This year the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra renewed its historic cultural partnership with the Government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for another three years, with plans for a fourth Youth Music camp in August. Across four days, students will participate in string instrument tutorials and rehearsals with MSO musicians. These workshops will culminate in a concert where students will perform side by side with the MSO. New to the collaboration with the Government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta will be an orchestral management workshop for students, reflecting the MSO’s educational leadership and expertise. Also across four days, this workshop will enable students to take a deep dive into the world of managing an orchestra, from strategy, operations, production and OH&S, to artistic planning, budgeting, finance and HR.
Prior to arriving in Yogyakarta, the MSO will stop over in Jakarta to deliver a string quintet workshop with MSO musicians and an arts management workshop presented by MSO Managing Director, Sophie Galaise, Chief Operating Officer, Guy Ross, Director of Artistic Planning, Melissa King and Director of Operations, Gabrielle Waters. The MSO looks forward to sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas with attendees, who will represent various organisations such as galleries, theatres, music industry bodies and cultural centres.