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INTERVIEW: Hook Turn Orchestra

Hook Turn Orchestra is an eclectic nine piece ensemble of Melbourne’s most accomplished jazz musicians featuring an exquisite string quartet with members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. We had a chance to have a chat with Remco Keijzer, the Dutch-born jazz saxophonist/arranger and multi-instrumentalists to find out more about the band. So go grab your cuppa and read on! Tell us about you – Hook Turn Orchestra. How did you all meet; what’s the story behind the name; what inspired you; tell us all! Hook Turn Orchestra is collaboration between musicians, which was conceived at St Kilda’s Local Taphouse, a craft beer institute where locals gather to enjoy interesting brews from all over the world. Unlike most grand plans dreamed up at late night gatherings involving fermented beverages, this idea actually came to fruition. Like a well-crafted beer, our orchestra was conceived of three key ingredients; Musical theatre star, Alinta Chidzey (West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hugh Jackman Tour); Violinist/arranger, Roger Young (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) and Dutch-born jazz saxophonist/arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Remco …

Hook Turn Orchestra

Hook Turn Orchestra is thrilled to announce their exclusive album launch of Jazz And The Silver Screen. Performing reimagined cinematic scores at The Alex Theatre in St Kilda, formerly The George Cinemas. Hook Turn Orchestra is an eclectic nine piece ensemble of Melbourne’s most accomplished jazz musicians featuring an exquisite string quartet with members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. It combines three key ingredients; the beautiful vocals of Musical Theatre star Alinta Chidzey (West Side Story); Violinist/arranger, Roger Young (MSO) and Dutch-born jazz saxophonist/arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Remco Keijzer. (we had a chat with Remoco, read about it here.) During this intimate Sunday afternoon iconic songs of the silver screen will be performed live in what used to be the beloved George cinemas. This beautiful collection of soundtracks will fill you with nostalgia, taking you on a journey from the classic Smile by Charlie Chaplin to the heart wrenching music of Schindler’s list all the way to Joni Mitchell’s masterpiece Both Sides Now from Love Actually. These reinventions are the brainchild of Remco …

WIN: 1 x double pass to Hook Turn Orchestra

Competition now closed Hook Turn Orchestra is a unique Melbourne ensemble, melding the worlds of nine accomplished musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Jazz scene and Musical Theatre. Their album Jazz and the Silver Screen is a collection of beautifully rearranged songs selected from cinematic soundtracks. From their performances at Hamer hall, Melbourne Recital Centre and recently back from performing at Mackay Festival of the Arts Hook Turn Orchestra are about to release their debut album Jazz and the Silver Screen October 21st at The Alex Theatre, St Kilda. Read more about the event here. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass on us! Simply share this post on Facebook and tag us @weknowmelbourne (your profile must be public so we can see the share!). Get a bigger chance to win by filling the form below. Competition closes on 19 October 2018