We are halfway through our Composing Conversations Workshop Series! We have discussed with composers, patrons and conductors their inspirations, motivations and experiences, as well as honing our pieces to be premiered...

Last rehearsal we played under the baton of Mark Shiell, our guest conductor.  Mark has studied and conducted both in Australia and Internationally, and has worked with some of Australia’s most celebrated composers...

Our Composing Conversation at last week’s workshop was with VCO Project founder Sally Burgess and patron Jenny Khafagi. Sally Burgess is the Founder and the vision behind the VCO Project. Sally...

Our first Composing Conversations workshop was a big success last week. We began work on Mark Viggiani’s piece Of Tulips and Dragons an arrangement of Bartok’s piano music for orchestra. Orchestra...

We’ve had our final rehearsal in preparation for this week’s Little Winter Music Concert, and are looking forward to sharing Mornings, Nights, Folk Songs and Dances with our audience. It will...

Squawkestra is excited to announce its upcoming workshop series “Composing Conversations”. We will be exploring new works written especially for, and in collaboration with, Squawkestra across eight workshops and culminating in...

With the temperature dropping and winter around the corner, rehearsals for our upcoming “Little Winter Music” concert are well advanced. Pieces we will perform include Mendelssohn’s Nocturne from Midsummer’s Night Dream,...

Last rehearsal, Squawkestra was delighted to host not one, but two local composers! In anticipation of our participation in the Victorian Community Orchestra Project Composer Competition and Community Gala Concert (https://www.vcoproject.org/),...

Our first rehearsal was a great success with some new players, new music and getting back into the joy of Squawkestra music-making. Although it was an adventure in navigating the outer...

Our first rehearsal for 2019 is on Thursday 7th February at 7pm.  As our usual venue is not available, we will be rehearsing at the East Preston Senior Citizen’s Centre, 18...