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Rowan’s new orchestra kicks off with classic fairy tales

Rowan Harvey Martin

THE classic fairy tales of “Hansel and Gretel”, “Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty” will be brought to life through the music of Humperdinck, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky as Rowan Harvey-Martin’s new ACT Youth Orchestra launches this week.

Described by Harvey-Martin as a “beautiful beginning,”, the concert at the National Portrait Gallery will involve a long-planned collaboration with the Dance Development Centre Canberra, who will dance a mad caricature waltz from “Cinderella” and the celebrations of the wedding of Prince Désiré and Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty”, as well as other classic ballet highlights.

While it’s full steam ahead for the premiere performance this week, the ACTYO also welcomes interest from any orchestral youth players, from grade 7 up or equivalent. If you or anyone you know is interested in finding out more about joining, get in touch at info.actyouthorchestra@gmail.com.

ACTYO’s debut performance, National Portrait Gallery, 7pm, December 8, book here 

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