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Yvonne Frindle

Pre-Concert Speaker

Yvonne Frindle’s background as a musician, orchestral programmer and concertgoer informs her work as a harmonious wordsmith: writing and speaking for ordinary music lovers. She loves to empower listeners and has been presenting pre-concert talks since 1997 – for the Cleveland Orchestra and Apollo’s Fire as well as appearing regularly in Sydney and Perth. She has also produced audio features for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and ABC Classic.

Her editorial and programming roles have included planning three seasons as Artistic Administrator for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and 13 years editing program books and curating the talks program for the SSO. She is one of Australia’s most widely published writers on classical music; has edited programs for BBC Proms Australia, Google’s YouTube Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Opera House’s World Orchestra series; and edits and designs programs for State Opera South Australia and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.