Concert honours memory of music world identity

A concert at the High Court of Australia this Sunday will honour the memory of music community identity Marjorie Hoffmann, who died peacefully in her sleep yesterday.

The  late Marjorie Hoffmann

The late Marjorie Hoffmann

The widow of iconic Canberra musician, bandleader, historian, author and music critic, W. L. (Bill) Hoffmann, Marjorie, was a well-known face in Canberra Music circles for six decades, the constant companion of her husband, who had been originally appointed by Prime Minster Ben Chifley as the Director of Instrumental Music in Canberra in the late 1940s.

Marjorie had planned to attend Sunday’s free concert at the High Court by The Hoffmann Winds and The Hoffmann Brass, formed in 2010 and named after Bill to specialise in chamber ensemble repertoire for wind instruments.

According to Geoff Grey. the Musical Director, the line-up can be a traditional Brass or Woodwind quintet, or perhaps a Brass choir or Tuba consort, or any chamber arrangement.

Grey told “Citynews” last night that Sunday’s concert would be the concert will be in honour of Marjorie and her friendships.

“Legally High,” concert by the Hoffmann Winds & the Hoffmann Brass, at the High Court of Australia 1pm, Sunday July 6. Free event, all welcome.


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