Voyage of Musical Discovery
Musical Identities

Monash University Clayton Campus

$30 - $55

Past Event

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Rachael Beesley | Conductor

Australian Art Orchestra

The third Voyage of Musical Discovery of 2023 reveals the multiple identities of composer and performer and the links between them. The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra and members of the Australian Art Orchestra will explore common threads in music from the past and from one of Australia’s most eminent composers, Aaron Choulai.

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Voyage of Musical Discovery music education series was established and designed by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra and its founding artistic director and world-renowned educator, the late Richard Gill AO, and will be presented in Melbourne for the first time in 2023 in collaboration with Monash University.

The Voyage of Musical Discovery is equal parts concert and demonstration. It comprises three separate programs, closely aligned with the VCE music curriculum. Co-artistic directors, Rachael Beesley and Nicole van Bruggen present each Voyage featuring musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra in the first half, and a contemporary guest artist or ensemble in the second half.

By placing new Australian music alongside earlier Classical and Romantic works, intergenerational listeners are shown the many compositional links and similarities in structure, tonality, rhythmic function, orchestration and modes of expression. In 2023, the Voyage will be shining the spotlight on female composers.

Since 2018, over 6,000 secondary school music students from Greater Sydney, Brisbane, and regional NSW and Queensland have attended the Voyage of Musical Discovery education programs. Each Voyage comes with a downloadable Education Kit, written by musician and educator Charles MacInnes.

  • Dates & Times:
    • Thursday 3 August 2023, 6:30pm

      This event has been cancelled. Ticket holders please check your email for additional information.
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  • Ticket Pricing

    Single Tickets 2+ Performances#
    Adult: $55 $49.50
    Concession*: $55 $49.50
    Student/Child: $30 $27

    *Seniors, Pensioners and Healthcare Card eligible for CONCESSION ticket type. VALID ID required.
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    Single Tickets
    Adult: $55
    Concession*: $55
    Student/Child: $30
    2+ Performances#
    Adult: $49.50
    Concession*: $49.50
    Student/Child: $27
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Approximately 90 minutes. No Interval.

    • Venue: Robert Blackwood Hall

    • Age suitability: All ages

  • Venue Details

    Robert Blackwood Hall:
    Monash University Clayton Campus,
    49 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton 3800

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