An Artology, Sydney Opera House and Australian Youth Orchestra Project

Can you create an attention-grabbing 30 second piece of music? Are you aged between 12 – 21 years?

Listen to the 8 winning Fanfares HERE

Take your seats! The fanfares are being previewed at the Sydney Opera House from October 2014. Do get along and give us your feedback. 8 young composers have worked with the fabulous Australian Youth Orchestra, Nicholas Vines (mentor composer), Nicholas Carter (conductor) to compose short musical fanfares that will replace the ding-dong bells used for audiences to take their seats. 

Fanfare program Pilot program launched​
​”Attending a concert or wandering around a gallery is no longer enough to engage young people with the arts. ​ We need to act on young people’s demands for active – not passive – engagement​”​, says ​Louise Herron, Chief Executive of Sydney Opera House​. Read her piece for the Royal House House HERE


2014 Fanfare winners and Nicholas Vines. Photo by Bridget Elliot.

The Fanfare competition will see the traditional Sydney Opera House cue bells replaced by 30 second fanfares composed by some of Australia’s most talented young musicians aged 12 to 21. The concept was created by London’s Royal Opera House in 2009 and has been brought to Australia by Artology in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

The fanfares will be previewed at the Sydney Opera House from October 2014.

Image Gallery:

Fanfare Workshop 1, 2014, Image Gallery

Fanfare Workshop 2, 2014, Image Gallery

Fanfare Listening Party, Sept 2014