The Conservatorium of Music, home of the Conservatorium High School is celebrating its centenary this year. The Conservatorium was established by the NSW Department of Public Instruction (today’s Department of Education & Communities) and officially opened on 6 May 1915 by the Governor of NSW, Sir Gerald Strickland in the presence of the Minister for Public Instruction, Arthur Griffith Esq.
25 years old
The Faculty of Music, University of Sydney (aka Sydney Conservatorium of Music) is celebrating a quarter century functioning as the tertiary arm of the State’s Conservatorium of Music.
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
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.
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.