Play On is a performing arts company that presents Australia’s best young classical musicians alongside leading DJs, connecting audiences in an intimate, unconventional and inclusive environment.
Play On was started after years thinking about how the major cultural institutions were really only accessible to certain audiences, and so were excluding many potential listeners from experiencing classical music. Speaking to other young people, we kept hearing that going to see classical music is prohibitively expensive and culturally inaccessible. So we decided to do something about it.
Play On’s first series will be held in Fitzroy in November 2016. Each Friday night, Australia’s most acclaimed young classical musicians will present an hour of chamber music, followed by a set from one of Melbourne’s best-loved electronic artists, who will transform the party spinning soul, disco and house into the night.
Assuming the success of our first series, we're planning to grow the project in the future, putting on regular events, creating opportunities for young artists, and using unconventional spaces to challenge the way audiences experience classical and electronic music. We’re currently in discussions with the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Australian Ballet about opportunities for collaboration in the future.