Go to Music At Midday

Tuesday 16 April, 2024 12pm

The Royal Military College Band is one of Australia’s premier military bands, performing at historic occasions including the Centenary of Federation celebration in London in 2000 and ceremonial duties at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day. Registration is free.

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On the day of the performance entry is by a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the Canberra Blind Society. Canberra Blind Society
Have you registered, but can no longer attend?
If you have registered to attend this Music at Midday performance but can no longer attend, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au to let us know. We will then be able to reallocate your ticket/s to allow somebody else to attend this fantastic performance.

Show details:

Synopsis

Tuesday 16 April, 2024
12pm

The Royal Military College Band is one of Australia’s premier military bands, performing at historic occasions including the Centenary of Federation celebration in London in 2000 and ceremonial duties at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day.

Registration is free.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

On the day of the performance entry is by a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the Canberra Blind Society.

Canberra Blind Society

Have you registered, but can no longer attend?

If you have registered to attend this Music at Midday performance but can no longer attend, please contact our friendly Canberra Ticketing Box Office team on (02) 6275 2700 or email canberraticketing@act.gov.au to let us know. We will then be able to reallocate your ticket/s to allow somebody else to attend this fantastic performance.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre

CATEGORY:
Special Event/Other

DURATION
:
60 minutes, no interval

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This show is suitable for children.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION

Officer Commanding/Music Director

We are proud to announce the new Officer Commanding/Music Director of the Royal Military College Band, Major Matthew O’Keeffe.

Major Matthew O’Keeffe studied Clarinet at the Australian National University in Canberra, graduating the Bachelor of Music with Distinction in 1998. He made his international performance debut at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and has given lectures and performances focused on Australian music at institutions such as Kneller Hall, the Versailles Conservatoire and the Australasian Clarinet and Saxophone congress. He has performed at festivals throughout Australia including the Castlemaine State Festival, Four Winds, the Camden Haven Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, National Folk Festival, the Canberra International Music Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, and has performed as Principal Bass Clarinet with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for Tall Poppies, ABC Classics and Move Records labels.

Matthew joined the Australian Army as a musician in 2004, beginning his military career in the Band of The Royal Military College with subsequent postings to the Defence Force School of Music in Melbourne, the Australian Army Band Perth and the Band of the First Battalion in Townsville. He was attached to the Malaysian Army School of Music in 2012 as an advisor and instructor and performed as soloist with the Australian Army Band during their successful tour of Switzerland for the Basel Tattoo in 2011. In 2020, he travelled to PNG to assist in establishing a training partnership with PNG Defence Force musicians.

He is thrilled to return to the Band of the Royal Military College in 2022 as the Officer Commanding and Music Director. His wife Wyana has also been a big part of the Canberra Music community through her past extensive involvement with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Canberra City Band and performances with the Griffyn Ensemble. Together they look forward to catching up with old friends, making many new ones, and contributing to the local music scene.

 

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