AYO Summer Concert Series  Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

Saturday 11 January
Orchestral Concert I, 3.30pm
Orchestral Concert II, 7pm

Thursday 16 January
Chamber Music in Concert, 7pm

Friday 17 January
New Creations in Concert, 6pm
Percussion & Brass in Concert, 7.30pm

Saturday 18 January
Orchestral Concert III, 3.30pm
Orchestral Concert IV, 7pm

Guest artists

Matthew Coorey conductor
Tzelaw Chan conductor
Natsuko Yoshimoto violin
William Barton didgeridoo 


From symphonic greats to exciting contemporary music, there’s something for everyone at our free summer concert series.

We look forward to welcoming a stellar lineup of guest artists to National Music Camp in 2020 – we’ll be joined by renowned conductors Matthew Coorey and Tzelaw Chan, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto, and didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton.

These professionals will work with AYO musicians to present a diverse showcase of works across a series of seven concerts – with orchestral favourites such as Smetana’s The Moldau and Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony performed alongside an array of contemporary works; including Jack Frerer’s On-Again, Off-Again, written in 2018 for the Juilliard Orchestra, and Peter Sculthorpe’s Earth Cry for didgeridoo and orchestra, featuring a solo appearance by William Barton.

What makes these concerts particularly exceptional is that they feature 220 of the country’s most talented young musicians, who have each completed a highly competitive audition process to gain their seat in the orchestra. The annual gathering of young performers, composers and arts administrators at National Music Camp is one of the highlights of the year for many young Australian musicians, and it’s inspiring to witness what can be achieved when these musical minds combine their enthralling energy and passion for music.

Admission is by donation, and on a first-come first-served basis.
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