Sydney Symphony Fellowship Program
Each year, exceptional musicians between 18 and 30 years of age are selected through a national audition process to participate in the intensive, year-long program which sees them immersed in the world of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Under the guidance of Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola and Fellowship Artistic Director Roger Benedict, the Fellows receive the training and experience they need to secure full-time positions in professional orchestras. Fellows participate in a program of professional performance engagements with the Sydney Symphony, chamber orchestra performances, masterclasses with visiting international artists, involvement in the Sydney Symphony’s Learning and Engagement programs and outreach projects.
Doors open 6pm, performance begins at 6:30pm.
This vivacious program finds them in their element: Percy Grainger’s delicious Walking Tune and Júlio Medaglia’s exuberant South American-flavoured suite bookend two classics of the genre in Taffanel’s G minor Quintet and Barber’s beautiful, evocative Summer Music.
Kiran Phatak, flute
David Reichelt, oboe
Lloyd van’t Hoff, clarinet
Rachel Shaw, horn
Matthew Kneale, bassoon
Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers (2016/17), Arcadia Winds are making a great career for themselves. Since their ‘graduation’ from this innovative musical leadership program at the end of 2017, this superb group of musicians have released their eponymous debut EP, launched their own Australian composition prize, and are developing a unique online portal for Australian wind music.
“As Arcadia Winds took to the stage…I realised I was about to become part of something very special.” – CutCommon
“Captivating from the moment they took to the stage. Playing with great gusto and passion, these five uber talented musicians…stole the hearts of everyone in the crowd.” – The Adelaide Review
More details to come.
Gypsy Swing, Ragtime & Hot Jazz
Down a dusty road from the 1930s comes Doctor Stovepipe, a rollicking, old-time ensemble of guitar, bass, fiddle and sweet vocal harmonies. Each appointment is a swinging dose of fun, and a demonstration of how songs evolve and change over time, as they are passed on from one musician to the next. Students learn how the simplest sounds and stories can be turned into toe-tapping tunes and can even write their own lyrics for Doctor Stovepipe to perform in the show.
FREE Family Concert | Time: TBC
Ensemble Offspring led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwards and comprising some of Australia’s most innovative and virtuosic performers pushes the boundaries of daring music making. Sizzle is a raucous variety show combining new music with more familiar styles such as classical, indie pop, jazz and early music. Goulburn, Taree and now Orange will Sizzle as local performers and teachers participate with the ensemble in this unique mass music-making extravaganza.
More details to come.