quite a few tunes together over the years, the Dorks are now a proud —
if slightly shaky — intermediate level group of adult string and
woodwind players. Still working on counting, dynamics, tricky notes and
remembering where to go next, we have a lot of fun trying to play our
musical instruments together.
Made up of a disparate group that includes an architect, archaeologists and speech pathologists, mums and dads, a few medics, a literature professor, a lawyer, a boiler maker, a distance-ed Japanese teacher, some engineers, a care worker, an environmental scientist, a Ph.D student, a management consultant, a copyright queen and a photographer, we are conducted by our boundlessly enthusiastic and fearless maestro Daemon Clark (a real musician), we play every Thursday from 7.30 -9.30pm at the North Fremantle Bowling Club. We like to be all set up and ready to start at 7.30 pm. Some of us sip wine whilst playing – a skill generally found to be easier for the string players than the woodwinds!
We play an eclectic mix of western art music and popular hits.
Our current favourites include Haydn’s The Clock Symphony No. 101, Bach Suite No.3 in D, and a variety of Telemann Suites! We also play a couple of zesty tangos and our all time faves are the short versions of Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Rossini’s Barber of Seville!