31 May 2013
Music is a common language that unites us all – and nowhere is this more evident than at the spectacular Australian International Music Festival in Sydney this winter.
Taking place from Sunday July 7 to Sunday July 14 at the spectacular Sydney Opera House and a range of other stunning Sydney venues, the event – which is now in its 24th year – welcomes young instrumental performers and singers from all over the world.
As a global educational festival for community and school groups, it attracts between 900 and 1,300 participants each year – and is the perfect opportunity to check out local talent from here in Australia, as well as the United States, China, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand, to name a few.
You can expect to see a diverse range of groups represented at the festival, from choirs and jazz bands to wind ensembles and full orchestras. When the musicians aren’t performing, the event also offers them a unique opportunity to develop their music skills with new friends through cultural exchanges and world-class clinicians who travel from all over the world to share their talent and expertise.
In addition to the Concert Hall in the famous Sydney Opera House – one of the most famous performance halls in the world – a number of other venues in Inner Sydney also play host to Australian International Music Festival participants, including an outdoor venue in Darling Harbour, Sydney Town Hall and the City Recital Hall, which is better known by locals as Angel Place. St Andrew’s Cathedral will also host choral performances.
You won’t want to miss a second of this welcoming musical and cultural celebration, which offers plenty of family-friendly appeal.