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Program note: Richard Mills' "Symphonic Pictures from Summer of the Seventeenth Doll"

  • by Gordon Kalton Williams — © Symphony Services
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Richard Mills
(born 1949)
Symphonic Pictures from Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

As well as maintaining a career as a conductor - he has been Artistic Director of the West Australian Opera since 1997, is Artistic Consultant with Orchestra Victoria and has recently taken up the post of Director of the Australian Music Program for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - Richard Mills is well known as a composer. His opera of Ray Lawler's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll for Victorian State Opera premiered at the 1996 Melbourne Festival and was performed in Sydney in 1999; a second opera, Batavia, commissioned by Opera Australia ...