Promising young musicians from Western New South Wales will get a glimpse in to the world of a professional symphony orchestra when the SSO takes its prestigious Playerlink program to Orange.
Held at the Orange Conservatorium from May 5-7, Playerlink will see young orchestral musicians aged 10-18 spend three days working alongside musicians from the SSO in a specially formed youth orchestra.
“The various initiatives of the SSO’s Education and Emerging Artist programs combine to mould Australia’s promising young musicians into the professional orchestral players of tomorrow,” SSO Director of Learning and Engagement Linda Lorenza says. “Playerlink is a vital first step in that process, giving young musicians exposure to the real workings of a symphony orchestra and hopefully encouraging them to pursue their talent.”
“In recent years, despite the fact Playerlink has been held in areas as widespread as Bathurst, Lismore and Albury, we’ve still had some dedicated students attend year after year and I think this demonstrates what a unique and valuable experience the program is for the students.”
Playerlink will conclude with family and friends of the participating students as well as members of the local community being invited to observe a workshop on Sunday 7 May at Orange Regional Conservatorium at 2pm. Entry to observe the workshop is free.