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AYO Summer Concert Series
- Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020, 3:30pm; 7pm
- Venue: Elder Hall — Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA Tickets: This is a free event
From symphonic greats to exciting contemporary music, there’s something for everyone at our free summer concert series supported by Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide. We look forward to welcoming a stellar lineup of guest artists to National Music Camp in 2020 – we’ll be joined by renowned conductors Matthew Coorey and Tze Law Chan, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto, and didjeridu virtuoso William Barton.
These professionals will work with AYO musicians to present a diverse showcase of works across a series of seven concerts – with orchestral favourites such as Smetana’s 'The Moldau' and Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony performed alongside an array of contemporary works; including Jack Frerer’s 'On-Again, Off-Again', written in 2018 for the Juilliard Orchestra, and Peter Sculthorpe’s 'Earth Cry' for didjeridu and orchestra, featuring a solo appearance by William Barton.
What makes these concerts particularly exceptional is that they feature 220 of the country’s most talented young musicians, who have each completed a highly competitive audition process to gain their seat in the orchestra. The annual gathering of young performers, composers and arts administrators at National Music Camp is one of the highlights of the year for many young Australian musicians, and it’s inspiring to witness what can be achieved when these musical minds combine their enthralling energy and passion for music.
Saturday 11 January
Orchestral Concert I, 3.30pm (Grieg, Stravinsky, Sibelius, Sculthorpe)
Orchestral Concert II, 7pm (Dukas, Sculthorpe, Stravinsky, Sibelius)
Thursday 16 January
Chamber Music in Concert, 7pm
Friday 17 January
New Creations in Concert, 6pm
Percussion & Brass in Concert, 7.30pm
Saturday 18 January
Orchestral Concert III, 3.30pm
Orchestral Concert IV, 7pm
Admission is by donation, and on a first-come first-served basis.
Featured non-Australian music: Sibelius, Stravinsky, Dukas, Grieg, Ravel
Featured Australian Works
||Earth cry : full orchestra (1986) by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Matthew Coorey and Australian Youth Orchestra
||Sonata for strings No. 2 : string orchestra by Peter Sculthorpe|
— performed by Australian Youth Orchestra
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