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