50 Years of the ANU School of Music

Date & time

7.30pm 18 September – 4pm 20 September 2015

Location

The ANU School of Music

Tickets

See individual events for details

Contacts

Emma Patterson
02 6125 5771
 
50 Years

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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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.
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Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer