THE Tamworth library is bringing a touch of class to the main street’s nightlife and there’s only some strings attached.
In celebration of International Make Music Day on Thursday, the library will be live-streaming a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance into the nation’s traditional capital of country music.
The performance is being beamed around the world on June 21 as a toast to all things tuneful.
Tamworth librarian Shiralee Franks said it was the first time such a performance would be shared with the library.
It’s a free night of entertainment with wine and nibblies on offer and the only strings attached are being provided by some aspiring musos.
“We’ve invited the conservatorium youth string quartet to come and play while people are mingling,” Ms Franks said.
The youngsters will open the show from 5:45pm, before the orchestra performance is streamed from 6.30pm.
Ms Franks hoped the event would “become more of a thing in the future”.
The Make Music Day livestream of Verdi’s Requiem will also be broadcast at the Sydney Olympic Park and in libraries across regional NSW, including Armidale, Cessnock, Cowra, Maitland, Parkes, Tamworth, Taree, Tumut, Wagga Wagga and more, allowing communities outside of the Sydney metropolitan area to join in on the festivities.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Executive Officer, Emma Dunch, said the band was headlining Australia’s first participation in Make Music Day this year.
“Music is a universal language and we’re thrilled to share Verdi’s Requiem with music lovers all over the world,” Ms Dunch said.
“Through regional and international touring, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has always been passionate about removing barriers to music and making it accessible to everyone.
“Now, with the help of technology, we’re able to share music with even more people around the world.
Arts minster Don Harwin said it would be a special treat for classical music lovers in the state.
“Music is for everyone and to have the SSO broadcast live to the world on this special day will be a treat for classical music lovers the world over,” he said.
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