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The Education Revolution

  • Canberra Grammar School 40 Monaro Crescent Red Hill, ACT, 2603 Australia (map)

In association with Canberra Grammar School and Musica Viva

CONCERT 15
The Education Revolution

Education in the Asian Century

The now ubiquitous interaction with technology as well as highly competitive levels of education in modern Asian Societies have created new challenges as well as new opportunities for the 21st century.  The idea of ‘education revolution’ touches on most aspects of the what, why and how of learning. This involves Asian languages, advanced technology, interactivity and, last but not least, music.

For the first time, the Canberra International Music Festival offers a day-long event focused on education, from the European perspective of Johann Sebastian Bach and his wife Anna Magdalena – albeit through the prism of Elena Kats-Chernin – as well as from a Chinese angle presented by prominent Chinese-Australian musicians in collaboration with our guests from Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. A co-presentation with Canberra Grammar School, the Education Revolution is designed to foster intelligent debate about the state of our education system and the role of music in this brave new world.

PROGRAM

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11am, Performing Arts Centre,  Tim Murray Theatre – 50’
for general audience

 Chinese Music through the Ages

A concert presentation by musicians from the Ding Yi Music Company (Singapore) and the China Orient Orchestra (Beijing)

This concert is presented by Ling Kiong Quek and Prof Hing-yan Chan explaining the different styles of solo and ensemble music in the Chinese tradition. Members of the ensembles play music from different regions of China, from ancient folk music to contemporary compositions.

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12pm Tim Murray Theatre - 45’
for general audience

 Forum:  ‘Music and learning in the 21st century’   

A public forum with prominent voices in the education debate including Dr Justin Garrick, Head of CGS,  Richard Gill OAM, conductor and music education advocate, Prof Chen Yi, composer and Dr Anita Collins, education specialist

Moderator: Michael Sollis, Artistic Director of Education at Musica Viva

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1.05pm and 1.45pm, The Snow Centre Foyer- 30’
for general audience

 The Sound of Snow

A site-specific concert in the new architecture of the Snow Centre with sheng virtuoso Loo Sze-wang, soprano Shu-Cheen Yu, Nicholas Ng and singers of The Song Company

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2.30pm, Dining Hall  -   45’
for general audience

From Elena to Anna Magdalena

Simon Bolivar String Quartet, Festival Young Artists, Students of CGS
with Elena Kats-Chernin performing:

  • J.S. Bach, extracts from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
  • E. Kats-Chernin, ‘From the Notebook of Anna Magdalena’ for string quartet

SIMÓN BOLÍVAR STRING QUARTET, DING YI MUSIC COMPANY, THE SONG COMPANY, NICHOLAS NG multi-instrumentalist, LOO SZE-WANG sheng, SHU-CHEEN YU soprano, FESTIVAL YOUNG ARTISTS and STUDENTS OF CGS

ADULT $57, CONC. $52, U30 $30, U18 $25, STUDENT RUSH $25
BOX LUNCH AVAILABLE $10

Earlier Event: May 4
Harvest of Endurance