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Music

What's for you in 2019?

Music

Firebird Forensics

with
Paul Rissmann and Josef Brown
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Firebird Forensics was a unique collaborative cross-curriculum composition and performance project to create a dance work that responds to Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite.  30 music students from government school students were given the opportunity to dissect Stravinsky’s Firebird and expand and explore their own composition skills and ideas under the guidance of Paul Rissmann. Dance students were given individual and group choreographic tasks to devise a new work through problem-solving and manipulation of the elements of dance. At the conclusion of the project, the students presented their work in a public performance.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

In Concert 2015 with guest artist Lior - Interview

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The Arts Unit's guest artist from the In Concert program, 2015, Lior talks about his passion for music from childhood along with insights on how to navigate an artistic journey.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

In Concert 2019 with guest artist Casey Donovan - Interview

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The Arts Unit's annual production 'In Concert' is held at the Sydney Town Hall. The voices of the students involved in the program from all over the state guide the narrative of this wonderful production that is facilitated by The Arts Units' talented staff. Guest artist Casey Donovan performs and shares her views on the importance of arts education.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Insights into immersive choral music installations

with
Sxip Shirey
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Composer Sxip Shirey is known for his immersive installation choral experiences. In this workshop, we gain insight into Sxip's methodology as he works with NSW public school students. This workshop was made possible through The Arts Unit's industry partnership with the Sydney Opera House. The Arts Unit industry partnerships give students opportunities to learn and engage with local, national and international artists, creators and practitioners. In addition to the workshop, the students attended a performance of THE GAUNTLET, featuring the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. This performance took place at ANTIDOTE 2018.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Introduced Species 360

with
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
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What happens when the man-made enters the natural landscape? What will happen to these pristine environments?

Composer Katy Abbott, uses the true events of a cargo ship in 1992 spilling nearly 29,000 duck bath toys into the North Pacific Ocean as the catalyst for her work: Introduced Species.

Six 360 cameras were embedded into the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's performance of Introduced Species to give the viewer a unique and immersive experience of the performance.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Sing in your classroom

K-6 masterclass with Donna Riles

with
Donna Riles
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Virtual Excursion:

Produced by the Department of Education, Arts Unit in collaboration with the Orange Conservatorium, this 30-minute video will equip K-6 classroom teachers with fun and engaging ways to sing with students. Singing is an accessible way to achieve curriculum outcomes and plays a key role in each student's overall musical development.

Explore the concepts of music, introduce fun warm-up songs, rounds, partner songs and music of various genres and places. In addition, this session will help build your confidence to model singing in the classroom.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Teaching music in your primary classroom with Richard Gill

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Employing the unique experience and teaching expertise of Richard Gill, this module provides a specific framework for teachers working with music in Primary classrooms. The module encompasses a range of media and interactive elements, including video, interactive information and progressive questioning to clarify pedagogy.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

The Beauty Of 8

with
Taikoz
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Internationally renowned performing ensemble Taikoz presents The Beauty Of 8, featuring Guest Artists dancer-drummer Chieko Kojima of the famed KODO taiko group and Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee. This production pulsates with energy and balances the Yin and Yang through the mystical vibrations of Chieko’s Shinto-inspired dance and Riley’s unearthly shakuhachi, and the sonic boom of six Odaiko Grand Drums.

The Beauty Of 8 shines a light on Chieko’s powerful, mesmerising Beauty of Figure-Of-Eight taiko-drumming – is it dance, is it drumming?

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

The Connections Program

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The Connections Program provides a range of inclusive teaching, learning and performance opportunities in dance, visual arts, music and drama.  

Throughout the year we will be offering arts projects and programs that invite students and their teachers to create their own works based on a central theme. Schools and students will then be invited to showcase their work in Term 3.

This program is open to all students with disability and their teachers.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

reIMAGINED: Romeo & Juliet

with
Paul Rissmann
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27 music students and 8 dancers from schools around NSW come together to work with London Symphony Orchestra animateur Paul Rissman to recreate Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Virtual excursions

Music

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Wed
23/5/2018
In Concert eClip
2018 Repertoire
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Sat
16/3/2019
Solo Vocal Camp 2019 Concert
Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
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Mon
20/5/2019
In Concert 2019 featuring Casey Donovan
1st performance
Sydney Town Hall
Available from
Tue
21/5/2019
In Concert 2019 featuring Casey Donovan
2nd performance
Sydney Town Hall

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