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 – Feb 21 all-day
Australian Horn Quartet @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia


Saturday 20 February | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Due to illness, the Australian Horn Quartet can no longer perform, the masterclass and horn ensemble will continue as planned. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please seek tickets refunds at the ORC admin office.


Masterclass and Q&A
Sunday 21 February | 11:30am – 1:00pm

Everyone is invited to attend this event, which is a great opportunity to learn some of the secrets of playing a brass instrument, to ask those questions about playing you’ve always wanted to ask, or to find out about life as a student at the Sydney Conservatorium! A small number of students will be performing in the Masterclass, with the Quartet offering advice or tips on playing, performing or musical aspects of the performance. If you wish to perform in the Masterclass please let us know. (See contact information below). Preference will be given to horn (French horn) players, but more advanced players of other brass instruments are welcome to register their interest.
Masterclass Participation $15 | Free Entry for Audience


Horn Ensemble
Sunday 21 February | 2pm – 4pm

Horn players are welcome to join us for some ensemble playing, lead by members of the Quartet. We will have the opportunity to work on some ensemble skills whilst playing alongside our guests. Players of all standards are welcome, we will break into different groups as required.
Please RSVP if you are coming along, indicating approximate level of playing for repertoire purposes.


For further information or to RSVP for the masterclass or Horn Ensemble please contact ORC Admin – (02) 6361 7974,

All events are held in the Auditorium of the Orange Regional Conservatorium
Orange Regional Conservatorium
73A Hill St, Orange NSW 2800

Presented by The Orange Regional Conservatorium in conjunction with The Sydney Conservatorium of Music.