South Australia’s best and brightest young musicians will bring poetry, passion and power to the fore in Adelaide Youth Orchestras’ bold new 2015 season program, officially launched today, Wednesday, February 25.
Including performances by the Adelaide Youth Orchestra (AdYO), Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra (AdYWO), Adelaide Youth Sinfonia (AdSI) and the Adelaide Youth Strings (AYS), the program of 11 public concerts across the city and suburbs continues the company’s tradition of presenting unique and rarely heard works that will not only challenge and nurture its talented young musicians, but also engage audiences.
SA’s best young musicians bring poetry, passion and power to year of orchestral masterpieces.
The series of 11 public concerts begins with the first of AdYO’s popular Maestro Series: Poetry (March 21), featuring works never before performed by AdYO musicians including the Australian premiere of the Japanese Flute Concerto by Otaka, and Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Overture, not performed here in more than three decades.
The ground-breaking works continue in Maestro Series 2: Passion (June 28), which will see AdYO collaborate with State Opera of South Australia Young Artists and leading conductor Nicholas Braithwaite to present an evening of excerpts from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and, for the first
“AdYO is all about encouraging the love of orchestral music at an early age, and the interactive Toddlers Play concert is a great chance to engage children as early as possible,” Mr Crellin said.
Thanks to sell-out suburban performances over the past two years, the 2015 season will see Adelaide Youth Orchestras continue their popular concerts outside the Adelaide CBD, with performances scheduled in Marion, Golden Grove and Brighton.
These include AdYWO and AdSI’s first performance in Brighton Secondary School’s newly built concert hall on March 22, and AYS’ free Community Concert at Marion Culture Centre (March 29).
“It’s an absolute priority for us to engage with new audiences and perform outside traditional city-based concert halls, as well as strengthen our relationships with local councils and the greater Adelaide community,” said Adelaide Youth Orchestras’ General Manager Christopher Wainwright.
Also returning in 2015 is the annual AdYO Celebrates Gala Concert at Elder Hall (November 29), featuring 220 musicians across all four orchestras, and the Senior Heroes Concert Series supported by Alfred James Funeral Directors, featuring private recitals at eight residential care facilities throughout Adelaide for those with mobility issues to enjoy a live orchestral experience.