The Australian Ensemble has unveiled its 2021 season, which celebrates the ensemble’s core members – several of whom are marking significant milestones. Flautist Geoffrey Collins, who first performed with the group in 1980 and joined the ensemble officially in 1983, is stepping into a new position as Emeritus Artist, the ensemble has announced, while violinist Dene Olding celebrates his 40th year with the group.

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The season also marks a return to (almost) business as usual for the band, in residence at the University of New South Wales, after what Artistic Advisor Paul Stanhope describes as a “discombobulating” 2020.

“As for many in the performing arts, the wrecking-ball that has been COVID-19 presented considerable challenges especially as two of our members are based in Melbourne and one in Adelaide!” he tells Limelight. “Like many others in the performing arts, we sought opportunities to present digital concerts and recordings. UNSW was proactive in securing...