WASO wheels out big guns
managing the venue, it’s a really lovely opportunity to create some relationships with the community and for people to know the venue is a living, breathing entity.
“Education Week is about showcasing and celebrating the breadth of our community engagement programs and providing opportunities for the community to experience the orchestra up close and personal.”
Events during Education Week range from a composition project with four emerging young composers to Kids’ Cushion Concerts.
Open Day activities will include a silent disco, make your own instrument workshop, WASO talks and backstage tours.
Education concert Rhythm in your Rubbish will be presented to primary school students during the week with ticketed public shows also on Open Day.
Presented by WASO and performed by Canadian-based Platypus Theatre, the 55minute concert explores the power of imagination as two homeless wanderers find themselves in a junkyard for the night.
“Items you might consider junk (saws, bottles) are transformed into working musical instruments,” Taylor said. “Well-known orchestra works will be performed with these instruments playing as part of the storyline.
“It encourages kids to use their imagination and it looks at sustainability and recycling.”
Taylor said she loved seeing everyone at WASO coming together for the Open Day.
“Whether they work in artistic planning or marketing or corporate development, everyone is so engaged in opening the doors and welcoming people to the venue,” she said. ”And I’m looking forward to seeing some of our executive managers grooving out to the silent disco.”
Alex Timcke, Oliver McAslan and Sharin McIver will present
Rhythm in your Rubbish
as part of its Education Week and Open Day.