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2016 AYO National Music Camp | Blog 1

Posted by Dylan Henderson
Monday 4th January, 2016
Despite the grim weather, the atmosphere among the students and tutors already seems charged with optimism and promise, so perhaps it would not be amiss to characterise such a congregation of talent as a ‘thriving metropolis’ - if only for a week or two.

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2015 July Season: Blog 4

Posted by Oliver Shermacher
Friday 24th July, 2015
It has been two days since the Australian Youth Orchestra’s concert at the Opera House, and I’m having what has affectionately been coined as ‘AYO withdrawls’. My pain is deep and true, longing for the days gone by.

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2015 July Season: Blog 3

Posted by Tegan LeBrun
Monday 13th July, 2015
For the first concert of AYO’s 2015 July Season, the orchestra took to Melbourne’s Hamer Hall to deliver an exceptional performance. Tegan, a percussion player was met with a challenging repertoire, rose to the challenge and delivered a sensational performance. Tegan gives us an insight into the Melbourne rehearsals, tells us how the percussion section conquered Mahler’s 6th Symphony, and recounts her most memorable AYO experiences.

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2015 July Season: Blog 2

Posted by Michael Olsen
Monday 13th July, 2015
Our orchestra is sounding phenomenal as they rehearse with Mark Elder in preparation for our July Season concerts in Sydney and Melbourne. In between tutti, sectionals, and professional development, the musicians have gotten a chance to get to know each other better and explore the city of Melbourne. One of our exceptional trumpet players, Michael Olsen, gives us an insight into his experiences of July Season.

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