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February Season: Blog 3

Posted by Jonathan Bekes
Sunday 14th February, 2016
The Australian Youth Orchestra February Season has come to an exhilarating close with our final concert in the concert hall at QPAC. What a privilege it has been to be part of such an incredible group of people and what a pleasure it was to bring this amazing music to life. The final concert draws ten days of tutorials, sectionals, rehearsals and performance to a close.

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February Season: Blog 2

Posted by Annabelle Carter
Saturday 13th February, 2016
Last Friday, nearly 100 musicians from all across Australia arrived in Brisbane to commence the February season of AYO. There is always a buzz of excitement in the air on the first day, the stimulation of being in a new city, seeing old AYO friends, meeting our conductor for the program and, of course, the anticipation for the first rehearsal in the evening. Our repertoire for this program is Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet: Suite, Kodály's Dances of Galánta and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2.

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February Season: Blog 1

Posted by Giovanni Vinci
Friday 12th February, 2016
Romeo and Juliet; the tale of tragic love and languish coupled with the intensely evocative music of Sergei Prokofiev equipped the Australian Youth Orchestra with all the inspiration needed to produce yet another successful season of music making. If this were not inspiration enough, the return of the reputable and vivacious Alexandre Bloch to the AYO would have no doubt instilled excitement and anticipation into each musician attending.

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2016 AYO National Music Camp: Blog 6

Posted by Adrienne Salmon
Monday 18th January, 2016
So here we are, the end of National Music Camp. And what an adventure it has been. To think that just two weeks ago today we arrived in our new artistic home of Canberra is a little daunting, particularly when you consider everything we have achieved and witnessed in such little time. Each event or new skill we have grasped has seemed to whiz past; I especially noticed it after the first week when I devastatingly realised that we only had one week of camp to go.

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