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Archive: Sep 2020

CSO Mixtape: Jessica Cottis

 Named as Classical Music’s ‘Face to Watch’ for The Times (UK) in 2019, the award-winning conductor Jessica Cottis is in high demand worldwide, with highlights of recent seasons including concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, National […]

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Music and Memory pilot program – findings

The CSO recently completed the eight-week Music and Memory pilot program for people with dementia, The unique program was developed in collaboration with Heather Roche, a third-year Bachelor of Psychology student at the University of Canberra, and delivered in partnership with Goodwin Aged Care Services and ActewAGL. Concert programming was based on the musical preferences […]

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Herr Beethoven’s Audiologist

 Vincent Plush Composer Kristen Sutcliffe Bassoon Program note: This short work was commissioned by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra to showcase bassoonist Kristen Sutcliffe, to whom it is dedicated. Despite its short duration (under 4 minutes, as specified by the commission), the piece attempts to combine several ideas. Kristen is a qualified and practising audiologist […]

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