Buninyong Maestros @ MPavilion

Buninyong Primary School students are getting ready to perform their own pieces with the NPCO at MPavilion on Monday 26th November 12noon!


Buninyong Maestros is a free lunchtime concert at Melbourne’s iconic MPavilion, featuring 17 students from Buninyong Primary School performing their very own (fabulous and colourful) original compositions, accompanied by the NPCO.


Buninyong Maestros is a unique collaboration between the New Palm Court Orchestra (NPCO) and Buninyong Primary School in Regional Victoria. The concert is the culmination of NPCO artistic director Gemma Turvey’s extensive improvisation and composition program ‘Maestro & Me’ with Buninyong Primary School, where she coaches students in creating and discovering their own music with inspiring results. Now approaching its third consecutive year, the Maestro & Me program has already significantly contributed to an increase in general classroom participation, student self-confidence and self-esteem and basic school attendance rates for participating students.


NPCO Gemma Turvey says “It is with such pride that the NPCO and I share the stage with these brave, creative and very inspiring young musicians. There is so much beautiful music in their young hearts and minds.  The more time I spend with these students, the more I am convinced of the importance of encouraging composition and improvisation at this pivotal age.”


Expect pieces about pet dogs, dragons, bugs, the ocean, the seasons and ‘just being me’! This will be the students’ debut performance in Melbourne. Come and support these brave young musicians-in-the-making and be inspired yourself as you hear their delightful songs come to life at MPavilion, supported by Buninyong & District Community Bank.


FREE Lunchtime Concert.  Further details or visit mpavilion.org


Event Summary

NPCO Buninyong Maestros

12noon, Monday 26th November 2018

MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Southbank (opposite Arts Centre spire)

FREE Lunchtime Concert

Approximate duration 45 mins no interval

Proudly supported by Buninyong & District Community Bank