School holiday SHEP program for talented teenage musicians
QUEENSLAND Conservatorium Griffith University’s South Bank campus will be overflowing with teenagers when 956 of the state’s finest young secondary school musicians attend the 17th annual prestigious State Honours Ensemble Program Qld 2017 during the September school holidays.
Selected from more than 2500 students; nominated by 165 state, private and distance education schools; participants have travelled from as far away as Mount Isa and Cairns to represent their schools and work alongside renowned international and national conductors.
Running until Sunday, October 1, four days of intensive rehearsals culminate in five Grand Finale concerts, open to the public, on Sunday, October 1 in the Conservatorium Theatre at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm. Email open- conservatorium@ griffith.edu.au for concert information.
The program features four wind orchestras, two string orchestras, a Celtic string ensemble, three vocal ensembles, a symphony orchestra and big band; showcasing the best that Queensland has to offer.