A new collaborative project between Orange Regional Museum, Orange Regional Conservatorium and Nicole Forsyth (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) will shed light on newly rediscovered music composed by WW2 internee Max-Peter Meyer and performed by the ‘Dunera’ boys.
Music, like the artworks on display in ‘Enemy Aliens’, was an outlet for men interned as ‘enemy aliens’ during the Second World War to respond to the chaos of internment in a foreign country.
Join the performance on Friday 10 February at ORM Talks for a unique performance of Meyer’s Piano Quartet, rarely heard since 1941, by Orange Regional Conservatorium musicians. Guest speaker Nicole Forsyth will also take us on a personal and emotive journey through the story of Meyer’s music and other musical ‘Dunera’ internees.
Tickets are available at https://orangemuseum.eventbrite.com.au
This project is supported by Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Arts Outwest.
1) A page from the original Meyer Piano Quartet score (Nicole Forsyth). 2) Nicole Forsyth (Noni Carroll Photography).