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Music and Mindfulness

When: Friday May 17, 2024 at 7pm

Where: Government House Ballroom - 13 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Guests: Professor Craig Hassed and Helen Kruger & Australian Baroque

Cost:  Standard $49.00; Concession $40.00; Student $25.00

Join us for a very special presentation on Music and Mindfulness.

Guest speaker is Professor Craig Hassed OAM, plus the amazing Australian Baroque Orchestra.

Professor Hassed has been working within the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University since 1989, and is the Director of Education at the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness, mind-body medicine, lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine and medical ethics.

Craig developed and integrated into the Monash medical curriculum the world-first midfulness-based healthy lifestyle course called the Health Enhancement Program and has collaborated with Australian and international universities helping them to integrate similar content.

Craig has authored and published 14 books, and is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas, in health and education. He was also the founding president and patron of Meditation Australia.

In 2019 Craig was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Medicine. Craig has also been a member of the School of Practical Philosophy in Melbourne for over 30 years.


The Australian Baroque Orchestra was founded by Helen Kruger an international violinist in her own right who is now based in Perth and offering a wide range of interactive concerts to the Perth Community.

Australian Baroque is a national ensemble and early music initiative, formed at its core by WA-based artists. They are world-class players with a spirit of investigation and historical inspiration, bringing you stunning classical music programs, live concerts, and immersive projects. Some of their series include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight, Perth Summer Orchestra Camp, Margaret River Residency and thier flagship music education program the Perth String Project.

The ensemble formed in December 2018 was resident Ensemble in Residence at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, ECU, recorded by ABC Classics and were resident in a Recital Hall home at 505 Newcastle St, thanks to their partnership with AHG for 2020/21. In 2023 Australian Baroque was recorded by Tall Poppies and filmed by Master Performers.

Being part of the WA community is central to the aims of Australian Baroque. This is not just an orchestra for the concert hall.  Their aim is to build significant and long-lasting ties with both regional and metropolitan communities, performing in galleries, schools, museums, Men’s Sheds, churches, cafes and town halls.