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Vale Betty Beaver AM

In recent days, we have lost a remarkable and unique Canberra institution in the person of the inimitable and extraordinary Betty Beaver. I came to know Betty through my love for her equally remarkable sister, Della Woods, who was the wife of my wonderful violin teacher, Harry Curby. After I returned to Australia from studies […]

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The Innocence of Life

Subscribe to the CSO YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR FOLLOW THE CSO ON FACEBOOK for pREMIERE notifications Ella Macens Composer Megan Pampling Oboe Program note: This piece is a celebration of life! Whilst searching for ideas for this work, my two delightful new little nieces Lidija and Izabella entered this world… their schedule taking us all by […]

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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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