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Travelling to Bundanon on our Fellows Retreat

09 May, 2019

Our Sydney Symphony Fellows had a blast on their week-long annual retreat at Bundanon Trust.

As Artists in Residence at Bundanon Trust, our twelve Fellows spent the week rehearsing for a performance in Goulburn at Hume Conservatorium.

Before the concert they spent the morning working with local Goulburn musicians in a side-by-side workshop. Our Fellows also took a day out from Bundanon to do outreach work at South Coast Correctional Centre in Nowra where Fellowship Artistic Director Roger Benedict lead an interactive workshop with inmates, followed by a performance. The day was inspiring for both Fellows and inmates alike.

"On the 2019 Bundanon Retreat I learnt that playing chamber music in the midst of the beautiful untamed Australian bush and wildlife is an experience that not only helps one to grow as a musician, but is good for the soul. Visiting and performing at South Coast Correctional Centre in Nowra was a highlight as the prisoners were very enthusiastic and eager to learn as much as possible about classical music. They were really grateful to us for performing for them and this made the experience all the more rewarding!" – James Julian, 2019 Clarinet Fellow

Scroll through the gallery to take a closer look at the week.