New public lecture series commences this year at the Con. Entitled Inside Music, these intimate presentations by Conservatorium lecturers and guest artists invite the audience to explore what happens ‘behind the scenes’ as musicians prepare prepare their work. From 11 Mar 2009 in the Queensland Conservatorium's Ian Hanger Recital Hall, comes these thoughts from Gerardo Dirié:
Gerardo Dirié is currently Head of Music Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia.
He has been active in bringing Latin American music to a wider audience, not only through his work as composer and educator, but also as Assistant Director of Indiana University's Latin American Music Center, first under the direction of Venezuelan composer Ricardo Lorenz, and currently directed by Venezuelan conductor Dr. Carmen Téllez. He assists orchestras, soloists, ensembles and scholars from around the world in programming and studying Latin American music. For more about Gerardo and contact information, see www.gerardodirie.net