Opera and rugby league have a lot in common, especially in Queensland. Just as the sport draws on grassroots supporters and talent across the state to unite fans and nurture the next generation of playmakers, so too does the state’s opera company.
Toowoomba’s reputation as the Darling Downs cultural capital has been further enhanced with the return of the world-renowned Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for a fifth year, this time celebrating 30 years of Baroque.
MTC Education hits the road this month with a regional tour in Victoria and Tasmania of The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You with the support of Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation.
Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia and the West Australian Opera have joined forces, under the Opera Conference banner, to produce the first major revival of the hit musical Bran Nue Dae, opening in Sydney in January 2020 and touring to Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Musica Viva will present a diverse range of music programs and initiatives amking the city of Orange in central-western NSW a music hub thanks to the support of two local music trusts, dedicated to the Orange region.
As Bangarra Dance Theatre embarks on its regional tour of the 2017 landmark production Bennelong, it also marks the start of a new partnership that will bring more world-class performances to Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre.
Two Queensland schools will immerse themselves in music this month thanks to Arrow Energy. Wallumbilla State School in the Maranoa Region and Dysart State School in the Isaac Region will each spend four days with composer and educator Nicole Murphy in an intensive Musica Viva In Schools residency – a rare opportunity for students and teachers to work closely with a professional musician.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra returns to Chinchilla, Miles and Roma as part of the CMR Initiative, an innovative partnership between Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin and the Orchestra that delivers quality musical education and concert experiences to the people of the Western Downs and Maranoa Regions.
Opera Australia enables children all across Australia to take the first steps on their own special journeys with opera, through our Regional Children’s Chorus and Regional Student Scholarship programs.
An analysis of MPA activity over the past six years confirms that the MPAs have played a central role in the development of the performing arts in Australia, as major employers in the sector, as presenters of outstanding work, and as arts educators.
At the end of a dusty 30 kilometre driveway in the Northern Territory you can find Tipperary Station School. There are only 6 students, but when Musica Viva’s Gypsy Tober visited in August, they were greeted by students from 5 local schools - one of which had driven over 2 and a half hours to visit!
In a history-making first, Queensland Symphony Orchestra performed under the stars in Gladstone last month, conducted by internationally famed Music Director Alondra de la Parrawith the support of Australia Pacific LNG and Gladstone Regional Council.
Sydney Dance Company’s teaching artists are currently on the road as part of the regional tour of Rafael Bonachela’s ab [Intra]. Each year the teaching artist team tours Australia to bring dance to communities and schools in regional areas.
Musica Viva in Schools (MVIS) aim to bring quality music education to as many students in Australia as it can. Last month, the popular band Zeeko transported their catchy vibe to students from Alice Springs to Croker Island thanks to the generous support of the Northern Territory Department of Education and a private donor.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has been touring for almost as long as it has been alive and will this year celebrate 80 years of touring regional New South Wales when it goes back to where it all began: Wollongong.
There hasn’t been a locally-based music teacher in the Cunnamulla region for a number of years, but in October music was the focus for many students. Workshops with school students from Cunnamulla, Eulo and Charleville took place in Cunnamulla from 17 to 20 October 2017.
The Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation’s inquiry will explore ways to increase the growth and prosperity of regional and rural Australia. AMPAG and RAA outline the role of the arts.
OperaQ’s A Night with Opera Queensland a new, expansive regional tour is offering something unique to 12 regional communities, with a special all-star show blending moments of shining operatic splendour with theatricality, backstage humour and showbiz sass, all performed at close range in some of Queensland’s most unique venues.
It’s no surprise that regional touring is deeply embedded in the DNA of Sydney Dance Company, Circus Oz, Bangarra and Bell Shakespeare; that Musica Viva has deep connections with regional schools in addition to their regional performances; or that the ACO Collective (formerly known as ACO2) delivers regional touring and education programs Australia-wide. But are you aware of just how much is happening in the further flung regions of our country?
The winner of this year’s Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, Queensland Theatre Company’s Ladies in Black, will tour nationally in early 2017, taking in Sydney and Canberra with encore seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne.