TangoOz 2019 Audition Application
Led by bandoneónista/violinist Maggie Ferguson, TangoOz is Australia’s first genuine tango orchestra and an associate of La Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s national school of orchestral tango, and Conservatorium High School in Sydney. TangoOz students study in a chamber tango ensemble led by Maggie Ferguson on bandoneón, using original composers’ arrangements from Tangovia.org in Buenos Aires.

Late Auditions for TangoOz 2019 are being heard on application in the Joseph Post Auditorium (formerly Choral Assembly Hall) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Limited positions are open for bandoneon, violins, viola, double bass, clarinet, saxophone and guitar

Rehearsals are held on Mondays fortnightly from 5pm to 7pm in the Joseph Post Auditorium at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Candidates should prepare a short piece of their choice demonstrating contrasting moods and will be asked to play a sight reading passage. There is no upper age restriction, however candidates must be at least 15 years of age and be of pre-tertiary/tertiary standard. There will be performance opportunities throughout 2019.There is a nominal fee for all tertiary students. Terms can be arranged.

Successful candidates will be required to commit to TangoOz for all rehearsals and performances during 2019.

Rehearsal Schedule – 2019 JPA CHS

March 25 TangoOz 17:00-18.45. Barrio del Tango 19:00-20:00.
April 1 Barrio del Tango 17:00-19:00.
April 8 TangoOz 17:00-19:00.
April 15 TangoOz 17:00-19:00.
School holidays between Saturday 13 April and Sunday 28 April. Not university break. Rehearsals potentially continue throughout this period.

April 29 TangoOz 17:00-19:00.
May 6 Barrio del Tango 17:00-19:00.
May 13 TangoOz 17:00-19:00.
May 20 Barrio del Tango 17:00-19:00.
May 27 TangoOz 17:00-19:00.
June 3 Barrio del Tango 17:00-19:00.
June 10 [Public holiday – no rehearsal. UNSW/USyd exam period.]
June 17 TangoOz 17:00-19:00. [UNSW/USyd exam period.]
June 24 TangoOz 17:00-18:00. Free public concert in JPA at 19:00.
June 29 SydneyTango Winter Milonga (BdT). Additional rehearsals throughout the week?

School holidays and university break between Saturday 29 June and Sunday 21 July. No rehearsals.

Term 3 Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September. Potential end-of-term public concert.

School holidays between Saturday 28 September and Sunday 13 October. Not university break. Rehearsals potentially continue throughout this period.

Term 4 Monday 14 October to Monday 9 December.

Ignacio Varchausky to visit Sydney in early December as guest Artistic Director.


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