News in brief: May 2017

Published in the May 2017 issue

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Classical guitar meets a full Symphony Orchestra

Matthew Marshall (centre) travelled to the US recently to perform with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

World-renowned classical guitarist – and Southern Cross University Professor of Music – Matthew Marshall will be performing with the Lismore Symphony Orchestra as part of its 2017 concert series, bringing a new dimension to the Orchestra’s soundscape.
The performance is “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo, an orchestral masterpiece that blends Spanish classical guitar with a full symphony orchestra. The music line-up also includes the fourth movement of Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, the third movement of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, as well as excerpts from the fabulous film “Babe” by Australian composer, Nigel Westlake.
LSO is thrilled to have as its conductor again in this concert series.

Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28

Whitebrook Theatre at the Southern Cross University Lismore campus

For tickets and more information: trybooking.com/PLBK

Southern Cross University is proud to be the new home for Lismore Symphony Orchestra.

Health checks for farming families at Primex

Nursing and allied health students will be based in the University’s mobile health facility while at Primex.

Norco Primex Agricultural Field Days 2017 has partnered with Southern Cross University in offering farmers and their families a health check as part of the expo’s Healthy Rural Families precinct.

The health assessments will be carried out by Southern Cross University nursing and allied health students under academic supervision and will include blood pressure checks and risk assessment for type 2 diabetes. Those assessed will be given a referral pathway if required and receive a voucher to the SCU Health Clinic.

Student health assessments will be available from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm daily at the Healthy Rural Families precinct. The Healthy Rural Families precinct, sponsored by the Farming Together program, is located at P8-P10 and P23-P25.

Held annually since 1985, Primex is one of Australia’s most iconic primary industry expositions, attracting 300 exhibitors and around 30,000 people.

Primex is at Casino from June 15-17.

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