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Learning & Access Monthly Update

Learning & Access Monthly Update

August was a great month for our pilot disability stream of Learning and Access programs.

Share the Music

65 Guests from three organisations joined us as part of Share the Music.

Our friends from Calvary Care, Wintringham Housing and Wesley Mission visited the Centre for a range of concerts, talks and relaxed performances.  

Charity Tickets

Four Community organisations were supported by Charity Tickets.

In August, we were able to provide complimentary tickets for a range of Silent Auctions and Trivia Nights for Our Lady Help of Christians School, Giant Steps School and Therapy Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Langwarrin Park Preschool. 

Melbourne Guitar Quartet

Relaxed Performances

52 Community Members enjoyed the Centre's third Relaxed Performance.

On Tuesday 13 August, Melbourne Guitar Quartet joined us for a special Primrose Potter Salon concert in the Relaxed Performance series for 2019. 

What's a relaxed performance? 

  • They are 45-minute daytime concerts with no interval
  • house lights up and doors open throughout
  • a limit of 70 seats, with a greater number of aisles and exit pathways 
  • include a quiet space in the Ground Floor Foyer
  • a mixture of seats and cushions for guests
  • accompanied by a social script sent two weeks before the concert

Great Romantics Competition

Providing young artists with incredible development opportunities.

The 2019 Great Romantics Competition saw 34 applications from four states across Australia. It was a very difficult decision for our selection judge to narrow a competitive field to only seven finalists. 

We are excited to announce our musicians for Saturday 29 September 2019:

  • Samuel Choi
  • Edward Wang
  • Hannah Shin
  • Aziel Verner
  • Carol Wang
  • Eliza Shephard
  • Motona Onishi
Sound Matters Workshop

Sound Matters

Music Composition workshops for children who are blind or have low-vision.

On Thursday 29 August, the Primrose Potter Salon was filled with brand new music, as Artistic Director Ben Opie and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) worked with children who are blind or have low-vision to bring their 3D musical scores to life. In partnership with Vision Australia, the Sound Matters workshop saw simple craft materials become intricate compositions.