Explore the Composer

Explore the Composer

​Explore the Composer engages secondary school instrumental music students and community musicians in exploring the orchestral works of a major composer through the practical experience of playing some great music.

The program supports the Queensland Instrumental Music curriculum in providing opportunities for students to become musicians. It also reinforces the Australian Music curriculum aim of developing technical and expressive skills through making music. This is an invaluable experience to analyse, learn and perform staple orchestral repertoire that is rarely played in school or youth orchestra settings. 

Students will take part in a workshop with conductor and tutorials with Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians. The activity will culminate in the students presenting the music learned in a performance situation with orchestra musicians and in some instances observing the rehearsal and performance of a Queensland Symphony Orchestra concert.  

#Further information

#Upcoming event in the program

Explore Beethoven - HOTA, Home of the Arts 22 May 2020

Explore Beethoven is designed to educate students in the orchestral works of Beethoven through the playing one of his great symphonies.

This staple orchestral repertoire is rarely played in school or youth orchestra settings.

The activity and associated Queensland Symphony Orchestra concert are part of 250th birthday celebrations of Beethoven’s birth.

Explore Beethoven aligns with Queensland Symphony Orchestra's evening program featuring conductor/director Guy Braunstein performing works of Beethoven, including Symphony No.8.

Eligibility: Secondary school students of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

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#Explore Beethoven Project 2020 HOTA Information