WASO wheels out big guns

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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.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d439041

Alex Tim­cke, Oliver McAs­lan and Sharin McIver will present

Rhythm in your Rub­bish

as part of its Ed­u­ca­tion Week and Open Day.

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