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Musica Viva 2019 season launch

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Musica Viva’s shows for the coming year have been announced and the program will continue its work taking live music and educational resources to children all over Australia.

Touring in New South Wales and South Australia, Timmy and the Breakfast Band explores how music influences our actions, thoughts and emotions in an energetic pairing of music-making and circus.

Alice in Antarctica will take New South Wales students on a journey into the frozen pole. Led by harpists Alice Giles and Liena Lacey, the children will discover the unique world of the harp, watch footage from Alice’s own Antarctic expedition and hear music by Australian composers – written specifically to be performed in Antarctica – with the odd sea shanty thrown in.

Children in Victoria and Western Australia will create music on the spot with the members of Eastwinds: Estonian singer Kristiina Maalaps, Persian ney (flute) and daf (drum) player Esfandia Shahmir, instrument inventor Mark Cain and didgeridoo virtuoso, Yoshitaka Saegusa. Together, they’ll draw on their diverse backgrounds to create a sound that is uniquely theirs.

Drawing on over 35 years’ experience in music education, Musica Viva In Schools provides extensive support for teachers, with customised activities ranging from interactive resources to accredited professional development, both online and face-to-face.

All materials tie in with the Music and Creative Arts Curriculum and provide cross-curriculum links aligned to state and national guidelines. There are also more tailored programs for every need, from residencies to assist with composing a school song to the online resources of Musicassentials, or the Musicadventures series of digital books.

Founded in 1981, Musica Viva In Schools is one of Australia’s leading providers of live music and music education resources. Each year, it provides life-changing musical experiences and education to over 900 schools and 280,000 Australian students, regardless of their location or economic situation. 


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