Orchestral players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. Download the recording guide and submit your recordings of two well-loved pieces of music by midnight Monday 8 June, selected by Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM:
ARTHUR BENJAMIN Jamaican Rumba
Jamaican Rumba is perhaps the best-known work by Australian composer Arthur Benjamin, with countless arrangements from two pianos to orchestra. The work was so popular that it earned Benjamin a free barrel of rum each year from the Jamaican Government for the publicity!
OFFENBACH Can Can
A piece that needs no introduction, the Can Can has made countless appearances in popular culture, from Dr Who to Moulin Rouge. The piece comes from French composer Offenbach’s comic operetta Orpheus in the Underworld.
Recording guide [PDF 902KB]
You can submit a recording for one or both pieces
Produced in collaboration with the ANU School of Music
Presented by ActewAGL and Lendlease