Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville, Victoria.
This month, the ACO Inspire Quartet (Jenny Khafagi, Zoe Freisberg, William Clark and Paul Zabrowarny) visited Worawa Aboriginal College for their first workshops at the school. They were met by 24 excited Indigenous teenage girls from across Australia and spectacular views of the area around Healesville, Victoria.
Students enjoy an ACO Music & Art workshop.
The visit began with a workshop where the students were introduced to the instruments of a string quartet and the concepts of string music. Throughout the session, the girls were encouraged respond to the music by creating art.
Students create artwork in response to music.
They were then taken on a further journey linking music and art, exploring works by artists such as Frederick Leighton and John Christie and music by Mendelssohn and Ligeti, which were used to illustrate the concepts.
Jenny and Zoe from ACO Inspire Quartat with students from Worawa Aboriginal College.
In the second session the Quartet played music by Webern, Haydn and Piazzolla while the students created artworks reflecting how the music made them feel.
The ACO Inspire Quartet performs for the students at Worawa.
Our first visit to Worawa was a truly magical experience for the students and the musicians and we are looking forward to visiting again in June and September.
This exciting performance was the culmination of work by an ensemble of 31 school students.
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