The climax of McCann’s Care Aware campaign happens on Saturday 27th October.
The Impossible Orchestra is a 24 hour non-stop musical event. Non-stop means no intervals, no breaks between sets, no subbing musicians on and off. It is an event of unbroken musical performance, from 5 pm Saturday to 5 pm Sunday, to promote recognition for and awareness of the 2.6 million unpaid family carers in Australia.
270 Australian and New Zealand musicians have offered themselves, their talents and their instruments - to play under the musical direction of Brett Kelly. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Australian National Academy of Music have all allowed their musicians to be involved.
The event, at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall in The Arts Centre, is free to watch. Sittings are three hours long.
This concert is the high point of the McCann campaign for Care Aware that kicked off with the production of a short film highlighting the struggles and the joys – and the need for financial support – that Australia’s carers experience in their mostly invisible task.