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Connect Keynote

Charles Hazlewood Building an Orchestra for the 21st Century

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‘I have loads of issues with the way classical music is presented. It has been too reverential, too “high art” – if you’re not in the club, they’re not going to let you join. It’s like The Turin Shroud: don’t touch it because it might fall apart.’

- Charles Hazlewood

Renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood presents the second annual Connect Keynote presentation, which gives our local arts industry an insight into the world of extraordinary individuals and their work.

Hazlewood is founder and artistic director of Paraorchestra & Friends, which sets out to redefine what an orchestra can be.

At its core is the British Paraorchestra, the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians. This boundary-breaking group sets a new template for music-making, either on its own or in collaboration with its partner ensembles and ‘Friends’.

In advance of the transformative The Nature of Why, which opens on Thu 21 Feb, hear Hazlewood’s perspectives on the presentation of classical music and why you should consider shaking it up.

Who should attend?

Artists, arts educators and members of the arts industry are welcome to attend.
Attendees travelling from regional Western Australia may be eligible for support from Country Arts WA and are encouraged to learn more about Quick Response grants here.

FREE EVENT | registrations required, click the Book Now button to register.  

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State Theatre Centre of WA



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