‘Come and Be Yourself’: SSO performs a concert for people with intellectual and physical disabilities
"The 'Come and Be Yourself' concert is a wonderful opportunity for the Orchestra to engage with a new audience that is sadly too often overlooked." explained SSO Director of Learning and Engagement Kim Waldock. "The concert was sometimes loud and fidgety as this is how the audience showed their enjoyment with the music – and this is fine! Classical music should elicit shouts of delight!" The audience included students of the Stewart House School (Curl Curl), adults registered with Disability Services Australia, Sylvanvale Disability Services and the Waverly Community Living Program, and individuals from suburbs including Greenacre and Matraville.
The Orchestra performed Australian composer Philip Jameson's Introduction and Rondo as well as popular classical works including Beethoven's Minuet movement from his eighth symphony and the first movement of Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets.