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Performance date & time

Friday 22 Jul
1:30 PM

Running Time 45 minute performance



To book for this program, you must meet the eligibility guidelines outlined in the event description.

Suitability: Years 4 – 9

Come with us on an incredible musical journey, as master musician William Barton transports the audience to a sonic world, transcending time and space.

This is an opportunity for students to experience Melbourne’s premier venue for orchestral performance, enjoying music from incredible Australian artists.

Barton will be joined by song woman and wordsmith Aunty Dalmae Barton, composer and violin virtuoso Véronique Serret, and Australian music legend Iva Davies. These revered musicians will be accompanied by John Foreman’s magnificent 60-piece Aussie Pops Orchestra.

William’s powerfully moving music will take you to the deep past, the future, to the majestic Australian landscape and the almost unimaginable wonders of the cosmos.

William Barton is one of Australia’s most celebrated musicians. Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players, William is a Kalkadunga man whose music is inspiring, uplifting, and powerful.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided to all attendees of ‘William Barton and Friends’.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts
- Music
Critical and Creative Thinking
The Humanities
- History
Personal and Social



As part of the Positive Start in 2022 program, MEGAMIX Social is open to all students who attend a government or low-fee non-government school.

Programs are also available to students in one of the following categories: rural and regional students; students with disability; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; culturally and linguistically diverse students; students from disadvantaged or low SES backgrounds; students in Out of Home Care; students identified as vulnerable or at risk of disengagement. Contact our schools team for further clarification on eligibility.

All eligible schools can apply for a $500 rebate if hiring a bus for travel. Please note this in the relevant fields when booking.



Your safety and wellbeing

Face masks are highly encouraged indoors for people aged 8 years and over. Our venues are operating at their maximum allowable capacity so you may be seated next to other patrons. Read more about our COVIDSafe measures


Created by
William Barton
Aunty Delmae Barton, Véronique Serret and Iva Davies
Conducted by
John Foreman
Performed by
The Australian Pops Orchestra

Supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Arts Centre Melbourne acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, through the Positive Start in 2022 Program.

  • Victoria State Government Education and Training logo
  • William Barton & Friends logo
  • John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra logo

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