The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce the appointment of 26-year-old Toby Thatcher to the highly coveted position of SSO Assistant Conductor.
Thatcher, who will return from London to take up the position in Sydney, was one of five hand-picked international and Australian candidates who auditioned for the role with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra before a panel including the SSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson.
Thatcher will take the baton from Australian-British conductor Jessica Cottis, who has held the Assistant Conductor position since 2012, and has since gone on to establish a successful career both in Australia and internationally.
The Assistant Conductor position, supported by the Orchestra’s Premier Partner Credit Suisse and SSO donors Rachel and Geoffrey O’Conor, will see Thatcher mentored closely by Maestro Robertson, as well as the Orchestra’s visiting guest conductors. Continue reading Sydney Symphony Orchestra announces 26-year-old Australian Toby Thatcher as new Assistant Conductor
In an Australian-first demo, LOLA low latency audio and video streaming technology over AARNet enabled a synchronous performance by Trumpeter Panagiotis Karamanos, physically present with ITEC delegates in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House, and Bassoonist Jordy Meulenbroeks, located in a studio at the Conservatorium.
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Listen to a wide-ranging interview with the school Principal talking about the school, his career in music and a selection of his favourite works. In Conversation with Michael Morton-Evans, FineMusic FM 102.5, recorded 10th December 2014. http://www.finemusicfm.com/audio/Robert_Curry_IC_101214.mp3
See also the Principal’s message in About Us
The Year 10 Drama students have been working hard since Term 3 to put together a production of the Greek tragedy Antigone.
There will be a performance for the whole school on Wednesday, 5 November, 13:30-15:00 and an evening performance on the same day 18:30-20:00
Three students have been selected to work with the London Symphony Orchestra on a composition project …
The Conservatorium High Choir joins forces with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs to present three performances at the Opera House of Mendelssohn’s great oratorio, Elijah conducted by the visiting British conductor, Paul McCreesh.
Sydney Symphony Elijah
Madeleine Easton, one of the most sought-after baroque violinists on the international scene, paid a most welcome visit to her old school on Thursday and Friday, 8-9 May. Her musical gift to the school, a ravishing performance of the ‘Chaconne’ from Bach’s Partita BWV 1004, will long live in our memory.
On Thursday, 27 March the school was in virtual lockdown: Simone Young, Australia’s superstar conductor, had come to the Con High. Giving most generously of her time, Simone Young conducted, tutored and discussed with Con High students aspects of her remarkable career, in particular, just what it takes to succeed that most demanding of musical métiers. She is pictured in the Verbrugghen Hall with Yr 12 student, Noam Yaffe.