Having played quite a few tunes together over the years, the ‘Dorks’ are now a proud, intermediate level group of adult string and woodwind players.
Made up of a disparate group that includes an architect, archaeologists, speech pathologists, a few medics, a literature professor, a lawyer, a boiler maker, a distance-ed Japanese teacher, engineers, a care worker, an environmental scientist, a Ph.D student, a management consultant, a copyright queen, a photographer and mums and dads, we are conducted by our enthusiastic and fearless maestro Daemon Clark (a real musician!).
We play an eclectic mix of western art music and popular hits. Our current favourites include Bach Brandenburg No.3 in G as well as Bach Suite No.3 in D. We are inching our way through Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony – it’s not too likely we’ll be able to finish it either – but certainly not through lack of trying! We also play a couple of zesty tangos but our all time faves are the short versions of Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Rossini’s Barber of Seville.
The ‘Dorks’ meet from mid-January all the way through to mid-December at North Fremantle Community Hall, North Fremantle every Thursday night, 7.30pm until 9.30pm (byo wine is always welcome to start the night off!)