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2015 July Season: Blog 1

Posted by Molly Collier-O'Boyle
Wednesday 8th July, 2015
July Season rehearsals are off to an incredible start, with our musicians rehearsing under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. The ensemble has been rehearsing at Melbourne’s Drill Hall before their concerts at Melbourne’s famed Hamer Hall and the Sydney Opera House next week. Our musicians have come from all over Australia to prepare an exceptional repertoire for the shows. Talented violinist Molly Collier-O’Boyle gives us a taste of AYO’s adventures in Melbourne.

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2015 AYO National Music Camp | Blog 12

Posted by Fiona Goodhew
Saturday 17th January, 2015
It is hard to believe that only two weeks ago, we were all descending upon Adelaide, our home away from home. This amazing camp – where we’ve achieved so much musically, socially and personally –has some mysterious sort of magic. It sees music camp veterans (both students and tutors) plus an enthusiastic new generation amongst the ranks.

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2015 AYO National Music Camp | Blog 11

Posted by Eugenie Puskarz Thomas
Friday 16th January, 2015
I step into the darkness. My shadow stretches out before me as I walk through the door into the void. More light streams in. Angular over-polished surfaces gleam back at me. I move toward the centre – hands outstretched – waiting.

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2015 AYO National Music Camp | Blog 10

Posted by Jessica Donohue
Thursday 15th January, 2015
There was an air of equatorial merriment at camp this morning. Despite another drizzling sky suggesting a more reserved tone would be proper, glances across the breakfast table yielded visions of exotic fruits, colourful birds and large, cheerful flowers. I hadn’t thought musicians a particularly fashionable breed (something about the funereal all black dress code), yet today turned out many campers in their intemperate best. Even a fellow WAMster appeared as a flowing brightly-coloured creation in our austere, practical computer room.

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