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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | Monumental Humanity

Posted by Claire Whittle
Saturday 21st January, 2017
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5 | ‘Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a seminal piece – it’s one of the classical music cornerstones that everyone hears about. It draws people in,’ says Nick Byrne, AYO National Music Camp trombone tutor. It is also a pivotal piece in the trombone repertoire, as it was the first time the instrument was used in an orchestral symphony.

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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | A Russian’s trip to Spain

Posted by Claire Whittle
Saturday 21st January, 2017
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol | ‘Capriccio espanol started as a violin concerto in Rimsky-Korsakov’s mind,’ says Stephen Robinson, AYO National Music Camp oboe tutor. ‘He then decided to make it a suite and give the solo violin part to a number of instruments, which he’s very famous for in the sense of his orchestration, but it is a fantastic piece. Huge energy and all of these brilliant solos. The clarinet solo is the big one – absolutely ridiculous, and so much fun!’

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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | Serenades and Spitfires

Posted by Liam Whitbourn
Saturday 21st January, 2017
ELGAR Serenade for Strings | STEVENSON Captain Brown Suite | ‘Elgar’s work is so emotional,’ says cello tutor Sharon Draper. ‘It’s very satisfying for string players because there are lots of wonderful, juicy tunes for all of the instruments in the chamber orchestra to play. At the same time, there’s that “English reserve” - it’s incredibly elegant. It then bursts out into a torrent of emotion before coming back to the pastoral side of things again. I think it’s a little gem of a piece.

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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | Tutti Concertante

Posted by Elsabeth Parkinson
Saturday 21st January, 2017
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra | As a veteran violinist who has performed with many Australian and international orchestras, Monica Curro brings a wealth of expertise to share with the students under her guidance at National Music Camp. In fact, she went through the Australian Youth Orchestra’s programs herself at one stage, and these days she tutors for them regularly. Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, she says, is a very special piece for her.

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