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Venue: Various Venues
Presented by: Sydney Opera House


Fanfare is a pilot project to replace the theatre bells at the Sydney Opera House. The pilot will be conducted in late 2014 and early 2015.

What is a fanfare?
A fanfare is a short composition that traditionally announces important information. Over the next five months we will be using fanfares to call patrons to their seats.

Who composed the fanfares?
Sydney Opera House fanfares are composed by one of eight Australians between the ages of 12-21. They are the winners of a nationwide competition with over 120 entrants. Each fanfare has been workshopped with renowned Australian composer Nicholas Vines then played and recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra with conductor Nicholas Carter.

The winners for the 2014 Fanfare Competition are:
Lachlan Penninkilampi (NSW); work title Fanfare 1; age 16
John Rotar (Qld); work title Skyscrapers; A Fanfare; age 19
Josh Belperio (SA); work title Fanfare for the less common man; age 19
Alexander Unikowski (ACT); work title Fanfare pour un monde unifie; age 20
Luca Warburton (NSW); work title Fanfare; age 14
Marcus Milton (NSW); work title Fanfare; age 15
Paris Francis (NSW); work title Rebellion’s Rise; age 13
Yilan Yu (NSW); work title Arrival of the Queen of Mars; age 13

For more information about the competition and winners please visit Artology.

Fanfare is a collaboration with Artology and the Australian Youth Orchestra, and is based on a concept created by London’s Royal Opera House in 2009.

Listen to the fanfares below!

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