We are well into the second semester of 2016 and from here we are busy at the ORC providing tuition more events and preparing for 2017!
If you are a performer and are wishing to perform at the ORC for 2017 then now is the time to submit your proposals.
Have a look at the 2016 Program to see what performers and visiting artists we have previously featured in our 2016 Program.
Welcome back to another exciting term at the ORC.
This term we will see many of our students complete their AMEB exams, perform in the 2016 City of Orange Eisteddfod and complete HSC Music exams. It is a very busy term for the students.
However, we do have some exciting concerts on the horizon and masterclass opportunities. Arcadia Quintet will be performing for us on Friday, 5th August. This wind Quintet will be offering a lovely wind chamber music concert. The Arcadia Quintet will also be offering a masterclass on Saturday, 6th August. For tickets and registration please give the ORC Admin a call on 6361 7974. On Saturday 10th Septembert, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will also be joining us at the ORC for a day workshop followed by a concert in the late afternoon which is a great opportunity of any choristers and vocal student to get involved in. We will also have Pastance offering a free workshop and concert for the Orange community. Pastance is a celtic music group brought to the ORC in association with Musica Viva Australia. This event will be held on Saturday 17th September. This weekend will be packed as there will also be a special concert with two ORC ensembles the Come Together Choir and Encore – Adult Orchestra.
The ORC Music Scholarship applications will be open from Monday 12th September. All applications must be received by the ORC Admin by 5pm Friday 14th October.
Learn from Australia’s leading vibraphonist and percussionist all about the latest playing techniques in this interactive master-class. It covers topics from how to get started on playing tuned percussion instruments through to the latest mallet techniques. Whether you play percussion in a school band, play piano or drums at home, or are interested in learning for the first time, this class will give you detailed tips on how to sound the best you can!
Age Suitability: Age 5 – 100
Ideal for: Percussionists, drummers, piano players and anyone interested in percussion
Duration: 50 mins
About Nick Parnell
Born in the Australian outback, Nick Parnell began teaching himself drums in his parents’ sheep shearing shed at the age of ten. Such humble beginnings ignited a passion in Parnell that has led to accolades including first place in the International Melbourne Percussion Competition, a Centenary of Federation Medal awarded by the Australian Government and the Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. in performance from the University of Adelaide.