ADO – Arts Learning Festival Orchestra

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As part of the Arts Learning Festival, we’re celebrating the work of Victorian instrumental music teachers by creating the Arts Learning Festival Orchestra.

Teacher musicians from all Victorian schools – Independent, Catholic and government – are invited to perform in the Arts Learning Festival Orchestra concert to be held on Sunday 7 May at 3.00 pm.

This concert, which includes two Australian premieres, will be live streamed to a worldwide audience.

You can submit an Expression of Interest here.

The orchestra will be conducted by the ADO’s New York-based principal conductor Kevin Purcell, one of Australia’s most distinguished conductors and musical directors.

2017 ADO Arts Learning Festival Orchestra Concert

Sunday 7 May, 3.00 pm

Kevin Purcell – Conductor

Venue: Scotch College, James Forbes Academy, Ian Roach Hall, Morrison St, Hawthorn


Susan Kander, Miranda’s Waltz for narrator and orchestra (Story by Mary Hall Surface), Australian premiere

Elmer Bernstein, To Kill A Mockingbird  (suite), the luminescent 1962 film score to Harper Lee’s iconic novel. Guest Conductor: John Ferguson (Director of Music, Scotch College)

Anthony Piccolo Imaginary Symphony No. 1 for orchestra and unison children’s chorus, Australian premiere

The concert will also include world-first 3D gaming environments for children to explore in the music before the concert.

Read more and find out how to participate.

You can check out the storyboard for Miranda’s Waltz here: