In 2014, 25 students from throughout NSW worked with animateur Paul Rissmann and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) to reinterpret Stravinsky’s Firebird, culminating in a hybrid performance with the LSO featuring music entirely of their own creation.
In 2017, The Arts Unit will be joining forces with Academy of St Martin in the Fields to present another exciting group composition project for students, incorporating an incredible professional learning opportunity for teachers.
Find out more about the most recent iteration of the student composition workshop from July 2016, when young musicians from Newham joined Academy musicians for a three-day workshop and public performance on the Canary Wharf summer stage:
Dates: Friday 21 to Sunday 23 April 2017 (NB this is the last weekend of the NSW school vacation period)
Times / Venues: Friday 21 April: 10:00am-5:00pm, The Arts Unit, Lewisham
Saturday 22nd April: 11:00am-2:00pm, The Arts Unit, Lewisham
Saturday 22nd April: 3:00pm-6:00pm, Sydney Opera House
Sunday 23rd April: 9:00am-2:00pm, Sydney Opera House (1pm performance)
Applications now closed
NB students must be nominated by their school music teacher - schools can nominate up to five students