2020 In Review

Thank you Alice!

Thank you Tennant, Katherine, Daly River & Darwin Audiences for frequenting
the Alice WCO open air & on air season 2020!

What a ride in Challenging Times including an all NT INTERNATIONAL DARWIN FESTIVAL
& DESFEST 2020 @Desert Parks “Bird Show” Auditorium West Mac Backdrop.

From June 14th to November 28th 2020 we played 12 concerts, picked up 3 new players along the way, live streamed 4 concerts in to the world via 8CCC 102.1 FM, filmed and recorded an outdoor video-film in Simpsons Gap & Anzac Hill to be released before Christmas and the grand Finale with an extra 15 young string players, a Brass quintet, a Timpani and Percussionist, a solo guitar and PL’s Drum Atweme Drumming Project.

Thank you CHO Dr Heggie for encouraging the idea to ‘live perform’ in challenging times, thank you Arts NT for looking into ways to support us along the way, thank you Alice Town Council for your ongoing inkind support and opportunities to live perform in and around the Alice, thanks to the great team of 8CCC 102.1 FM radio on with the amazing opportunity to live stream our efforts bringing classical contemporary music to the listeners at home on the radios thank you to the private supporters and donors who made us feel welcome and appreciated and enable us to look forward into an exciting Alice WCO SEASON 2021!

Now looking forward towards 2021 with an all new program to be performed outdoors as well as at Araluen Theatre. With Specialists workshop and exciting opportunities to attend world class classical contemporary live music from the Red Centre.

Kele Mwerr!

The Alice WCO
AD Markus Kuchenbuch

2020 Program

The Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra – ASWCO - performed a series of new and well established works in their 2020 season in Central Australia and “en route” to Darwin Festival 2020.. Contemporary classical music by Peter Warlock, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazolla, Elena Kats-Chernin, Lady Gaga and others.

14th June
12:00 Matinee. Open air & on air: Flynn Church Lawns, Alice Springs,with all 1.5m 4sqm distancing measurement in place.

25th July
11-1pm: 112ONE , Alice Springs Town Council, Flynn Church Lawns
Minitour en route to DF20 HOMEGROWN

6th August
12:00 Lunchtime Concert:  Barkly Arts, Tennant Creek, Stuart Hwy

 7th August
Lunchtime Concert: Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre Katherine 6:30pm: Nauiyu Community Concert, Daly River, Vic Daly

 8th August
6:30pm Casuarina Square, Darwin

9th August
11:00 am: Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Darwin
6:30pm:Bamboo Bandstand, Darwin Festival Centre

29th August
12:00pm Lunchtime Concert: Women’s Museum of Australia

19th September
CANCELED/POSTPONED due to bad weather.
ASWCO open air & on air LIVE stream from Emily Gap 2pm at Emily Gap
with music from Elena Kats Chernin, Arvo Part, Max Richter and a world premiere for Chamber Orchestra and Guzheng, chinese Harp.

26th September
DesFest 2020: 7pm at Desert Park
$35/40 with canapés and welcome champagne.
Desert Festival, presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, will proudly deliver an all-Territory program in 2020 featuring a diverse range of local talent.

24th October
Sat – open air & on air – Sunrise concert at Simpsons Gap,
7-9am – live video stream with 8CCC 102.1FM/ Pin Rada AudioVisual Productions. All Welcome! By donation!!

30th October
Pop Up Parks Halloween Special – 5:30 pm at Lewis Gilbert Park, Desert Springs…

15th November
Sun – open air & on air – Sunrise Concert Anzac Hill
7-9am live video stream with 8CCC 102.1FM and Pin Rada AudioVisual Productions. All Welcome! By donation!!

28th November
Sat – open air & on air – SunrisePicnic Concert, Flynn Church Lawns
8-10am Morricone Special, with Special guests: Drum Atme, Alice Springs Street Marching Band, Children’s Choir and others, – live video stream with 8CCC 102.1FM. All Welcome! By donation!!

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