Parramatta String Players
The Parramatta String Players was a project that ran from 2008 to 2011 in partnership with Riverside Theatres and with support from Parramatta City Council, giving students in and around Parramatta the opportunity to rehearse with ACO musicians, perform around Western Sydney and receive tickets to ACO rehearsals and concerts. These students formed a chamber orchestra that was led by violinist, Kerry Martin, and also performed with Richard Tognetti and the ACO at their Sydney Fundraisers in 2009 and 2010.
The program ended with the creation of a music and dance work by Matthew Hindson, entitled Thinking about Forever..., that was developed after a series of composition workshops with Gillian Howell and the youMove Dance Troupe. The work was presented at Riverside Theatres, and performed at the 2012 Sydney Festival Inside Out program in Western Sydney with the ACO, Sydney Dance Company and youMove.