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50 Years of the ANU School of Music


50 Years of the ANU School of Music

  • Date: Friday, 18 September 2015 to Sunday, 20 September 2015, 7.30pm, 18 September - 4pm, 20 September, 2015
  • Venue: School of Music, ANU — Canberra, ACT
  • Tickets: Free events: Registration required for some events to avoid missing out

Event Details

Please join us to celebrate 50 years of the ANU School of Music with a number of FREE performances and exhibitions throughout the ANU School of Music building!

Friday, 18 September | 7:30pm
Joe Chindamo & Zoe Black: The Goldberg Inventions
The ANU School of Music is thrilled to present Zoe Black and Joe Chindamo performing their music from the album The Goldberg Inventions. Black & Chindamo are routinely described as edgy and a welcome new and unique voice to Australian Chamber music: their music is inclusive because it is informed by the rigour of classical music and the excitement and urbanity of jazz.

Saturday, 19 September | 1:00pm
Masterclass: Cheryl Barker AO
One of the finest sopranos to emerge from Australia in recent years, Cheryl Barker is particularly noted internationally for her performances of Madama Butterfly, singing this role for English National Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Netherlands Opera and Houston Grand Opera for whom she has also performed Sarah in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s The End of the Affair.

Cheryl Barker joins us for a very special masterclass event, open to the general public, as part of the ANU School of Music's 50th Anniversary weekend. This is a FREE event, please register attendance to avoid missing out.

Saturday, 19 September | 4:30pm
The Whitworth Roach Classical Music Performance Competition - Finals
The Australian National University is delighted to announce the launch of a new performance prize to be awarded for the first time at the School of Music’s 50th Anniversary weekend. Join us as the finalists for the inaugural Whitworth Roach Classical Music Performance Competition perform their chosen solo classical music pieces and the winners are announced.

Supported by a most generous donation from Ms Christine Roach, the Whitworth Roach Classical Music Performance Competition will be held annually. The competition, which is open to all students enrolled at the Australian National University, will overnight become one of Australia’s most lucrative competitions for tertiary-level musical performance. The competition will support a First Prize with $10,000; Second Prize $5,000; Third Prize $2,500; and a People’s Choice Prize with $2,500.

Sunday, 20 September | 1:00pm
50 Years: Community Concert
The ANU School of Music building will come to life in this one-day event featuring a number of ANU ensembles and community groups, as well as special student-curated exhibitions that reflect the rich history of the School in the Canberra music community.

Llewellyn Hall
1:00    1:15    Concerts Commence  
1:15    1:35    JMO performance    
1:45    2:05    Vocal Fry & Choral Society New Voices      
2:15    2:35    Woden Valley Youth Choir      
3:00    3:30    Saralou Owens solo performance 
3:30    3:50    Llewellyn Choir     

ANU Courtyard Stage
1:00    3:30    ANU School of Music ensembles

ANU School of Music foyer
1:00    5:00    50 Years exhibition

Pro Tools Lab (level 5)
3:00    4:00    School of Music Re-Played with Dr Samantha Bennett - hear the some of the most memorable performances brought back to life.
In a special collaboration between the School of Music and the National Film and Sound Archive, and supported by an ANU Linkage for Teaching & Learning Grant, 'School of Music RePlayed' addresses the documentation and accessibility of the School's long and prestigious performance history. 'School of Music RePlayed' directly addresses the urgent need to digitise our tapes to ensure the School's performance history is preserved and accessible to future generations. Join Dr Samantha Bennett in the music technology lab where some choice tapes from the School's vaults will be selected, discussed and digitised.

ANU Cafe (level 5)
1:00    3:00    Student curated exhibition (performance)
12:00  4:00    Student curated exhibition (Video conferencing Suite) 'Living Histories'
Living Histories is a video-project documenting the lives and reflections of those who have made the school what it is: you; the students, the teachers, the audiences and musicians - you are the history that has enlivened the campuses of this school. We invite you to share your memories of music making, watching, learning and teaching during your time at the School of Music. Over the weekend, we invite you to visit the video conferencing suite on Level 5 of the School, take a seat, clear your voice, and share your stories with us.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6125 5771 or by email to emma.patterson@anu.edu.au

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