1970s

 


The seventies was a jam packed decade for AYO with a 1970 World Expo performance, 1975 Asia Tour and 1979 trip to the Great Wall of China. It was also a landmark decade for the Australian Youth Orchestra with an overseas tour to Berlin.



Album History

AYO recorded it's first commercial recording in 1959.

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Performance History

1970

ABC Youth Concerts
Melbourne
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloist: Tanya Hunt, cello

Pre-Asian Tour Farewell Concert
Canberra
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloist: Tanya Hunt, cello

Inaugural International Tour
EXPO 70 Osaka (Japan); Manila (The Philippines)
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloist: Tanya Hunt, cello

1971

ABC Youth Concerts
Brisbane and Toowoomba
Conductors: Moshe Atzmon (Brisbane); Leonard Dommett (Toowoomba)
Soloist: Julie Raines, harp

1972

Adelaide Festival of the Arts and ABC Youth Concerts
Adelaide
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloists: Alan Bonds, Anne Laijta, Zsolt Martonyi & Lynley Carrington, violins;
Simone de Haan, Kenneth McClimont, Robert Clark, Grant Easton, trombones;
Karen Chugg, flute; Sharman Pretty, oboe

1973

Season Cancelled

1974

Three State Tour
Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (International Society for Music Education Conference)
Conductor: John Hopkins
Guest Conductor: Dmitri Kabalevsky

1975

Asian Tour
Cebu City, Manila (the Philippines); Takasaki City, Tokyo, Kobe, Kagoshima, Kyoto (Japan); Seoul, Pusan (Korea) and Hong Kong
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloist: Jeffrey Crellin, oboe

Intervarsity Choral Festival
Sydney
Conductor: Peter Seymour
Soloists: Pearl Berridge, soprano; Lauris Elms, contralto; Raymond McDonald, tenor

Sydney Opera House
Sydney
Conductor: Robert Pikler
Soloist: Grant Dickson, bass

1976

American Bicentennial Celebrations, tour of eight US states:
Interlochen Music Camp, MI; Memphis, TN, Atlanta, GA; Fort Worth, TX; Ames, IO; Golden, CO; Oakland, CA; Honolulu, HI
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloist: Zoltán Kocsis, piano

Choral Concert with The Melbourne Chorale
Melbourne
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloists: Pearl Berridge, soprano; Lauris Elms, contralto; Raymond McDonald, tenor; Grant Dickson, bass

Opening of the new Canberra School of Music
Canberra
Conductor: Robert Pikler
Soloist: Margaret Powell, piano

1977

ABC Youth, Family and Schools Concert
Melbourne
Conductor: Robert Pikler
Soloists: Lisa Green, violin; Philip Green, cello; Paul Brickhill, piano

Choral concert with The Melbourne Chorale
Melbourne
Conductor: Robert Pikler
Soloists: Rhonda Bruce, soprano; Graeme Wall and George Hegan, tenors; Brian Hansford, baritone

1978

ABC Youth, Family and Schools Concerts
Adelaide
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloists: Sandra Tancibudek, violin; Renata Turrini, piano

1979

Inaugural Tour to China
Sydney (Australia); Hong Kong; Beijing, Nanking, Shanghai, Kwang Chou (China)
Conductor: John Hopkins
Soloist: Victor Sangiorgio, piano

ABC Series 6-30 and Schools Concerts
Sydney
Conductor: Georg Tintner
Soloists: Marilyn Richardson, soprano; James Christiansen, baritone

Choral concert with the Sydney Philharmonia
Sydney
Conductor: Peter Seymour
Soloist: John Winther, piano

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Australian Youth Orchestra Participants

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