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Learning & Access Update

Learning & Access Update

June has flown by, with many Learning and Access events across the state, reaching a number of people with barriers to access. 

Share the Music (Ticket and Transport Subsidy)

This month we welcomed a range of organisations and individuals to both Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and the Salon;

  • Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School - 10 guests for 1 event
  • CBM Australia (working with people with disabilities) - 6 guests for 1 event
  • Calvary Care (aged care and assisted living) – 8 guests for 4 performances
  • Wintringham (aged care and assisted living) – 40 guests for 1 performance
  • Father Bob Maguire Foundation (homelessness and children at risk) – 12 guests for 2 performances

‘I cannot believe that such a wonderful program is available for our Elders. Most residents here just love classical music. It really is food for the soul.’ Baptcare

Music Always

Inventi Ensemble embarked on a two week Music Always tour throughout Victoria with a delightful program of works, complemented by letters from the composers themselves. Performances were held in partner venues in Boronia, Caulfield, Chadstone, Geelong, Euroa, Altona, Footscray, and Wangaratta.

Packed house at Euroa
Packed house at Euroa
A private performance for a Footscray resident
A private performance for a Footscray resident

Charity Tickets

Melbourne Recital Centre concert tickets featured in several silent auctions across the state, supporting the following organisations;

  • JDRF Australia (Type 1 Diabetes research, funding and advocacy)
  • Eltham High School (Music Department)
  • Brunswick North Primary School
  • Cerebral Palsy Education Centre

Accelerando

Accelerando artists were treated to a captivating workshop on June 23 with Ben Opie and Thea Rossen, focused on the concept of ‘Musicians for Change’. The group was challenged to create an outreach program focused around music and their community.

Bach Competition

A huge congratulations to each of the 10 participants of the Bach Competition on 17 June, especially the prize winners;

Richard Mills Prize – Dandan (Jingfei) Wang (violin)
Encouragement Award – Dindin (Jingji) Wang (violin)
Encouragement Award – Zhihan Jiang (piano)
Australian Bach Society Award  - Marcus Michelson (violin)
Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award – Patricia Thompson (trumpet)

Dandan receiving the major prize
Dandan receiving the major prize
Patricia Thompson with Newsboys Foundation’s Zich Zichy-Woinarski
Patricia Thompson with Newsboys Foundation’s Zich Zichy-Woinarski
Marcus Michelson winning the Aust Bach Society Award
Marcus Michelson winning the Aust Bach Society Award


Thank you again to everyone who made these experiences possible!

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