Arts Community News | May 11th
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May 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm
- It might have launched in our home city, but the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall has now gone national – and its first-ever Sydney Satellite Night will take place this 20 May.
- Congratulations to Holly Harrison, who has just been named the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s new ACS Composer in Residence for 2020-2021!
- How about a lunch date with staff and students from the UQ School of Music? They’ve come together for a new virtual concert series. Let’s continue to support Australian music-making together!
- The new Musica Viva Australia FutureMakers have been announced! Congratulations to violinist Harry Ward and the Partridge Quartet, who are set to become Australia’s newest arts leaders!
- Some of the biggest COVID-19 losses are the missed opportunities for Australia’s next-generation artists. That’s why the Sydney Eisteddfod is stepping in to keep young talent engaged through its new concert series and festival. Do you know a young person who might like the chance to sing and dance?
- Love cinema as much as fine music? This May 22, the Australian Guild of Screen Composers is hosting a live Q&A session with Matt Schrader – the director of a documentary all about music from the movies.
- Looking for your next podcast fix? Matthew Raphael Coorey has launched Listen to This, featuring conversations with some of the biggest names in the Australian fine music community.
- The Melbourne Recital Centre and pianist Lisa Moore are hosting a digital season of concert videos and premieres, which we can all #HearTogether. It’s free, and it runs until 23 May.
- Congratulations to our musical friends at Ensemble 642, who have raised 106% of their Australian Cultural Fund campaign! This group will now be able to create its first professional recording featuring rare Baroque music and instruments.
- Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra musician Mark Bain runs a valuable initiative about music and mental health called Performance Under Pressure. Now, he’s launched a service to deliver school presentations via Zoom during COVID-19.
- Professionals from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra are set to team up with the ANU School of Music for a virtual performance – and we reckon it’s a great learning opportunity for the emerging musicians of Australia.
- Well done to Ian Whitney, who has taken out the 2020-2021 Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship from the Australia Ensemble UNSW!