Support your colleagues while enjoying an evening of entertainment

9 April 2018

The AVA Annual Conference is your opportunity to enjoy a performance from the Australian Veterinary Orchestra (AVO).

The AVO first performed at the Annual Conference in Perth in 2014, and received a standing ovation. It has since gone from strength to strength, with the support of some of Australia’s best orchestras.

The AVO, accompanied by the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform on Wednesday 16 May at 7.30pm. For only $10 you can watch veterinary colleagues perform beautiful classical music – with all proceeds donated to the AVA’s Benevolent Fund.

According to AVO founder and tubist Dr Mike Woodham, of Sugarland Vet, playing and listening to music has mental health benefits. It’s also a lot of fun. Which might explain why at least some conference delegates register “just for the chance to perform in the orchestra”, he said.

This year’s performance will include animal themed pieces by Rossini and Wilder. If you play an instrument and that sounds like music to your ears, you can join the AVO.

Whether you’re onstage or in the audience, a night with the AVO promises an entertaining evening. Come along and find out which of your veterinary colleagues has a hidden musical talent.

This is just one of many fantastic social events open to delegates and their guests. To find out what else is on, from breakfasts to dinners to weekend leisure activities, visit the social page.



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