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Normie Rowe performing at Melbourne Town Hall, 1968

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting pop star Normie Rowe performing on stage in front of a crowd at the Melbourne Town Hall. A teenage girl has rushed onto the stage in an attempt to approach the singer and has been caught by security guards. The stage is covered with streamers that have ...

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Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight, Melbourne, 1975

This is a 1975 photograph of Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in the King's Domain. A female singer and three male electric guitarists are performing into microphones on stage, backed by an orchestra. The image comes from the original black-and-white photographic negative and is part ...

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Lively live music

Have you ever wanted to play like a virtuoso, a master of musical technique or skill? See an amazing live performance of 'Ket Gitar' by Hungarian master violinist Roby Lakatos and pianist Frantisek Janoska. Roby Lakatos is a Romani musician who mixes Hungarian Romani music with classical and jazz. This is the first in a ...

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Pop singer Jeff Phillips performing at Melbourne Town Hall, 1968

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting singer Jeff Phillips performing on a streamer-covered stage in front of a crowd at the Melbourne Town Hall. Teenage fans are crowding the stage and throwing more streamers at him. Other audience members are seated in a balcony area to the side. Hanging ...

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Improvising music from recycled materials

Discover the story behind the dan tre, a unique musical instrument made from bamboo and recycled materials. It was created by Vietnamese refugee Minh Tam Nguyen. He later generously donated the instrument to the Australian people, which has enabled us to hear his story. Find out why the dan tre carries special significance ...

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Commitment and creativity: a career in music

Discover the challenges and pleasures of being first violinist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In this clip, violinist Jennifer Hoy discusses her journey from learning violin at a very early age to becoming a professional orchestral musician. Find out what this prestigious but demanding role involves.

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Concert group in Middle-Eastern costume, Merrigum, c1910

This image comes from a photographic negative titled 'Merrigum - concert group'. It depicts four young women dressed in Middle Eastern-style clothes. It is part of the large Lilian Louisa Pitts Collection at Museum Victoria. The Collection is a lively record of life in the small fruit-growing and dairying community of Merrigum ...

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Zou ba! Events: can you come?

Watch two friends getting ready to go to a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions checking people's availability to attend events such as a school music concert, birthday party, Christmas party, disco or sports carnival. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! Events: did you like it?

Watch two friends going to a concert. Investigate how to ask and answer questions about whether you enjoyed an event. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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General Post Office, Brisbane, c1886

This is a black-and-white illustration of the General Post Office in Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, c1886. It shows some people outside the building, and others travelling past in a double-decker horse-drawn tram.

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Program for a tea meeting and concert, Melbourne, 1905

This is a black-and-white copy of the printed program for a concert held in 1905 by the Victorian Neglected Children's Aid Society. The program has the subheading '(MISS SUTHERLAND'S WORK.)'. The program shows that the concert was to be held at the Melbourne Town Hall, with Australian Prime Minister 'the Hon. Alfred Deakin, ...

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 2

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows the Waratahs, the army's 'theatre on wheels', an army unit able to provide entertainment to troops in out-of-the-way places. The Waratahs are seen erecting a temporary stage, complete with curtains, ...

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 3

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows a stage where a curtain parts amid the sounds of cheering to reveal a ten-member jazz band at an unidentified location.

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 4

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows a ten-member jazz band on a stage at an unidentified location. One of the musicians walks up to the microphone to sing a version of 'You're driving me crazy'. He sings questions and other members ...

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Entertaining the troops, 1943 - asset 5

This is a clip taken from a segment in a 1943 episode of Cinesound Review, a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack. It shows a clown on a trick bicycle that separates, forming a unicycle. What follows next is a scene of a female impersonator who starts singing 'Olga Pulloffski, the beautiful spy' as a band member takes ...

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Meeting the Sun

An interactive music lesson where students will meet renowned Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin and learn about her inspirations for composing and creating new works. Students will explore various stories and poems written by some of our incredible Anzac heroes and experience a performance of Elena’s Anzac inspired ...

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Beethoven Allegretto

This set of resources explores beat and rhythm, melody, instruments, texture and structure. They focus on the Allegretto movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO with musicians of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra explaining how Beethoven built this iconic Allegretto ...

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TSO Songbook Part 1: Tingalayo

Tingalayo is a children's song from the Carribean that has many versions in Spanish-speaking and English-speaking cultures. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra have created a range of resources to explore and perform the song (in English and Spanish) in the classroom. Resources include a teacher's guide with differentiated ...

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Arranging as inspired by Lisa Cheney and Liszt Nuages Gris

This set of resources focuses on arranging music. Students listen to and analyse Nuages Gris, a piano piece by Franz Liszt, as arranged for orchestra by Lisa Cheney, then create and perform their own arrangement. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO exploring extended techniques in music with musicians of the Tasmanian ...

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MSO Learn

This is an iPad app about the design and roles of a symphony orchestra. It introduces students to the various sections of an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion and allows them to explore and listen to the individual instruments as well as the collective sound of the orchestra. The app provides profiles of ...