Iris Viewfinder a sellout success

By Sonia Isaacs

MALENY based musician and all-round inspiring creative Linsey Pollak has just wrapped up a sold out launch of ‘Iris Viewfinder’s Herstory of the Clarinet’ at the Maleny Players Theatre.

The enthusiastically received performance on Saturday, October 7 had Linsey appearing as the character ‘Iris Viewfinder’, to lead the audience through an amusing and informative journey tracing the fascinating history (or ‘herstory’) of the clarinet.

Linsey said the performance featured 12 instruments, and showcased clarinets from a replica 50,000-year-old instrument through to a clarinet made from an 1869 Norwegian Smoking Pipe and a contemporary boehm system clarinet. Directed by Chris Willems, Linsey said he was thrilled the show sold out before the launch event and was now looking forward to his next artistic adventure that will be revealed over coming weeks.

Main image: ‘Iris Viewfinder’ at her sold out show Photo by Ponch Hawkes.