The Mallacoota MCO Playbook (East Gippsland)

Ashes to Music, the MCO, Mallacoota Music Recovery and Rebus Theatre’s Project Alchemy present:

The Mallacoota MCO Playbook Workshop Presentation

A quartet of players from the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra perform and run workshops for the Mallacoota community

In collaboration, Lisa Broome, Mallacoota Music Recovery, Padma Newsome, Rebus Theatre and the Alchemy Project, Sophie Rowell and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, presents:

The 4th Mallacoota-MCO Playbook Workshop Presentation


On November 4th, 2023, a quartet of players from the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra are visiting Mallacoota. These are some of the finest musicians in the land, led by violinist, Sophie Rowell, and award winning Baritone, Stephen Marsh.

They will be performing a concert for the Mallacoota community at 2.30pm at the Mallacoota Golf and Country Club

In addition, the MCO players will participate in a collaborative workshop and presentation with our local musicians, young and old.

We make up music. They play it with us.

This will be the 4th iteration of this deep sharing and collaborative relationship. Previous collaborations include: BeachFiddle with Bridie, Lisa, Padma, Char, and Marie, and music/works by Charlotte Martin, Justin Brady, Diana Wolfe, Riley and Larry Grey, Lila Eversgerd, John Grunden, Mattisse Turner, Amelia and others.

Performance/Workshop Date: November 4th, 2023 Time (TBD)

Workshops and Development: 1.5 hours each session. Dates, place, and time, TBD.

Workshop 1: Writing music for strings and baritone: Part 1

Workshop 2: Writing music for strings and baritone: Part 2

Workshop 3: Recording for strings and using midi to compose for strings.

Workshop 4: Getting our music to performance.

Project Alchemy is made possible thanks to funding from the Australian Government for the Black Summer Bushfire Grant Program.
Rebus is also supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and the ACT Government.

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