Workshop a musical experience

ROBERT Sherrington has hardly had time to reflect on the Berlin Philharmonic workshop he attended two weeks ago in Sydney.

Since then the 17-year-old Bellingen clarinettist has performed at the NSW Schools Spectacular, arriving home on Wednesday night to prepare for his own concert performance, Summer Salad, this Sunday.

“The project was called Remix Mahler and Mahler is one of my favourite composers, so I was definitely up for it when I was offered the opportunity,” Robert said.

“During the two weeks we worked in small groups composing segments of what became an eight-part program we performed in the Opera House. It was amazing – not your traditional orchestral composition, it was avant garde with different textures interwoven.”

The group of 40 NSW public school students also worked with Aboriginal didgeridoo player William Barton and attended an open rehearsal of the world-famous orchestra.

The concert is at 3pm in the Bellingen

Memorial Hall, tickets are $15 at the door.



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