Unlocking Hidden Acoustics

Through partnership with The University of Melbourne’s IgniteLab Program, Government House will be hosting performances throughout the day by students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

These students have formed chamber groups as part of their studies and are also available for freelance performances.

Presented by IgniteLab and The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music:

Young musicians break with tradition to weave stories about the music and create spellbinding performances. Since its founding in 1894 as the University Conservatorium of Music, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) has pursued a mission to educate young musicians for the highest standard of musical accomplishment. However, the skills required to create and sustain a musical career look very different than they did even a decade ago. In 2016, MCM established IgniteLab in response to this challenge. This innovative program of entrepreneurship education, career planning and student community engagement supports the development of 21st century artists and equips young musicians with the skills and strategies to create career success.

The partnership with Open House Melbourne provides an opportunity for MCM performers to unlock the hidden acoustics in our city’s significant buildings. Students from the classical and jazz studios will break with tradition and share the hidden stories behind the music. Not content just to make music, these young creative innovators are challenging the expectation of where and what a concert could be.

Location: Government House

Government House will host chamber groups from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music featuring some of the institution’s finest student performers. Rolling 20 minute performances will commence from 11am and run throughout the day.


Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July 2017
Performances at Government House commencing at 11am

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