Jewish students play with the ACO

March 9, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College will perform with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation.

Mount Scopus students rehearse with ACO members

Mount Scopus students rehearse with ACO members

The Australian Chamber Orchestra is a small string orchestra and together with students from King David and Yavneh, the students took part in a workshop with four musicians from the orchestra last week. To prepare for the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation concert, the workshop saw students take part in both sectional sessions according to their instrument groups and also whole orchestra rehearsals.

This is a wonderful opportunity for school student musicians to play and perform with a world-class string orchestra. Students will also gain an insight into the working life of professional musicians.

The concert,  against the stunning backdrop of the ornate Melbourne Synagogue, will feature the ACO performing a showcase of string orchestra repertoire from Handel, Mozart and Beethoven.

The concert takes place this evening, Wednesday, March 9.


2 Responses to “Jewish students play with the ACO”
  1. Deb Elsner says:

    It would have been helpful to know the concert program beforehand.

    Also, whilst it is indeed a wonderful experience for students to practice with a renowned chamber orchestra in rehearsals, I find it a little odd that the performance on the actual concert night would include students as part of the ACO. ( if this was actually the case).

  2. Philip Levy says:

    To say that “The Australian Chamber Orchestra is a small string orchestra” is like saying “Usain Bolt is a 100 metre runner”. The ACO is a chamber orchestra of world renown and the students are being given an amazing opportunity. And so is Melbourne – a similar ACO concert at Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney was an outstanding event. I suggest that you go!

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