2021 In Review

2021 Concert Dates (past)

Sun 21st February 8am open air & on air MATINÉE @ TREPHINA GORGE


Alice WCO journeying Europe
with Jonathan Tooby, Chief Conductor/AD Darwin Symphony Orchestra

The Alice WCO will host its 1st Orchestra Academy March 12-14th for Music Practice, Leadership, Conducting, Ensemble Directing, Knowledge and Skill Development. Day 3 will culminate in a combined evening concert led by Darwin Symphony Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Jonathan Tooby with Markus Kuchenbuch on solo flute.

DSO’s chief Conductor, Cellist and Music Educator Jonathan Tooby, who has performed in all forms of music including Symphonic, Opera, Ballet, Chamber Music, Film and even in Bands playing music from Bach to AC/DC followed ASWCO’s invitation for its first Orchestra Academy to further develop the ensembles Skills Set in Rehearsal, Ensemble and Conducting practice. The 3-day Academy will lead to an all European program to be performed at Witchetty’s, 14th March 6:30pm

Fri 12th – Sun 14th March
Araluen Arts Precinct

Sun 14th March 6:30pm – Soirée @ Witchetty’s
Works by Elgar, Rutter, Pärt, Kats-Chernin
Tickets at Araluen Box Office and at Door: $30/$15.



Alice WCO’s Indian Inspirations
with Dr John Napier, senior Lecturer Indian music, UNSW

Fri 30th April – Sun May 2nd
Araluen Arts Precinct

Sun 2nd May 6:30pm @ Soirée @Witchetty’s
with guests from the Alice Springs Indian Community
Tickets at Araluen Box Office and at Door $30/$15


 Thur 10th June 7:30pm Soirée @ Theatrette St Philips College

WCO journeying the Middle East
with Pin Rada, guests

Haunting melodies from ancient civilisations, Greek Lyre masterly played by multi artist Pin Rada, exuberant Kurdish melodies woven into western string ensemble by Kevin Bishop,travelling into future musical times with compositions by Hollis Taylor

Tickets via trybooking and at Door, $30/$20


Thur 5th – Mon 9th August


5th August @ 12pm
Nyinka Nyinyu Arts Centre, Barkly Arts, Tennant Creek

6th August @ 12pm
Lunchtime Concert Jilkminggan Community (Duck Creek)

6th August @ 6pm
Nitmiluk, Katherine Gorge, Katherine Regional Arts, with John Napier, solo cello

7th August @ 6.30 and 8pm
Bamboo Band Stand, Darwin Festival Centre, with John Napier, members of DSO



ASWCO journeying Mparntwe
Fri 24th Sept 7.30am – sunrise concert @ Emily Gap/ Yeperenye
caterpillar dreaming with Eric Avery, violin&voice
Fri 24th Sept 7.30 pm – sunset concert @ Witchetty’s @ Araluen Arts Centre,
with Casii Williams, West Arrente woman and guests from Central Australia.
Tickets Araluen Arts Centre and at door,


Fri 29th October 7:30pm – Soirée @ Witchetty’s
ASWCO with guests from the African Continent
Tickets at Araluen Arts Centre and at door, $30/$20/$5


Sun 28th November 11:00am
ASWCO journeying the South Pacific Islands with the generous support of Bendigo Bank Alice Springs.
Matinée for kids, youth and family @ Old Courthouse Alice Springs from 8.30 with concert at 11.00am. 
Donations encouraged!

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