27 November 2023
In early 2023 our new Production Manager, Kayne Johnson joined the TSO. He has a world of experience in the production industry and the TSO is lucky to have him on board. We've asked him a few questions to help get to know him and find out a little more about his role with the orchestra.
What does your role as Production Manager entail?
I think we fulfil a facilitator type role which can vary in the exact tasks, but regular bits involve planning for shows; scheduling; organising equipment and people; liaising with creative and artistic staff to help the show become what was intended.
Tell us a little about your background working in production:
I’ve worked for a bunch of different arts companies and venues in a bunch of different art forms; theatre, dance, live music, etc. I’ve toured quite a bit around Australia and different parts of the world.
What excites you about working at the TSO?
I’ve never worked around classical music at this level for any decent amount of time, so I’m learning lots of new things about music and instruments and composers, which I am loving.
What is your favourite place on earth?
Can I say the whole earth? I think it’s all pretty good.
5 words to describe yourself?
Garrulous, casual, nice-ish (struggled to get 5…)
You will see Kayne on stage before a concert or during interval, moving around the stage setting stands and managing his team to ensure all the musicians are sitting in the right position. Keep an eye out for him!