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is an orchestra based in Victoria
Victoria is the second most populous state in Australia. Geographically the smallest mainland state, Victoria is bordered by New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania on Boundary Islet to the north, west and south respectively....
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. In addition to its own concert and education events, it is the performance partner of the following major performing arts companies: The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia
Opera Australia is the principal opera company in Australia. Based in Sydney, its performance season at the Sydney Opera House runs for approximately eight months of the year, with the remainder of its time spent in the The Arts Centre in Melbourne...
and Victorian Opera
Victorian Opera is an opera company based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The company was founded in 2005 and commenced operations in January 2006 with funding from the Victorian government, and Richard Gill as Artistic Director...
. Orchestra Victoria was formerly named the Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra, and was formed in 1969 to perform in a national tour of Gilbert & Sullivan operetta
Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. It is also closely related, in English-language works, to forms of musical theatre.-Origins:...
It is one of two full time, professional orchestras based in Melbourne. Through its Community Program the Orchestra makes music accessible across Victoria through its concerts and education workshops.
The orchestra can be heard
- In the State Theatre at the opera or ballet
- In concert at venues such as the Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall is the central municipal building of the City of Melbourne, Australia, in the State of Victoria. It is located on the northeast corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, in the central business district. It is the seat of the Local Government Area of the City of Melbourne...
or the National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria is an art gallery and museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is the oldest and the largest public art gallery in Australia. Since December 2003, NGV has operated across two sites...
- In concert in many venues around regional Victoria
- Playing alongside students during the Orchestra Victoria Education workshops
- At Hamer Hall for the annual Classically Melbourne concert
- At Hamer Hall for the annual Herald Sun
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Aria Competition final
- On recordings for ABC Classics and Melba Recordings
Leading staff 2011
Managing Director: Rob Roberston
The concertmaster/mistress is the spalla or leader, of the first violin section of an orchestra. In the UK, the term commonly used is leader...
: Adam Chalabi
- Deputy Concertmaster: Roger Jonsson