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