Music on the Mount 2017

We had such a magical weekend in Buninyong in regional Victoria, for Buninyong Primary School’s Music on the Mount¬†collaborative concert with the NPCO on Saturday 2nd September.

The evening featured premieres of no less than 9 student compositions, performed by the students with the orchestra! We had pieces by composers from Grades 3 – 6,¬†¬†which had been developed as part of NPCO AD Gemma Turvey’s Maestro & Me Program funded through Creative Victoria’s Artist in Schools Program. The result was simply breathtaking!

“It is with such pride that the NPCO and I shared the stage with these brave, creative, inspiring young musicians. It really is our favourite gig of the year” said Gemma.

The evening also featured the great depth of vocal talent within the school, performing some audience favourites including John Denver’s Sunshine on My Shoulders, and Puff the Magic Dragon!

The school raised almost $7000 for their Music Program from the evening which is a fantastic result. And the great news is that we’ll be back in 2018!