Collaboration Concert with Queensland Korean Youth Orchestra

On 25 March, Calamvale Community College held the inaugural Collaboration Concert with the Queensland Korean Youth Orchestra (QKO) at the on-campus Calamvale Performing Arts Centre. Established in 2016, QKO has continually expanded to become the most dynamic and diversified orchestra in Queensland. For QKO, this joint concert is of mutual benefit: “Our objective for collaborating with various educational institutes is to promote friendship and thus a long-term relationship between the institutes and QKO.” Our relationship with QKO is strong; their young musicians currently use the College’s CPAC as their main rehearsal venue.
This concert provided our music students with the opportunity to interact with and perform alongside like-minded young musicians. Audiences listened to performances by the Calamvale College String Quartet, the Queensland Korean Youth Orchestra’s Strings and Woodwind Brass Percussion, as well as collaborative performances that showcased the combined talents of these young performers.

Alongside on-campus collaborations, our students have also participated in a variety of activities and performances outside of the College. In March, Instrumental Music students from across the College visited the Conservatorium of Music at Southbank and attended a lecture presented by the Deputy Director. Our Taiko group began the year with an international focus – they performed at our Multicultural Festival, welcomed and farewelled our visiting Japanese schools, and showcased their skills at the Japanese “Kisaraga” Festival at Roma Street Parklands.