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Mary Jo Capps

As CEO of Musica Viva, Canadian Mary Jo is a driving force in the performing arts in Australia. 2015 sees Musica Viva celebrate 70 years of sharing the delights of chamber music with audiences in the cities, regions and remote communities.

Musica Viva present the classics, champion new contemporary work and support education programs in schools to inspire future generations via the power of music.

Canadian musicians have toured Australia with Musica Viva on several occasions. In 2015 Toronto’s Tafelmusik presented House of Dreams, an enchanting mix of music and art that explored the stories of the great composers.

Mary Jo shares her career journey from Canada to Australia. The mix of presenting the world’s best chamber artists, designing education programs and supporting a new generation of musical creators continues to inspire this dynamic leader. Explore Mary Jo’s #canadiandownunder story.


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Canada Down Under is an on-line portfolio of Canadian-Australian stories produced by the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney and other contributors.

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