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GETTING STARTED WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC | A PLAYLIST

Tuesday 9th February, 2021
If you wanted to introduce a friend to classical music, which piece of music would you play them? For those new to classical music it can be difficult to know where to start, so we asked our community to share their recommendations! Here is a collection of repertoire chosen by the AYO community. Listen to our playlist and read about their picks. What would you choose?

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MATTHEW MCDONALD | MEET THE AYO ARTISTS OF 2021

Tuesday 9th February, 2021
Matthew McDonald is Principal Double Bass of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. His performances as part of orchestras, chamber ensembles and as a soloist have taken him across the globe in some of the most prestigious concert halls with influential composers. After performing with the Australian Youth Orchestra 25 years ago, he is back as our soloist for AYO Winter Season this year.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO | THE YEAR AHEAD

Wednesday 10th February, 2021
2021 brings with it a sense of enthusiasm and optimism that young musicians from around the country will once more be able to come together. This year is planned to be one of new opportunity for young musicians who crave the chance to meet other like-minded individuals and make great music together. Read the full message from our CEO, Colin Cornish.

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ELISSA SEED | MEET THE ARTISTS OF 2021

Tuesday 9th February, 2021
Elissa has worked in range of arts production, travel coordinating and management roles across Australia and worldwide. In 2013, Elissa participated in AYO’s Arts Administration program and since fine-tuning her craft behind the scenes, she will return to teach the next generation as an AYO Orchestral Management tutor. Discover more about her insights into running an orchestra.

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