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Discovering the Harp

Tuesday 7 March, 2023
Hellenic Club Woden, 1 Matilda Street, Phillip, 2pm / 5.30pm

Proudly presented by ActewAGL and supported by Better Hearing Australia Canberra

Kristen Sutcliffe Curator / Presenter
Rowan Phemister Harp

This is a free event – registrations are essential.
To register for your free ticket, click Buy Tickets or call CSO Direct on 02 6262 6772 (weekdays 10am–3pm).

Rowan Phemister playing the harp

Curated and presented by CSO bassoonist Kristen Sutcliffe, a practising audiologist, Rediscovering Music guides participants in active listening practice and provides a supportive community for rehabilitation. Each session explores the range and timbre of a particular instrument, with a focus on learning to enjoy music with hearing aids and Cochlear implants.

The CSO thanks Polly Templeton for live captioning this event.

Sue Daw scholarship

In 2023, the CSO will offer two instrumental music tuition scholarships to adults with hearing loss. The successful applicants will receive weekly 30-minute lessons with a CSO musician, free of charge, from July to November 2023. Instrumental options include violin, cello, double bass, percussion and harp. The CSO will facilitate rental instruments where required and cover the cost of instrument hire for the duration of the scholarship.

Scholarship options in 2023 include:

  • Violin with Michelle Higgs
  • Cello with Samuel Payne
  • Double Bass with Isabella Brown
  • Percussion with Veronica Bailey
  • Harp with Rowan Phemister

Download application form [PDF 487KB]

For more information, or to submit an application, email

Sue Daw OAM has supported the CSO for many years and played a key role in establishing the Rediscovering Music program for people with hearing loss. She joined the Canberra branch of Better Hearing Australia in 1994 and went on to lead the branch from 1999 to 2018. In 2009, Sue was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to people with a hearing impairment.

This Rediscovering Music event is proudly presented by ActewAGL and supported by Better Hearing Australia Canberra

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Image: Martin Ollman