehearsals; student mid-day concerts; angst at hearing nine-year-olds who play better than us adult learners ever will; music gossip with the luthier at lunchtime; a choice of playing Scottish or Classical; and an end of week concert that was such a blast to be part […]

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Violin Players, and Double Bass Players Wanted. We need more violin players, and double bass players, so if you are a solid beginner or medium level violin player or cello player with grade 3 ability or above and feel that joining us could be a useful, fun and an enjoyable experience, please contact us, come along […]

All About Rosin for Violin Strings

Violin rosin: Everything I just discovered at the adult weekend music camp There was something special about the people who attended the Bathurst Adult Strings Workshop. They had a zesty give-it-a-go-attitude towards playing dramatic Vivaldi and the less frightening Purcell. Lots of fun, yoga and pizza. So the music part of the weekend gets a […]

My first time at the Adult Strings Workshop

It was my first time at the Bathurst Adult Strings Workshop. On walking into the venue, I was immersed by an aura of serenity –  the room filled by beams of afternoon sunlight, the musical murmur of general banter. I was greeted by a host of warm smiles and nods of acknowledgement. It was a […]

The Inside Scoop On Our Orchestra Players

Innominato Strings Orchestra Survey 2015 A very informal survey at our Summer concert in 2015 asked a few basic questions about the musical lives of our orchestra members. Some of the answers were a bit of a surprise, for example: did you know someone in our orchestra started their first violin lessons at 73 years […]

Christmas Carols at Pathways

Some of us at Innominato-Strings went to Pathways Nursing Home to play carols for the nursing home residents, relatives and friends just before Christmas in 2014. We were asked by one of our members to play as her husband lives there. This video shows us doing Deck the Halls followed by Hark the Herald Angels Sing. […]

Love Life: Learn The Viola

Here is fact number one. I decided to learn the viola as an adult. Violin lessons as a kid were the beginning of it all, with a hankering later in life to start playing the bigger relative of my childhood four stringed instrument. For years, I looked forward to taking up the viola when my […]

The Riverina Summer School for Strings 2015

A group of 8 current and former Innominato Strings players attended The Riverina Summer School for Strings in Wagga in Jan this year. Most people probably think band camps are for kids but the Riverina Summer School had been so much fun for both the young and the not-so-young. Each morning we started with a […]

Small Ensemble Group at Gordon Baptist Church

Our Innominato-Strings small ensemble group was invited to perform at the Spring Market at Gordon Baptist Church on 18 October 2014.  All group members were excited about this performance as we rarely had an opportunity to perform on such a special occasion before.  The day was full of fun and enjoyment for us.  Not only […]

What kind of Community Orchestra are we?

Two questions have come up: what kind of community orchestra are we, and what does that mean? Recently, I had the chance of talking to some new string players in our orchestra and ask them how they found out about us. During the discussion, someone had complained that they had typed ‘orchestra’ in Google and our website […]