AU­RORA HENRICH

Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - UPFRONT -

DOU­BLE BASS PLAYER

I am hap­pi­est when … en­joy­ing a good meal with a friend. You wouldn’t know it but … I’m a tragic the­atre nerd. My most em­bar­rass­ing mo­ment … I can laugh a lit­tle too ob­nox­iously loudly some­times and this causes many em­bar­rass­ing mo­ments among my col­leagues, es­pe­cially be­cause they can tell some very funny jokes when we’re sup­posed to be silent back­stage be­tween pieces. The last time I cried was … re-read­ing the cheesy end­ing to an old favourite sci-fi se­ries. I love a clas­sic un­der­dog sto­ry­line. The last book I read was … When Breath Be­comes Air by Paul Kalanithi. My favourite films are … I will al­ways be a big Lord of the Rings fan … I also en­joy a good rom­com. I re­ally want to … travel to Ja­pan. My guilty plea­sure is … watch­ing The Bach­e­lor, and read­ing cheesy fic­tion. And cheese, es­pe­cially blue va­ri­eties. Life has taught me … not ev­ery mo­ment has to be mo­men­tous, and that’s OK. In fact it’s im­por­tant for one’s san­ity. If you eat the tasti­est crois­sant for break­fast ev­ery day, it’s even­tu­ally go­ing to taste pretty bor­ing, isn’t it? I’m about to … make a cuppa. My first job was … teach­ing dou­ble bass to stu­dents at a girls’ high school. My most mem­o­rable work-re­lated mo­ment is … play­ing a fan­tas­tic TSO pro­gram with vi­o­lin­ist and com­poser Hen­ning Krag­gerud last year. What I en­joy most about my work is … get­ting to work in a sec­tion with col­leagues who chal­lenge them­selves pro­fes­sion­ally but are al­ways up for a laugh too. And get­ting to ex­pe­ri­ence the odd mo­men­tous mo­ment play­ing some great mu­sic with the or­ches­tra.

Au­rora Henrich will per­form with other mem­bers of the Tas­ma­nian Sym­phony Or­ches­tra in the Live Ses­sions con­cert at Ho­bart Brew­ing Co’s Red Shed at Mac­quarie Point on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 23 at 7pm. The event com­bines an eclec­tic mix of mu­sic in a laid-back pub set­ting with beer and food trucks on site. Tick­ets are $35. Book at tso.com.au/con­certs/tso-live-ses­sions

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