Solo to Symphony proudly supports
Festival Baroque Australia
Photo of Jody by Nik Babic Photography
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About Jody Harrison
Solo to Symphony
In 2005, armed with a lifetime in music performance, management and event coordination, Perth's largest music agency specialising in classical and jazz musicians Solo to Symphony was created by
Director, Jody Harrison.
This agency is able to coordinate any musical requests, from solitary trumpet, the traditional string quartet, flute and harp, guitar and cello, opera, chamber orchestra, vocalists singing Broadway hits, through to lounge jazz, gypsy jazz, Latin funk, swinging Sinatra style big band or a pop star accompanied by full symphony orchestra!
Born in Perth into a family of musicians, Jody Harrison completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree with Honours at the University of Western Australia and furthered her studies overseas after winning W.A. Arts Council and Australian Music Board scholarships for post graduate performance study at Zürich Conservatorium with oboist, Thomas Indermühle. She performed for many years with the W.A. Arts Orchestra and participated in the finals of the ABC Young Performers in 1983 on cor anglais.
After completing the first year of a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Jody shifted to Melbourne and worked in the administration of ABC Radio 3LO and later was Orchestra Manager with the Melbourne Symphony. During this time she continued to freelance on oboe and cor anglais and performed with the Melbourne Symphony and Australia Pro Art Ensemble.
In 1991 Jody joined the management team of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and worked there until the end of 2004. During her time with WASO, Jody collaborated on events with artists such as Kate Ceberano, James Morrison, Tommy Tycho, Rachael Beck, Todd McKenney, Vanessa Amorosi, Chelsea Gibb, Guy Noble, Peter Casey, Grace Knight, Libby Hammer and James Flynn.
Together with Andrew Horabin and Katrina Bercov, Jody created a series of innovative, imaginative and highly successful children's shows which featured in the WASO's King's Park Summer Series. Jody has been responsible for bringing to fruition large outdoor orchestral events seen by thousands of people at venues such as Sandalford, Supreme Court Gardens, Mundaring, Burswood Park and Kings Park and filled the roles as artistic liaison between technical staff, audio producer, ABC TV score reader, tour manager and script writer.
From 2009 until April 2011 Jody was Manager Artistic Planning for Festival Baroque Australia who she continues to support in any way she can.
Solo to Symphony is Perth's largest agency specialising in jazz and classical musicians, boasting the intimate attention of a boutique coupled with the advantages of a warehouse of artists.
Providing high quality musical performances with professional presentation, Solo to Symphony will personally follow up the finer details to ensure clients have the ultimate musical experience. We are committed to enhancing your event with our fast, efficient & professional service.
Solo to Symphony is committed to sourcing entertainment that is compatible to your individual requirements, ensuring your event is a successful one.
Our website provides our selection of professional musicians and ensembles listed by music genres & categories to assist you in making your choice. For each artist, we have provided music samples, photos and artist background to make the process easy.
Solo to Symphony can provide elegant and unobtrusive background music, specialised and themed ensembles to big name stars with acts to steal any show! They can provide musicians to create that special ambience at your next event without you having to worry about a thing!
Tell Solo to Symphony your musical desires - elegance, pizzazz, sophistication, funk, classical Ė with their expert knowledge of both music and the musicians themselves, they will provide a distinctive style to your special event.
If you know exactly what music you want, Solo to Symphony can help you realise your wishes.
If you donít know where to start, Solo to Symphony can help you with ideas to help personalise your event.
With a background in performance and over twenty years experience in the industry, the staff at Solo to Symphony really understand what it takes to make an event work.
Fine musicians in any musical combination can be tailored to your needs.
were you thinking of a...
traditional string quartet
laid back jazz combo
elegant flute and harp
spicy latin guitars
Sinatra style big band
your favourite pop star with full symphony orchestra...
Let the professionalism and expertise of Solo to Symphony entertain and impress at the same time by having professional musicians provide music that is in tune with your thinking.
(08) 9387 6282 / 0413 610 565