Known as the pair responsible for first bringing the orchestra to Toowoomba, APA Group Managing Director and CEO, Mick McCormack, a drummer himself, and his arts and music-loving wife Lyndall, recognise the economic and cultural importance of bringing a range of musicians to the region. For the fourth year running, the couple will deliver the award winning orchestra to the region for a free community performance. Each year the tickets for this performance are sought after and exhausted within an hour, distributed to attendees ranging from five to 95 years. “Being able to share the Brandenburg experience with people in regional areas, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, has been one of the highlights of our relationship with the orchestra,” said Mick.
Toowoomba resident Karen Pellow is grateful APA bring the Brandenburg to town each year. Karen’s daughters Gabby (11) and Mikayla (9) are Brandenburg inspired violinists. They have attended every performance over the past three years, and are excited about this year’s concert too. “These world class musicians are their idols, their motivation and without the
support of the McCormacks, our girls would not have to opportunity experience artists of this calibre,” Karen said.
Being involved with and actively campaigning to bring a range of live music genres, to the Darling Downs is “an absolute joy” for Mick and Lyndall McCormack. “We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world, and we want to share it with as many people as we can, and live music is a great way to do it,” Lyndall said.
Mick and Lyndall are personally sponsoring the band because of their love of live music and passion for their local region. Bringing in artists from the city and interstate, the couple are providing a great way for local artists to perform with other high-level musicians, and the community a variety of genres to experience. “Live music is our passion, and I’m really excited to be part of it and share our enthusiasm with our community,” Lyndall said.
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