Introducing the 2021 Fanfare Composers

Join us for the Queensland Youth Orchestras Chamber Orchestra concert premiering 12 new Fanfares by young composers plus a new work by Christopher Sainsbury on Wednesday 29 September, 7.30-8.00pm.

Fanfare Competition, now in its eighth year, is open to young people aged 12-21 to extend their composition skills and have their piece workshopped and performed at a special concert event. The concert, in partnership with the Queensland Youth Orchestras, and conducted by Rachel Howley, is the first opportunity to recognise the incredible 2021 compositions.

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“I am so thankful for the opportunity to be involved with Fanfare this year. I’ve learnt so much, particularly around the guidelines involved with preparing a score and its parts for musicians. I’ve already had to put these skills into action for a wind symphony I’ve recently composed,” says Jonathan Platz (Age 13, Qld).

Event: 2021 Fanfare Concert
When: 7.30-8.00pm, Wednesday 29 September 2021
Where: The Old Museum Concert Hall, 480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills

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To register to attend the concert, please contact Philippa on (02) 8007 7322 or by Monday 27 September. Places in the concert hall are strictly limited, RSVP essential.

Join us in celebrating the achievements of the 2021 Queensland Youth Orchestras Fanfare participants:

Concert Program

1. Musical Acknowledgement to Country: Christopher Sainsbury Two Fires Talking  (WP)
2. Fanfare – Annabel Wouters (Age 13, Figtree, NSW) (WP)
3. Proclamation – Jonathan Platz (Age 13, Atherton, Qld) (WP)
4. Encore – Jasmine Lai (Age 14, Melbourne, Vic) (WP)
5. Title Sequence – Kristopher Man (Age 16, Athelstone, SA) (WP)
6. Defense of H’Muuhi Citadel – Andre Fuller (Age 17, Toowomba, Qld) (WP)
7. AH! – Olivia Bryant  (Age 17, Ipswich, Qld) (WP)
8. Elk Branches – Sally Greenaway
9. …And They Emerged Victorious – Emma Watson (Age 18, Cammeray, NSW) (WP)
10. Funfair Fanfare – Jennifer Gao (Age 18, Parramatta, NSW) (WP)
11. Menacing Statuettes – Ethan Parfoot (Age 18, Eaton Hills, Qld) (WP)
12. The Bright Start to Life – Franz Mir Antenor (Age 19, Adelaide, SA) (WP)
13. Hair Fanfare – Dion Spyropoulos (Age 19, Templestowe Lower, Vic) (WP)
14. Fanfare Just For You – Huangkai (Kaykay) Lai (Age 21, Canberra, ACT) (WP)

The concert will begin with a specially-commissioned musical acknowledgement of country by Christopher Sainsbury entitled Two Fires Talking. The program will also include Sally Greenaway’s Elk Branches.

** (WP) = World Premier

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