Tour shares magic of live music

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

North West stu­dents will be given an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the ver­sa­til­ity of string in­stru­ments when Mu­sica Viva’s en­sem­ble, Fid­dle­sticks, be­gins a tour of schools in the Pil­bara and Kim­ber­ley this week.

Dur­ing the 11-day tour, Fid­dle­sticks will travel to 17 schools and per­form to more than 3500 stu­dents in New­man, Kar­ratha, Tom Price, Parabur­doo, Ku­nunurra, Fitzroy Cross­ing, Derby, Broome and Bea­gle Bay.

Mu­sica Viva busi­ness devel­op­ment ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor Co­lette Vella said the dy­namic trio, Fid­dle­sticks, would open young minds by weav­ing ex­cit­ing sto­ries through the magic of live music per­for­mance with a reper­toire span­ning clas­si­cal, tango, world, con­tem­po­rary and orig­i­nal music.

She added that each live per­for­mance was ac­com­pa­nied by award­win­ning dig­i­tal learn­ing re­sources and a pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment pro­gram for teach­ers, tai­lored to the Aus­tralian cur­ricu­lum.

“For some of these stu­dents, this will be the first time they ex­pe­ri­ence live music; a po­ten­tially life-chang­ing event,” she said.

Mu­sica Viva is a not-or-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that has been cham­pi­oning music in the class­room since 1981, with a range of pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians tour­ing to schools across Aus­tralia.

Pic­ture: Nik Babic

The dy­namic trio of Rachael Aquilina, vi­o­lin, Anna Sar­cich, cello, and Dun­can Gar­diner, gui­tar, will tour schools across the North West.

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