The Canberra Symphony Orchestra is letting us know about their “Noteworthy” program kicking off at the Llewellyn Hall today:
From 26-29 July 2011, the ANU’s Llewellyn Hall will open its doors to ACT schools with 9,300 attending as part of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed Noteworthy music education program, generously funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation.
Celebrating its fifth birthday this year and already ‘sold out’, Noteworthy is the only program of its kind in Australia, offering free, age-appropriate, interactive concerts, workshops and teaching resources for staff and students from almost half of the ACT’s schools.
This year will see one of Australia’s leading music education conductors and Warwick Potter pick up the Noteworthy baton for the first time to direct the education program, and he is looking very forward to the opportunity.
“I’m so excited to be involved in Noteworthy because it offers a real, tangible and practical experience to compliment classroom-based learning. It’s engaging and interesting, and it makes classical music very fun and enjoyable – as I believe it should be,” said Mr. Potter.
“It’s also a very inclusive program. We have activities catering for children from three to 18 years of age, there’s also an outreach program for people with physical and intellectual disabilities – and incredibly, it’s all provided completely free of charge thanks to The Macquarie Group Foundation,” he said.
Here’s a slideshow they’ve sent through from 2010: