Five years of being Ensemble in Residence for the Redland Sinfonia was celebrated on March 11 with a photographic gift, Council acknowledgement and cake cutting.
The framed photograph taken by Marija Sullavan of Wellington Point showcases the orchestral players in the Redland Performing Arts concert hall. The photograph has been mounted next to the box office in the concert hall foyer.
The photograph was commissioned by the Sinfonia to recognise their achievement and to thank RPAC and Council for their ongoing support and donated to then Creative Arts Manager of RPAC, Zane Trow. It also celebrates the Sinfonia's new title as Orchestra in Residence, RPAC.
Sinfonia conductor Graeme Denniss said the wonderful wood panelling of the concert hall featured in the photograph gave the hall its beautiful acoustic.
"The magic of the lighting grid high above the stage adds to the splendour of the centre," he said.
The five year celebration coincided with the centre's 12th anniversary. The milestone was further noted at a Redland City Council meeting where three members of the Sinfonia were acknowledged by the Mayor and the council.
"Unfortunately it will be some time before the photo will be seen by the general public, due to the temporary closure of RPAC and the cancellation of the Sinfonia's first two concerts. The orchestra is greatly looking forward to getting back into action when it is able, and to presenting more fine orchestral music to the citizens of the Redlands, as it has done for the last 33 years," Mr Denniss said.