Concerts & Events

2021 Open Day – Free Classes for Kids!
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2021 Open Day - Free Classes for Kids! @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Orange Regional Conservatorium 2021 Open Day

Learn all about the Orange Regional Conservatorium, find an instrument to inspire you, meet our tutors, join a choir or ensemble.

Come along to learn just what the ORC has to offer. Enrol in lessons with one of our many teachers across almost every instrument. Join our ever-growing groups, choirs, bands, orchestras and more. Take the tour and learn all about our growing community organisation.

FREE Introductory Classes for Kids ALL DAY!

Early Childhood Music, Singing for Kids, Beginner Brass, Djembe Drumming & Beginner Violin. No experience necessary!

Register Now! Spaces are limited.

Early Childhood Music Class – 10:00am

For ages 0-5 years, experience the joy of music making in this fun and interactive introduction to Early Childhood Music with Carmel Follent. Sing, dance, play instruments and more!

Young Singers – 10:30am & 12:30pm

Our Young Singers classes are an introduction to singing lessons in small groups for kids 5-10 years of age. Learn the fundamentals of music performance and theory through songs, games and activities. A great pathway into individual lessons and choirs.

Pbuzz – Brass for Beginners – 11:00am & 1:00pm

Brass instruments such as the Trumpet and Trombone are great fun to learn as a kid. Now the pBuzz makes it even more accessible to young beginners. A brightly coloured, lightweight new instrument designed to help kids start playing straight away. Try it out in this introductory session! Perfect for kids aged 5- 8.

Djembe Drumming – 11:30am & 1:30pm

The Djembe is a West African drum with a deep, rich sound. ORC percussion teacher Mitch Davis will guide young beginners through the fundamentals of traditional rhythms and technique. A great to start to learning drums in a group setting!

Beginner Violin – 12:00pm

Join Early Childhood Music expert Carmel Follent to learn the fundamentals of music through games, singing and music notation in a joyful group setting that will provide your child with a great start in music. Perfect for ages 3-6, parents and babies welcome to join in as well!

See You There!

Term 1 Regular Teaching Begins
Feb 1 all-day
2021 Program Launch: Caribé presents Havana Return
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2021 Program Launch: Caribé presents Havana Return @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
Traditional Cuban music meets contemporary jazz with Caribé’s Havana Return.

Drinks and Canapes from 6pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.

Dancer Adrian Medina and an 8-piece band will launch the 2021 ORC Program with an energetic and interactive show of Cuban dance, jazz, chanting and storytelling. Celebrate Orange Regional Conservatorium’s 2021 Program Launch with Caribé. This bountiful collaboration with Cuban dancer Adrian Medina and an 8-piece band is engaging and entertaining for wallflowers and hipshakers alike. Caribé’s Havana Return crafts Cuban traditional and classic forms in a contemporary way resulting in music that is unique and fresh. The percussion and rhythm section set up a crackling, thunderous bed for Medina to move and the group to solo over. Their enthusiasm and raw spontaneity is impossible to resist. “Rhythm is the spine and it is this heartbeat pulsing through everything”–Adrian Medina

Cuban dance, jazz, chanting, storytelling and participation.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Australian Horn Quartet
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Australian Horn Quartet @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia
The unique sound of four horns in concert.

The Orange Regional Conservatorium is pleased to present in conjunction with The Sydney Conservatorium of Music the Australian Horn Quartet in concert.

Hear works by Tippett, Bozza and Hindemith in a unique setting for four horns.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows

Roger Benedict Artistic Director

For the first time in its 20-year history the Sydney Symphony Fellowship and Artistic Director Roger Benedict travel west to perform at Orange Regional Conservatorium.

The Sydney Symphony Fellowship is recognised as one of the world’s leading orchestral training programs, providing exceptional young musicians with an intensive year-long program of mentoring, performances, workshops, and immersion in the world of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

The Sydney Symphony Fellowship is generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW, and individual donors. Concert duration: approximately 2 hours (including 20-minute interval).