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Sydney World Chamber Orchestra to perform 'Three Sides of Love and Death' in Queanbeyan

Workshop Opportunities Saturday 28 November Jerrabombera

Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) in collaboration with Musica Viva, The Q Performing Arts Centre and the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium proudly present a unique concert by the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra on Friday 27 November at Queanbeyan. This will be followed by the exciting opportunity to join in workshops with members of the orchestra on Saturday at Jerrabomberra.

The concert will be held at the Q Theatre, Queanbeyan at 8pm, with the workshops at the Jerrabomberra Community Centre from 9am to 12pm.

This event is part of Music Agent for Change, a three year project with funding from Arts NSW through STARTS, Musica Viva and The Goulburn Regional Conservatorium. Other project partners include Canberra Symphony Orchestra; Queanbeyan, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Councils,;University of Canberra; Classics at Picton and Yass Music Club.

On the Friday night, the acclaimed eleven piece orchestra, assembled from musicians from diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds, will perform  Three Sides of Love and Death.

This is a concert that traverses the sacred and cultural traditions of the world and brings them together to explore the universal themes of unconditional love and rites of passage through the culturally diverse stories and sacred music practices of the Chamber Orchestra musicians.

It includes traditions from Aboriginal Australia, Mongolia, East Turkistan, Vietnam, China, Mexico and more, and is a sacred symphony for everybody.

The songs performed by the ensemble capture each member’s perspective on love and death and, the in-between (the third side), taking audiences on a transformative journey and is one of the most unique music experiences to come out of Sydney.

The premiere performance of Three Sides of Love and Death opened the Sydney Sacred Music Festival in 2014 to a sold out audience.

Richard Petkovic, Music Director Sydney World Music Chamber orchestra said the music showcases the future of Australian music by combining our many cultures into music that touches the spirit.

Workshops – Saturday 28 November, Jerrabomberra Community Centre

Three workshops: Empowering The Female Voice, empowering, simple harmonies, creative writing and composition; Unviversal Strings Masterclass – Western and Asian Strings Combined, Chinese Tunes and Mongolian Melodies. Arranging for Violin, Cello, Double Bass and more and Cross Cultural Rhythms, Simple Beats in Different Cultural Contexts. Learn African and Latin Rhythms. Group Rhythm Patterns.

The workshops run concurrently and are $10 each.

Bookings for the concert through The Q
Bookings for the workshops here

Watch the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra perform at the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2014.

 

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